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Important This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
256986 Description of the Microsoft Windows registry
Consider the following scenario. You open a Microsoft Office Excel 2003 workbook that causes the Document Recovery task pane to open. Then, you close the Document Recovery task pane. If you then run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro that uses the ScreenUpdating property to unhide a worksheet programmatically, the screen may not be updated correctly. Additionally, part of the worksheet is missing.
Note The part of the worksheet that is missing may appear as gray shading that has the same size and location as the Document Recovery task pane.
This problem was first fixed in a hotfix that is now contained in a service pack. If you installed the latest Office 2003 service pack, you do not have to install the hotfix.
Service pack information
This problem is corrected in Office 2003 Service Pack 3. 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
After you install the service pack, follow the steps that are listed in the "How to enable the hotfix" section of the article to set the
registry key and to activate the hotfix.
How to obtain the hotfix
This issue is fixed in the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Hotfix Package that is dated November 7, 2005. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
903240 Description of the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 7, 2005
How to enable the hotfix
Warning Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To enable this hotfix, follow these steps:
Quit Excel 2003.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
Locate and then click to select the following registry key: