Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 18, 2004

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Summary
Microsoft has released the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office 2003. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • Issues that the hotfix package fixes
  • 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 Office 2003 issue that is fixed in the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated November 18, 2004.

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Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • After you install Microsoft Windows XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) on a computer that has Office 2003 installed, the System Information utility may display an incorrect language for some Office 2003 programs.

    For example, the System Information utility may display an incorrect language for an Office 2003 program when you follow these steps:
    1. Click Start, click Run, type msinfo32 in the Open box, and then click OK.
    2. In the System Information utility, expand Office 2003 Applications, and then expand an Office 2003 program. For example, expand Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003.
    3. Click Summary, and then note the language that is listed in the Language field.
    This issue occurs even though you are using English versions of Windows XP and Office 2003.
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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 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.
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Restart information

You must 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 modify any registry keys to use 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.

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    Size      File name                     Language ---------------------------------------------------------------------------18-Nov-2004   22:16   342,560   Office2003-kb887591-enu.exe   English09-Dec-2004   04:35   332,840   Office2003-kb887591-chs.exe   Chinese (Simplified) 09-Dec-2004   19:42   332,840   Office2003-kb887591-cht.exe   Chinese (Traditional) 09-Dec-2004   18:10   331,808   Office2003-kb887591-zhh.exe   Chinese (Hong Kong)09-Dec-2004   17:36   333,864   Office2003-kb887591-heb.exe   Hebrew09-Dec-2004   18:58   334,888   Office2003-kb887591-kor.exe   Korean10-Jan-2005   17:40   340,008   Office2003-kb887591-dan.exe   Danish10-Jan-2005   18:23   343,080   Office2003-kb887591-deu.exe   German10-Jan-2005   19:42   343,080   Office2003-kb887591-esn.exe   Spanish10-Jan-2005   18:05   340,008   Office2003-kb887591-fin.exe   Finnish10-Jan-2005   17:56   343,080   Office2003-kb887591-fra.exe   French10-Jan-2005   18:47   343,080   Office2003-kb887591-ita.exe   Italian10-Jan-2005   17:49   343,080   Office2003-kb887591-nld.exe   Dutch10-Jan-2005   19:02   338,472   Office2003-kb887591-nor.exe   Norwegian08-Jan-2005   05:13   342,568   Office2003-kb887591-ptb.exe   Brazilian 10-Jan-2005   19:18   340,008   Office2003-kb887591-ptg.exe   Portuguese 10-Jan-2005   17:26   341,032   Office2003-kb887591-sve.exe   Swedish20-Feb-2005   19:22   344,616   Office2003-kb887591-ell.exe   Greek 
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
English VersionDate          Time    Size      File name------------------------------------------------------------------------18-Nov-2004   22:08   522,752   Oinfo11ff.msp (full-file/administrative)18-Nov-2004   22:03   160,768   Oinfo11op.msp (optimized)Chinese (Simplified) versionDate          	Time       Size       File name------------------------------------------------------------------------07-Dec-2004     00:27      514,560    Oinfo11ff.msp (full-file/administrative)07-Dec-2004     00:21      157,184    Oinfo11op.msp (optimized)Chinese (Traditional) versionDate          	Time       Size       File name------------------------------------------------------------------------07-Dec-2004     01:00      509,440    Oinfo11ff.msp (full-file/administrative)07-Dec-2004     00:55      154,624    Oinfo11op.msp (optimized)Chinese (Hong Kong) versionDate          Time    Size      File name------------------------------------------------------------------------07-Dec-2004  00:42   497,664   Oinfo11ff.msp (full-file/administrative)07-Dec-2004  00:37   148,480   Oinfo11op.msp (optimized) Hebrew versionDate          	Time   	  Size         File name------------------------------------------------------------------------07-Dec-2004     00:34     460,288      Oinfo11ff.msp (full-file/administrative)07-Dec-2004     00:30     128,512      Oinfo11op.msp (optimized)Korean version Date          Time    Size      File name------------------------------------------------------------------------07-Dec-2004  00:51   501,248   Oinfo11ff.msp (full-file/administrative)07-Dec-2004  00:46   150,528   Oinfo11op.msp (optimized)BrazilianDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------07-Jan-2005  17:44  5.0.2919.6307    531,968    Oinfo11ff.msp07-Jan-2005  17:37  5.0.2919.6307    165,376    Oinfo11op.mspDanishDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:00  5.0.2919.6307  503,296  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  05:55  5.0.2919.6307  150,528  Oinfo11op.mspFinnishDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  05:42  5.0.2919.6307  513,024  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  05:36  5.0.2919.6307  155,136  Oinfo11op.mspFrenchDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  05:52  5.0.2919.6307   520,192  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  05:47  5.0.2919.6307   158,208  Oinfo11op.mspGermanDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  05:32  5.0.2919.6307   524,288  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  05:25  5.0.2919.6307   161,280  Oinfo11op.mspItalianDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:47  5.0.2919.6307   527,360  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  06:41  5.0.2919.6307   162,304  Oinfo11op.mspNorwegianDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:38   5.0.2919.6307   502,784  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  06:33   5.0.2919.6307   150,016  Oinfo11op.mspPortugueseDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:55  5.0.2919.6307   490,496  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  06:50  5.0.2919.6307   143,360  Oinfo11op.mspSpanishDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:11  5.0.2919.6307   528,384  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  06:04  5.0.2919.6307   162,304  Oinfo11op.mspSwedishDate         Time   Version            Size    File name   --------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:20  5.0.2919.6307   532,480  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  06:14  5.0.2919.6307   165,376  Oinfo11op.mspDutchDate         Time   Version            Size    File name--------------------------------------------------------------08-Jan-2005  06:29  5.0.2919.6307   528,896  Oinfo11ff.msp08-Jan-2005  06:24  5.0.2919.6307   162,304  Oinfo11op.mspGreek VersionDate          Time    Size      File name------------------------------------------------------------------------20-Feb-2005   04:25   496,640   Oinfo11ff.msp 20-Feb-2005   04:20   146,432   Oinfo11op.msp 
After the hotfix is installed, this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table:
Date           Time   	Version            Size      File name--------------------------------------------------------------17-Nov-2004    23:30    11.0.6412.0        734,408   Oinfo11.ocx
Notes
  • For additional information about how to install 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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