Description of the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: December 18, 2004

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Summary
Microsoft has released the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package for Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003. This article describes the following items in the hotfix package:
  • Issues that the hotfix package fixes
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Information about whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Information about whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Information about Whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
  • Files that the hotfix package contains
INTRODUCTION

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
This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 issue that is fixed in the PowerPoint 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package that is dated December 18, 2004.

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Issues that are fixed by the hotfix package

This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you programmatically change the Password to modify password of a presentation that is protected with a password or of a presentation with restricted permissions, the Print dialog box does not appear when you try to print the presentation. Additionally, the presentation is printed directly to your default printer.

    Note This problem may also affect other dialog boxes and alerts that may typically appear in PowerPoint 2003.
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More information

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-Microsoft 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 not replaced by any later hotfix.

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Registry information


You must create or modify any registry keys to enable the hotfix 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) 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-------------------------------------------------------------------------04-Jan-2005  15:06  5.0.2919.6304  3,250,720  Office2003-kb891788-glb.exe

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
Date         Time   Size       File name------------------------------------------------------------------------18-Dec-2004  08:03  5,660,160  Powerpntff.msp (full-file/administrative)18-Dec-2004  06:39  1,965,056  Powerpntop.msp (optimized)

After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
Date         Time   Version      Size       File name--------------------------------------------------------17-Dec-2004  01:25  11.0.6416.0  6,138,056  Powerpnt.exe

Additional 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 that are listed earlier in this article, see the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To see this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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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 it corrects 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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