Description of Word 2003 hotfix package: March 5, 2004

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SUMMARY
This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the Word 2003 hotfix package that is dated March 5, 2004.

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Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package:
  • 834701 Word 2003 may stop responding and memory usage may increase if you add XML tags in a table
The following issue is also fixed in this hotfix package, but it was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • If you try to programmatically retrieve the XML of a selection in a Word 2003 document, Word 2003 may stop responding (hang). This problem may occur if the selection contains a table that has an XML element in the first cell.

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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 must create or modify a registry key to use one of the hotfixes that this package contains.

For additional information about the registry key, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
834701 Word 2003 may stop responding and memory usage may increase if you add XML tags in a table

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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   -----------------------------------------------------------------------   05-Mar-2004  22:29  11.0.6203.0  6,536,424  Office2003-kb837818-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer MSP file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name   ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------   05-Mar-2004  22:07  7,529,984  Winword-fullfile-glb.msp (full-file/administrative)   05-Mar-2004  20:50  2,649,600  Winword-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   --------------------------------------------------------   04-Mar-2004  16:17  11.0.6203.0  12,042,440  Winword.exe
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Additional notes



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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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