The fixes that are included in Office 2003 Service Pack 2 that require a registry key

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Microsoft has released Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 (SP2). Office 2003 SP2 contains fixes for Microsoft Office 2003.

When 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 articles contain information about the Office 2003 SP2 fixes that require that you configure a registry key.

Microsoft Office Excel 2003

839634 When you open a workbook in Excel 2003 that was created in Excel 2000 or earlier, the program may appear to stop responding
870757 Multiple grand totals are missing after you set the Excel97Subtotals Windows registry value
873364 The sort order may be different in Excel 2003 compared to previous versions if the data is within a filtered list or pivot table
885241 Images and text are distorted when you use Outlook 2003 to modify a RTF e-mail message that contains embedded Excel 2003 data
885240 You cannot use Visual Basic for Applications to override the AutoFilter feature sort options in Excel 2003

Microsoft Office Outlook 2003

841455 Digitally signed messages sent as clear text signed are identified by a blue icon in Outlook 2003
843191 Outlook 2003 stops responding when you try to plan a meeting that contains users who are behind a firewall
843489 Duplicate entries are rendered in the Mail Folder view when you group by a multi-value field in Outlook 2003
867807 Outlook 2003 users may not be able to use Outlook in offline mode
888089 You receive an "Error while archiving folder" error message when you try to AutoArchive your Outlook data in Outlook 2003
896006 It takes longer than expected to synchronize an IMAP mailbox store in Outlook 2003
896112 An appointment appears as Private Appointment in a group schedule when you click to select the Private check box for an appointment in the Japanese version of Outlook 2003
896515 A network administrator can add the DisablePST registry value to a registry key so that all the users of a computer cannot create or access Outlook .pst files in Outlook 2003
896591 You cannot specify a separate folder to store the .ost file when you use the ForcePSTPath value in Outlook 2003
896594 You may receive a "Run-time error '13': Type mismatch" error message when you try to programmatically open an encrypted e-mail message in Outlook 2003
897064 An Outlook 2003 Group Policy setting that forces Outlook clients to only use a Unicode offline folder is not applied correctly
897658 You receive an "An error occurred adding the following Windows SharePoint Services folder to Outlook" error message when you link a Windows SharePoint Services Calendar or Events list to Outlook 2003

Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003

842315 You receive the "Error accessing file. Network connection may have been lost" error message when you run a VBA macro that copies a presentation to a new presentation in PowerPoint 2003
842521 You cannot view the presentation past the first slide when you open your PowerPoint 2003 presentation in Internet Explorer from an FTP Web site
867814 A media clip consumes 100 percent of CPU resources when you play the clip in a slide show in the PowerPoint 2003 Viewer
885260 Text may disappear from slide titles that use a custom TrueType font in PowerPoint 2003
885261 The Russian TrueType fonts turns into the Simsun font in PowerPoint 2003

Microsoft Office Word 2003

840996 Your custom application may not be able to come to the foreground when you use DDE to send commands to Word 2003
841539 You cannot review all the tracked changes in a Word 2003 document
841606 Text that you type in Word 2003 may not appear when you use screen magnifier software or Braille display software
842775 You cannot underline the tab that is between the number and the text in a numbered list in Word 2003
843615 You receive the "Word did not save the document" error message when you save a Word 2003 document in DOCSOpen DMS
873356 Only the first occurrence of the NUMPAGES field is updated when you try to update the fields in the body of your Word 2003 document
884050 File opens as read-only when you open a Word 2003 file from a Web folder by using the Windows WebDAV mini-redirector
884567 When you use pen functions while a custom program saves changes to a document, Word 2003 unexpectedly quits
885832 You are prompted to locate the data source when you open the main document of a mail merge in Word 2003
889007 Table appears truncated when you print a document that contains a table column with rotated text in Word 2003
889409 You receive a "Word was unable to read this document. It may be corrupt" error message when you open a document in Word 2003
895122 A TIFF image is not scaled to print on the whole page when you use the "Fit to page" print option in the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program in Office 2003
895124 A page number in a table of contents may include an unexpected chapter number in Word 2003
895409 When you try to move text or to extend a selection by using function keys, the functions do not work in Word 2003
896607 You receive an error message when you try to connect to an Oracle database table in an Office 2003 program
896987 When you run a VBA macro that uses the Range.Copy or the Range.Paste method on a Range object in Word 2003, the macro does not complete, and you receive an error message
898616 If you paste text from one Word 2003 document into a second Word 2003 document, the Normal style of the first Word 2003 document overwrites the Normal style of the second Word 2003 document

The following articles list additional fixes in Office 2003 SP2 that require a registry key. These articles may apply to more than just one Office 2003 program.

840645 You cannot turn off the Detect and Repair feature in Clip Organizer for Office 2003
843244 Some of the slide show objects are missing or the background color changes to black when you play a slide show in PowerPoint 2003
885298 The ToolTip for a custom namespace extension shows the mapped file path in the My Places bar of Office 2003 programs
887571 The Office 2003 spelling checker incorrectly identifies the word "Iqaluit" as misspelled
887588 Customer Experience Improvement Program Service Options settings appear available even when the program is disabled through a group policy
892542 You cannot use the Read button or the Change button to configure IRM properties of an Office 2003 document when Outlook is not your default e-mail client
896893 Word 2003 cannot locate the Address Book that you specified in a mail merge
890474 You receive a "The address of this site is not valid" error message when you click a hyperlink in an Office 2003 document
For more information Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887616 Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2

Article ID: 906600 - Last Review: 12/09/2015 03:10:41 - Revision: 1.5

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