Description of the PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package: March 5, 2004

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SUMMARY
This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 issues that are fixed in the PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package that is dated March 6, 2004.

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Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

The following issues are fixed in this hotfix package, but were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article.
  • You may experience the following problem in PowerPoint if you use a particular display option in Control Panel in Microsoft Windows XP. In Windows XP, there is an option to smooth the edges of screen fonts.

    The problem occurs in the following scenario. You create a PowerPoint presentation while the option to smooth the edges of screen fonts is turned off. You open the presentation while the option is turned on and while the method that is selected for smoothing the font is ClearType. Text that is formatted with the Logo font may be misaligned or overlapped.

    To use the option to smooth the edges of screen fonts in Windows XP, follow these steps:
    1. In Control Panel, click Appearance and Themes, and then click Display.
    2. Click the Appearance tab, and then click Effects. There is a Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts check box. If you click to select the Use the following method to smooth edges of screen fonts check box, you can click Standard or ClearType.
    For additional information about ClearType font smoothing, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    294851 Description of ClearType font smoothing technology in Windows XP
  • When you print a PowerPoint presentation that contains an embedded object, and the Print inserted objects at printer resolution check box is selected, you may be prompted to update the links in your PowerPoint presentation. You receive the following message:
    Microsoft Office PowerPoint

    This presentation contains links to other files:
    • If you update the links, PowerPoint will attempt to retrieve the latest information.
    • If you don't update the links, PowerPoint will use the previous information.
    Note that file links can be used to access and share confidential information without your permission and possibly perform other harmful actions. Do not update the links if you do not trust the source of the presentation.
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Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1.
To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Microsoft Office 2003. For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
870924 How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

Hotfix information

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. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

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, contact 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.

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Prerequisites

There are no prerequisites for this hotfix.

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Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

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Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is replaced by a later hotfix.

For additional information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
837236 Description of the PowerPoint 2003 hotfix package: March 6, 2004


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Registry information

You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to use any hotfixes that are contained in this package.

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Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that you must have to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The global version of this hotfix has 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.

Download information:
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name   -----------------------------------------------------------------------   06-Mar-2004  01:16  11.0.6201.0  3,215,592  Office2003-kb835728-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   06-Mar-2004  00:56  4,168,192  Powerpnt-fullfile-glb.msp (Full-file/ administrative)   05-Mar-2004  23:43  2,080,768  Powerpnt-binary-glb.msp (Optimized)

After you install the hotfix , the global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table.
   Date         Time   Version      Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------   17-Feb-2004  07:54  11.0.6201.0  6,134,984  Powerpnt.exe
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Additional notes

For more information about installing this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that the package contains.

For more information about the differences between the full-file .msp file and the optimized .msp file, visit the following Microsoft Web site:back to the top
REFERENCES
For additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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