Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 27, 2004

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SUMMARY
Microsoft has released the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Word 2003. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
  • The files that the hotfix package contains
INTRODUCTION
This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2003 issues that are fixed in the Word 2003 hotfix package that is dated September 27, 2004.

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Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

The following issues are also fixed in this hotfix package but were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you search for Word 2003-compatible documents or files by using the Word 2003 Search feature, Word 2003 may stop responding or crash.

    This issue occurs if in the folder or file path that you are searching contains an HTML file that contains the following Meta tag:
    <META name=VI60_defaultClientScript content=VBScript>
  • When you save a Microsoft Word 2000 document by using Word 2003, the file size may increase enormously. This issue occurs if the Word 2000 document was saved with embedded fonts the first time that it was saved. When you use Word 2003 to save this document, Word 2003 will automatically embed any common system fonts that are used in this document.
  • When you press ENTER in a numbered list or in a bulleted list to create a new list item in a Word 2003 document, the text in the new list item is marked with tracked changes as inserted text. However, if the new list item is deleted, the text that is marked with tracked changes is not marked as deleted text.
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MORE INFORMATION
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Office 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.

Service pack information

This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.

To resolve this problem, obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003. For more 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 more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
886791 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: October 1, 2004

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Registry information

You do not have to create or 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 file attributes) 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.

Microsoft Windows Installer MSP file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name   --------------------------------------------------------   27-Sep-2004  23:06  9,304,064  Winwordff.msp (Full-File/Administrative)   27-Sep-2004  21:24  2,506,240  Winwordop.msp (Optimized)

After you install the hotfix, the global version of this fix has the file attribute (or a later file attribute) that is listed in the following table:
   Date         Time   Version      Size        File name   --------------------------------------------------------   24-Sep-2004  07:32  11.0.6406.0  12,050,120  Winword.exe
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Additional notes

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STATUS
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section. This problem was first corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 2.
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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Off2003 Off2k3 word2003 wd2003 word2k3 wd2k3
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