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Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Word 2002. This article describes the issues that are corrected in this update.
NOTE: This Public Update is part of the Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2), but for your convenience the Public Update also is available individually, as described in the "More Information" section of this article. If you already applied Office XP SP-2, you do not have to apply this Public Update. For additional information, click the article number bout the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP below to view the article bout the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/307841/EN-US/ )OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
How to Download and Install the Update
Client UpdateIf you installed Office XP from a CD-ROM, you have two options:
Office Product UpdatesTo have the Office Product Updates Web site detect the required updates that you must install on your computer, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://office.microsoft.com/ProductUpdates/default.aspxAfter detection is complete, you receive a list of recommended updates for your approval. Click Start Installation to complete the process.
Install Only Word 2002 UpdateThis update requires that Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1) be installed.
For additional information about obtaining and installing Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 1 (SP-1), click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/307843/EN-US/ )OFFXP: Overview of the Office XP Service Pack 1
Follow these steps to download and install the client update:
For more information about the Client Patch, click the link below for the Office Tools on the Web article.
Administrative UpdateIf you installed Microsoft Word 2002 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update and deploy that update to your computer.
If you are the server administrator, follow these steps to download the administrative update:
301348This article contains standard instructions for installing an administrative public update.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/301348/ )How to install a public update to administrative installations of Office XP
Or, you can refer to the following article in the Microsoft Office XP Resource Kit:
How to Determine Whether the Public Update Is InstalledThe Word 2002 Update: April 25, 2002, affects the Winword.exe file. The Word 2002 Update: April 25, 2002, updates the version of Microsoft Word 2002 to version 10.4009.3501. In Microsoft Word, click About Microsoft Word on the Help menu to determine the version that is on your computer.
NOTE: If the Word 2002 Update: April 25, 2002, is already applied to your computer, you receive the following message when you try to install the Word 2002 Update: April 25, 2002:
This update has already been applied or is included in an update that has already been applied.
Issues Fixed by the UpdateThe Word 2002 Update: April 25, 2002, fixes the issues described in the following Knowledge Base articles:
286857When you attempt to open a dialog box in Microsoft Word, the dialog box does not open. Instead, the Word title bar flashes, and the minimized document icon on the taskbar flashes. You cannot type text, click another Word command, or quit Word.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/286857/EN-US/ )WD2002: Dialog Box Does Not Open After You Start Word from Quick Launch Taskbar
287004When you merge a Web page to e-mail in Microsoft Word 2002 by using the HTML mail format, hyperlinks in the e-mail message do not work.
(https://support.microsoft.com/kb/287004/EN-US/ )WD2002: Hyperlinks in Merged HTML E-mail Message Do Not Work
In addition, the following issues have been fixed in this update but are not documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
WD: "Custom Popup 1" Is Displayed on Windows Taskbar
When you open a document based on a custom template that contains custom menu items and you click a menu item, several minimized windows may appear in the taskbar. These windows are identified as "Custom Popup 1", "Custom Popup 2", and so on.
WD: "Error! No Table of Contents Entries Found" When You Use the \T Switch and Regional Settings Are Not English (U.S.)
The \t switch, which allows you to build a table of contents from custom styles, does not work if your regional settings are set to a language other than English. You receive the error message "Error! No table of contents entries found." If you remove the \t switch, the TOC is updated, but it defaults to a TOC that is based on heading styles.
WD: Arabic Fonts Change Point Size in Word
In Arabic Word 97, the default font size for Latin text is 10 pt, and the default font size for RTL text (Arabic text) is 12 pt. When a document is created with this default font size for Arabic text, and the document is opened in a later version of Word, the Arabic text appears in font size 10 pt, just as the Latin text does.
WD2002: Small Caps Are Removed When Features Later Than Word 97 Are Turned Off During Save
If you save a document in Word 2002, and the Disable features introduced after Word 97 check box on the Save tab is selected, some Word 97 features (such as small caps or animated text) are turned off. You receive a warning dialog box that displays this message. This does not occur in Word 2000.
WD: Line Numbering Is Incorrectly Positioned When You Use a Right-to-Left Language
When you use line numbering in a right-to-left language document, the last line number on a page sometimes is printed about .5" to the left of where you expect it to be.
WD2002: Continuous Page Break Changes to "Next Page" After You Run a Macro
When you run a macro that sets the page orientation, continuous section breaks change to "next page" section breaks.
WD2002: Word Stops Responding When You Paste Form Field Text into Another Form Field
If you copy the contents of a form field and paste it into another form field in a document created in Word 97, the action causes Word 2002 to stop responding immediately after the paste.
WD: RestartNumberingAtSection in Macro Does Not Retain Set Value
Under certain conditions, multiple Word object properties do not retain the values that were explicitly set in a Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro. The problem seems to occur when range properties are read from certain objects, such as the Information object.
WD2002: Paragraph Incorrectly Marked as Changed When You Use "Compare and Merge Documents"
When you compare documents in Word 2002, if a paragraph is inserted or deleted, the entire paragraph after that paragraph is marked as changed.
WD: Setting the OnAction Property of a Custom Shortcut Menu Causes an Insufficient Memory Error Message
You receive an insufficient memory error message and Word may stop responding if you click a custom shortcut menu that has applied menu text. This problem occurs when the OnAction property is set in a VBA macro.
WD: Comment Bubble Disappears When "Allow Row to Break Across Page" Is Not Selected in a Table
A comment bubble disappears under the following conditions:
WD2002: Error Message, Word Stop Responding When You Paste Table Cells with "Disable Features Introduced After Word 97" Selected
If the Disable features introduced after Word 97 check box is selected (on the Tools menu, click Options), Paste as table cells is disabled on the Edit menu. Also, if you use Paste Special (on the Edit menu) and paste the table cells as HTML or RTF, Word may stop responding.
WD2002: HTML E-mail Messages Can Contain ActiveX Objects That Ignore Security Settings
When you use Word as your e-mail editor and you reply to or forward a Microsoft Outlook message that contains an ActiveX control, the script may be run.
WD: CPU Usage Is High After You Open a Document That Contains Smart Tags
When you open a Word document that contains a paragraph with more than 5,000 characters, Word may consume 100% of the CPU time.