Issues that are fixed in Office 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2
Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixesA Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the Office 2003 issues that are fixed by Office 2003 SP2.
Note The workbook is in the English language. The workbook will not be translated into any other languages.
The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
Download the Office2003_SP2Changes.exe package now.Release Date: September 27, 2005
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
Fixes in the service pack that require that you configure a registry keyWhen it is appropriate, Microsoft provides fixes that use registry keys. You can use these registry keys to enable, disable, or configure the functionality of a fix. By default, some fixes may be disabled. You may have to configure a registry key to enable a fix.
The following article contains information about the fixes that require that you configure a registry key.
List of issues that the service pack fixesThe following Microsoft Knowledge Base articles list the issues that are fixed in the individual Office 2003 programs.
Microsoft Office Access 2003
Microsoft Office Excel 2003
Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
Microsoft Office Word 2003
Issues that were previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge BaseAdditionally, Office 2003 SP2 fixes the issues that are described in the following hotfix packages:
Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge BaseOffice 2003 SP2 also fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
You cannot insert clip art into an Office 2003 object in a program that is not an Office 2003 program
When you try to insert clip art into an Office 2003 object in a program that is not an Office 2003 program, such as WordPad, nothing happens. For example,when you point to Picture on the Insert menu and then click Clip Art in the Office 2003 object, the Clip Art task pane does not open.
A control in a UserForm may be selected and then deleted when you try to find help in the Visual Basic Editor
Consider the following scenario. You create a UserForm in the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) in an Office 2003 program. Additionally, you add several controls to the UserForm. Then, you type a question in the Type a question for help box and press ENTER. If you click in the Type one or more keywords box and then press the LEFT ARROW key, a control in the UserForm is selected. If you then press DELETE, the control is deleted.
The time in the Date Taken field is incorrect in Picture Manager
When you use Microsoft Office Picture Manager to view the properties of a picture that was takenby using a digital camera, the time in the Date Taken field is incorrect.
The license-checking functionality is removed from Outlook Web Access
Office 2003 SP2 removes the license-checking functionality that was provided in earlier versions of Microsoft Outlook Web Access.
The data in a text file that contains Chinese characters is truncated or missing in an OWC component
You use the Microsoft Office Web Components (OWC) Spreadsheet component to view the data in a text file that contains Chinese characters. If the text file is loaded into the OWC Spreadsheet component by using the Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) LoadText method of the Range object, some of the data in the text file is truncated or missing in the OWC Spreadsheet component.
You are prompted to acquire a new license when you open an Information Rights Management-protected document in an Office viewer
Every time that you open an Information Rights Management-protected document in a Microsoft Office 2003 viewer, you are prompted to acquire a new license.
An e-mail message or an attachment becomes corrupted when you save an e-mail message that contains an attachment
Consider the following scenario. You open a document that was received as an attachment to an e-mail message. Then, you close the message without closing the attached document. When you are prompted to save the message, you click Yes.If the message is an RTF-formatted message, the body of the message is lost. If the message is an HTML-formatted message or a plain text-formatted message, the message contains a message.rpmsg attachment. Additionally, the original attachment becomes corrupted.
You are prompted for the Product Key when you start an Office 2003 program after you install Office 2003 on a computer that has a preinstalled OEM version of Office 2003
Consider the following scenario. You have a computer that has a preinstalled original equipment manufacturer (OEM) version of Office 2003. Additionally, you install a retail copy of Office 2003 and provide the Office 2003 Product Key during the installation. When you try to start an Office 2003 program, you are prompted for the Office 2003 Product Key.
Note This problem may occur if you have not previously run an Office 2003 program from the preinstalled OEM version of Office 2003 before you install the retail copy of Office 2003.
A new summary document can be created from an Information Rights Management-protected document
You open an Information Rights Management-protected document in Word 2003.If you click AutoSummarize on the Tools menu, you can create a new document that contains the summary. With an Information Rights Management-protected document, you would expect not to be able to create a new document that contains the summary.
The status of Communicator 2005 team members is not displayed in Office 2003 programs
If you start an Office 2003 program before you start Microsoft Office Communicator 2005, the status of the Communicator 2005 team members is not displayed in the Office 2003 program.
Some new language locales are missing in Office 2003 Language Settings
After you install the new language locales that are included in update 897338, the following language locales are missing on the Enabled Languages tab in Microsoft Office 2003 Language Settings:
- Inuktitut (Latin)
The NoAlertReporting value in the "Disable reporting of error messages" policy does not disable error reporting in Office 2003
When you use the NoAlertReporting DWORD value in the Disable reporting of error messages policy, error reporting is not disabled in Office 2003 programs.
You are not prompted to trust a signed add-in when you use high security in Office 2003
You start an Office 2003 program that contains a signed add-in. If you have the macro Security Level set to High, you are not prompted to trust the add-in. Additionally, the functionality of the add-in is not available. This problem occurs when the path of the add-in .dll file contains quotation marks in the Windows registry.
You cannot open InfoPath 2003 forms when the Internet zone in Internet Explorer is set to high security
When the Internet zone in Microsoft Internet Explorer is set to high security, you cannot open Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003 forms.
You cannot add a Microsoft Office Document Imaging Viewer Control to a UserForm in Office 2003
When you try to add a Microsoft Office Document Imaging Viewer Control to a UserForm in the Microsoft Visual Basic Editor (VBE), the control is not added. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
The appearance of the Pawn icon is changed for Office documents that are saved in a Windows SharePoint Service document library
The Pawn icon that indicates presence status is changed from the Messenger-style icon to a circle.
Error signature detailsWhen you use an Office 2003 program, you may receive an error message that is similar to the following:
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Article ID: 906234 - Last Review: 06/29/2006 18:24:35 - Revision: 2.3
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