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Issues that are fixed in Publisher 2003 by Office 2003 Service Pack 2

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Microsoft has released a service pack for Microsoft Office 2003 that contains fixes for Microsoft Office Publisher 2003.
Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2) provides the latest updates to Microsoft Office Publisher 2003. Office 2003 SP2 contains security enhancements, stability improvements, and performance improvements. Some of the fixes that are included with Office 2003 SP2 were previously released in Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or in separate updates. Office 2003 SP2 combines the previously released fixes into one update.

For more information about Office 2003 SP2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887616 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2
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Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes

A Microsoft Excel workbook is available that contains a list of the Publisher 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:

DownloadDownload 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:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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List of issues that the service pack fixes

Issues that were previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP2 fixes the Publisher 2003 issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
888512 Description of the Publisher 2003 post-Service Pack 1 hotfix package: November 12, 2004

Issues that were not previously documented in the Microsoft Knowledge Base

Office 2003 SP2 also fixes the following Publisher 2003 issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article.

Custom tab settings are reset to the default value of 0.5 inch

You open a Microsoft Publisher 2000 publication that contains custom tab settings. When you save the document in Publisher 2003, the custom tab settings are overwritten and reset to the default tab settings of 0.5 inch. This issue occurs when the Allow background saves option is turned on in Publisher 2003.

You receive a "Please choose another printer" error message when you try to print in Publisher 2003

You install a network printer on a client computer by using a command-line command.

For example, at a command prompt, you type a command that is similar to the following command, and then you press ENTER:
rundll32 printui.dll,PrintUIEntry /y /ga /n\\server\printer
Note In this command, \\server\printer is the location and printer name of the network printer that you want to install on the client computer.

When you try to print a publication in Publisher 2003, the publication does not print. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
Please choose another printer.

Publisher cannot find the printer "\\server\printer" for this publication.

To select a different printer, click OK.
To return to Publisher now, click Cancel.

Error signature details

When you use Publisher 2003, the program may unexpectedly quit (crash). Additionally, you receive an error message that is similar to the following error message:
Microsoft Office Publisher has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience. To see what data this error report contains, click here.
When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that is similar to one of the following error signatures:
Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
Additionally, other program versions, module versions, and offsets are possible.
publisher2003 publisher2k3 pub2003 pub2k3

Article ID: 906339 - Last Review: 01/16/2015 09:06:29 - Revision: 2.0

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