Microsoft has released the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Word 2002. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
- The issues that the hotfix package fixes
- The 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
This article describes the Microsoft Word 2002 issue that is
fixed in the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated October
Issues that the hotfix package fixes
This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not
previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
Word 2002, if you try to run a Microsoft
Visual Basic (VBA)
in the Visual Basic Editor that affects
the border formatting of a table, of a picture, of a page, or of a drawing object of
an embedded Word 2002 object in a Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 slide, you
receive an application error message, and Word 2002 stops
PowerPoint 2002 does not display menus or other on
screen items as
expected after Word
2002 stops responding, and a
Powerpt.exe process remains running in the memory
after you quit PowerPoint 2002.
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.
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, submit a request to 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.
- The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Office XP
Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3
additional information about Office XP SP3, click the following article number
to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
- The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft
Windows Installer version 2.0 or a later version.
For additional information about the Windows
Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article
in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Office XP updates and patches released after September 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0
- 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 Office 2003 SP1 installed
or on a computer that is running Office 2003 without Office 2003 SP1 installed.
However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on a computer that is
running Office 2003 with Office 2003 SP1 installed than we have on a computer
that is running Office 2003 without Office 2003 SP1 installed. If you install
this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 without Office 2003 SP1
installed, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but
we do not recommend this configuration.
do not have to restart your computer after you apply this
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:
Description of the Word 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package: November 19, 2004
do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to use any hotfixes that
this package contains.
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 of all the
files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest
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
tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
Date Time Size File name
01-Oct-2004 22:55 8,304,640 Winwordff.msp (full-file/administrative)
01-Oct-2004 21:37 2,990,080 Winwordop.msp (optimized)
After you install the hotfix, the global version of this hotfix
has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the
Date Time Version Size File name
01-Oct-2004 18:13 10.0.6734.0 10,627,784 Winword.exe
For additional information about how to install this hotfix, see
the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
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
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 886793 - Last Review: January 16, 2015 - Revision: 3.2
- Microsoft Word 2002 Standard Edition
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