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Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Proofing Tools Kit for the Dutch spelling checker hotfix package: November 23, 2005

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Microsoft has released the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Proofing Tools Kit for the Dutch Spell Checker hotfix package for Microsoft Office 2003.
This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • The issues that the hotfix package fixes.
  • The prerequisites for installing the hotfix package.
  • Whether you must restart the computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • Whether you must make any registry changes.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.
This hotfix will update your spelling checker, thesaurus, grammar checker, and specialized dictionaries to the latest Dutch spellings. On October 15, 2005, the new edition of the Woordenlijst Nederlandse Taal (Wordlist of the Dutch Language), which describes the official spelling guidelines for the Dutch language, was released by the Dutch Language Union. Compared to the last edition (1995), the number of changes in this edition are limited. For example, there are no longer any exceptions to the linking "n" rules. Additionally, word-level changes were made to increase the spelling conformity among words. These include, among others, the use of capitalization for peoples and nations, the spelling of diminutives, and the spelling of English compounds.

The Nederlandse Taalunie (Dutch Language Union) hereby declares that the Dutch spelling checker that was developed by Polderland Language & Speech Technology follows the rules and principles of the official Dutch spelling as defined by the Nederlandse Taalunie. Upon evaluation, no deviations to the official spelling were found.

Service pack information

This problem was first 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

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is now available from Microsoft, but it is only intended to correct the problem that is described in this article. Only apply it to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix may receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack that contains this hotfix.

Note If the computer is set up for Automatic Updates, you do not have to download this hotfix. Automatic Update will automatically install this hotfix on your computer.

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

DownloadDownload the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 Proofing Tools Kit for the Dutch Spell Checker hotfix package now.
Release Date: November 23, 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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The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • The optimized version of this hotfix package is a post-Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 hotfix package. To install the hotfix package, you must have Office 2003 Service Pack 2 installed.

    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
  • 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 2003 with Service Pack 2 installed or Microsoft Office 2003 with Service Pack 1 installed. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 with Service Pack 2 than we have on Microsoft Office 2003 with Service Pack 1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Microsoft Office 2003 with Service Pack 1, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Known issues

The current AutoCorrect list may correct "procedé" to "procédé." According to the new spelling reform rules, this change is incorrect.

You can manually change the AutoCorrect list to remove this entry.To do this, follow these steps:
  1. Start Word 2003.
  2. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
  3. Click the AutoCorrect tab.
  4. In the Replace box, type procedé.

    Note The incorrect entry pair will appear highlighted in a two-column list on the AutoCorrect tab.
  5. Click Delete.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to correct the issues that are listed in this article.

The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile sizeDateTime
After the hotfix package is installed, the global version of this hotfix package has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Juridsch.dicNot Applicable93,72730-Sep-200517:17
Maatsch.dicNot Applicable162,28830-Sep-200517:37
Medisch.dicNot Applicable238,13930-Sep-200517:17
Msgr3fr.lexNot Applicable2520-Jun-200407:04
Msgr_nl.lexNot Applicable4,889,77519-Jan-200518:51
Mso.aclNot Applicable43,82815-Sep-200418:23
Msth3fr.lexNot Applicable1,154,68126-Jan-200522:13
Msth3nl.lexNot Applicable753,04614-Sep-200517:40
Techwet.dicNot Applicable168,27030-Sep-200517:17
Zakelijk.dicNot Applicable259,08030-Sep-200517:17
Additional notes:
  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For more information about the differences between the two .msp files, see the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To see this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when Microsoft corrects software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates
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