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Description of the update for Office 2003: October 10, 2006

Support for Office 2003 has ended

Microsoft ended support for Office 2003 on April 8, 2014. This change has affected your software updates and security options. Learn what this means for you and how to stay protected.

Microsoft has released an update to Microsoft Office 2003. This article contains information about how to obtain the update. Additionally, this article contains information about how to determine whether the update is installed.
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2003. This update provides the framework for SharePoint Team Services to open and save files by using the Open XML file format that is new to the 2007 Microsoft Office system.

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

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

The update for Office 2003 (KB923097) is located at the Microsoft Download Center. To download this update and to view installation instructions and deployment strategies, visit the following Microsoft Web site:

How to determine whether the update is installed

The update for Office 2003 (KB923097) contains the file that has the version that is listed in the following table.
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the file that is listed in the table.

To determine whether you already have this file installed, search your hard disk drive. To do this, follow these steps.

Note Because there are several versions of Microsoft Windows, the following steps may be different on your computer. If they are, see your product documentation to complete these steps.
  1. Click Start, and then click Search.
  2. In the Search Results pane, click All files and folders under Search Companion.
  3. In the All or part of the file name box, type Stslist.dll, and then click Search.
  4. In the list of files, right-click the file, and then click Properties.
  5. On the Version tab, determine the version of the file that is installed on the computer.

Information for administrators about .msp files

The update for Office 2003 (KB923097) consists of a full-file Microsoft Windows Installer file (.msp file). The .msp file is packaged in a self-extracting executable file. The following .msp file is distributed in this update:
For detailed procedures that explain how to update an administrative image and how to update client computers, see the "Updating clients from a patched administrative image" section in the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic. To view the "Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates" topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:The Office Admin Update Center for Office IT professionals contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office Admin Update Center, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
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Article ID: 923097 - Last Review: 09/28/2007 10:28:57 - Revision: 2.3

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  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
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