Description of Office 2003 hotfix package: March 19, 2004

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Summary
This article describes the Microsoft Office 2003 issues that are fixed in the Office 2003 hotfix package that is dated March 19, 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:
  • When you create a PDF file from a Microsoft Office 2003 document, an extra unwanted shape may appear in the PDF file.

    The following are examples:
    • An Office 2003 document that contains a shape may also contain an unwanted black shape under the shape in the PDF file.
    • An Office 2003 document that contains a color background may also contain an unwanted white shape in the color background in the PDF file.
  • When you insert an image that contains text in the Joint Photographic Experts Group (JPG) image format and then you move the image over a shape that contains a fill color in an Office 2003 document, the text in the JPG image may appear a lighter color and may not appear as sharp or clearly-defined. The text may appear fuzzy.
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More information

Service pack information

This problem was first corrected in 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


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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 not replaced by any later hotfix.

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Registry information

You do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to activate 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   -----------------------------------------------------------------------   19-Mar-2004  20:18  11.0.6204.0  2,361,576  Office2003-kb837256-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer MSP file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   19-Mar-2004  19:42  5,125,120  Gdiplus-fullfile-glb.msp (Full-file/Administrative)   19-Mar-2004  17:09  5,125,120  Gdiplus-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   ------------------------------------------------------   28-Feb-2004  19:16  6.0.3264.0  1,773,568  Gdiplus.dll
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Additional notes

The third-party products that this article discusses are manufactured by companies that are independent of Microsoft. Microsoft makes no warranty, implied or otherwise, regarding the performance or reliability of these products. 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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Article ID: 837256 - Last Review: 01/05/2015 14:11:39 - Revision: 4.0

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