Microsoft has released the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for Microsoft Excel 2002. This article describes the following information about the hotfix package:
- Issue that the hotfix package fixes
- Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
- Information about whether you must restart the 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
This article describes the Excel 2002 issue that is fixed in the Excel 2002 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package that is dated May 25, 2005.
Issue that the hotfix package fixes
This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
- Consider the following scenario. You have two Excel 2002 workbooks that are located in separate shared folders on the same server. The first workbook has a link to some of the data that is contained in the second workbook.
Then, you create a new Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 presentation or a new Microsoft Word 2002 document in a different folder on the same server. In this new document, you add a link to the data that is contained in the first Excel workbook. Additionally, some of this data that is contained in the first Excel workbook is linked to the data that is contained in the second Excel workbook. When you close and then reopen the new PowerPoint 2002 presentation or the new Word 2002 document, the link to the data that is contained in the second Excel workbook is broken. If you view the path of the linked data in Excel 2002, the folder is missing from the file path.
For example, the mapped shared folder is \\Server\share\folder. Additionally, the file is located in the \\Server\share\folder\data folder. When this issue occurs, the file path is displayed as follows:
\\Server\share\dataThis issue occurs if the shared folder is mapped to a drive letter. This issue does not occur if the root of the shared folder is mapped to a drive letter.
For example, this issue occurs if you mapped the following shared folder to a drive letter:
\\Server\share\folderHowever, this issue does not occur if you mapped the following root of the shared folder to a drive letter:
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 this version of the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3 installed.
For more 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 2.0 or a later version.
For more 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 XP Service Pack 2 (SP2). However, we have tested this hotfix on a computer that is running Office XP SP3 more extensively than we have on a computer that is running Office XP SP2. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office XP SP2, some file conflicts may occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.
You do not have to restart the computer after you install this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.
You do not have to create or 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 issue 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.
Date Time Size File name
25-May-2005 15:13 15,028,224 Excelff.msp (full-file/administrative)
25-May-2005 15:13 4,999,168 Excelop.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 following table.
Date Time Version Size File name
24-May-2005 18:39 10.0.6763.0 9,194,176 Excel.exe
For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.
For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses for software that is corrected after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
Article ID: 899907 - Last Review: October 27, 2013 - Revision: 2.3
- Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
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