WD2000: Word Stops Responding When You Edit a Table That Spans Multiple Pages

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When you scroll through a Word document in either Page Layout view or Print Layout view, and the document contains a table, Word may not display the table correctly. Word may also stop responding (crash,) and then you receive the following error message:
Winword has experienced an error and must be shut down.
This issue occurs if the table contains vertically merged cells that stretch across multiple pages.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language. The English version of this fix should have the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date          Time  Version    Size     File name        -------------------------------------------------------   07-Nov-2002   16:20  n/a       2,962    Readme.txt   07-Nov-2002   16:05  n/a    3,667,096   WINWORD.msp   07-Nov-2002   16:41  n/a    4,684,436   WINWORD_Admin.msp 	
After the hotfix is installed, the English version of this fix will have the following file attributes:
   Date           Time  Version         Size       File name        -----------------------------------------------------------   01-Nov-2002   13:15      8,826,932  Winword.exe 				

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article.

Article ID: 324303 - Last Review: 02/27/2014 21:13:49 - Revision: 2.2

Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition

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