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PPT2002: PowerPoint Stops Responding If You Type "ETC." with French (Canada) Spelling

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If you type "ETC." in a PowerPoint slide, and French (Canada) spelling is the default spelling dictionary, PowerPoint stops responding.
There is a problem in the French dictionary file that is included with Office XP.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office XP. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in theMicrosoft Knowledge Base:
307841 OFFXP: How to Obtain the Latest Office XP Service Pack
The English version of this fix should have the following file attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   23-May-2002   15:27                  1,253,912  Mssp3fr.msp   23-May-2002   17:37                    752,128  Mssp3fr_Admin.msp   23-May-2002   17:24                      2,897  Readme.txt				
After the hotfix is installed, the following files will have the listed attributes or later:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------------   14-May-2002   10:32           303,183  Mssp3fr.dll				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP-2).
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Article ID: 322024 - Last Review: 10/24/2013 11:41:51 - Revision: 2.2

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