Description of the Excel 2003 and Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 9, 2004

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Summary
Microsoft has released the Excel 2003 and Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Excel 2003 and 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 Excel 2003 and the Microsoft Office Word 2003 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2003 and Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated September 9, 2004.

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Issues that are fixed in the hotfix package

This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you open a document that was sent as an attachment to an e-mail message from either Excel 2003 or Word 2003 on a computer that has an earlier version of Microsoft Office installed, you receive one of the following error messages:
    Permission for this document is currently restricted. If you are not running Microsoft Office 2003 or an application that supports documents with restricted permission, you can read this document by downloading the Rights Management Add-on for Internet Explorer.
    Cannot open document with restrictive permissions. We are unable to open this document.
    This issue may occur if all the following conditions are true:
    • You use Information Rights Management (IRM) on the Excel 2003 or Word 2003 document that is sent as an attachment.
    • You have the Rights Management Add-on for Microsoft Internet Explorer installed on the computer that does not have Office 2003 installed.
    • You open the e-mail attachment on a computer that does not have Office 2003 installed.
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More information

Service pack information

This problem was first 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

The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2003 SP1 installed.

    For additional information about Office 2003 SP1, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    842532 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 1
  • The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 with SP1 installed or without SP1 installed. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 with SP1 than we have on Office 2003 without SP1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 without SP1, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.
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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 later hotfixes.

For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
840316 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: August 20, 2004
885831 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: September 17, 2004

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Registry information

You do not have to create or modify any registry keys to activate any hotfixes that this package contains.

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Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that are required 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.

Download information:
   Date         Time   Version        Size        File name   --------------------------------------------------------------------------   27-Sep-2004  21:34  5.0.2919.6304  12,019,744  Office2003-kb885929-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information:
   Date         Time   Size       File name   ---------------------------------------------------------------------   09-Sep-2004  04:19  8,431,616  Excelff.msp (Full-File/Administrative)   09-Sep-2004  02:56  2,150,400  Excelop.msp (Optimized)
   Date         Time   Size       File name   -----------------------------------------------------------------------   09-Sep-2004  02:07  9,308,160  Winwordff.msp (Full-File/Administrative)   09-Sep-2004  00:42  2,523,136  Winwordop.msp (Optimized)

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table:
   Date         Time   Version      Size        File name   ------------------------------------------------------   04-Sep-2004  03:08  11.0.6403.0  10,083,520  Excel.exe
   Date         Time   Version      Size        File name   --------------------------------------------------------   04-Sep-2004  02:58  11.0.6403.0  12,049,608  Winword.exe

Additional notes:
  • For additional information about installing this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For additional information about the differences between the two .msp files, see the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To see this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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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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excel2003 xl2003 word2003 wd2003 irm
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