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Description of the update for Office 2003: December 12, 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.

SUMMARY
Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2003. This article describes how to obtain the update and how to determine whether the update is installed. Additionally, this article contains a list of the issues that are fixed by the update and information about the issues that you may encounter after the update is installed.
INTRODUCTION
Microsoft has released an update to the spelling checker for Microsoft Office 2003. This update improves how Office 2003 programs find and correct errors in German-language documents.
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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

Update details

List of issues that the update fixes

Update 924886 fixes the issues that are described in the following hotfix packages:
923884 Description of the Office Proofing Tools 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: August 10, 2006
923348 Description of the Proofing Tools 2003 hotfix package for the German edition of Proofing Tools 2003: August 1, 2006
917337 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: May 3, 2006
912201 Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package for the Russian version of Word 2003: December 27, 2005
917280 Description of the Microsoft Office Outlook 2003 hotfix package: April 5, 2006
915432 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: February 24, 2006
915490 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package for the Japanese version of Outlook 2003: March 14, 2006
917276 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 7, 2006
916516 Description of Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: March 22, 2006
917325 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: April 24, 2006
918423 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: May 9, 2006
921650 Description of the Outlook 2003 hotfix package (Emsui32.dll and Outex.dll): June 26, 2006
923336 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: July 27, 2006
921581 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: July 18, 2006
924003 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: August 14, 2006
920916 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: October 9, 2006
925111 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: September 18, 2006
927850 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: November 4, 2006
926522 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: October 11, 2006
925119 Description of the Outlook 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package: October 24, 2006
924866 Description of the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package for the Dutch proofing tools and for the Dutch Multilingual User Interface Pack in Office 2003, in Project 2003, and in Visio 2003: September 8, 2006

Security updates that are associated with this update

Update 924886 is associated with the following security update:
905645 Description of the security update for Office 2003: February 14, 2006

Known issues

Known issues that may occur after the update is installed

A version of the German Grammar Checker file (Msgr3ge.dll) may be in the following folder:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\Proof\1033
This file has brief Help explanations for grammar checker critiques that are localized into English. This version of the Msgr3ge.dll file has not been updated to be consistent with the spelling reform. Additionally, this file will not be updated.

Installation details

How to obtain and install the update

Update 924886 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:
Office 2003
Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface (MUI) (needed for the German MUI only)
Office Proofing Tools 2003
Project 2003 Multilingual User Interface (needed for the German MUI only)
Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface (needed for the German MUI only)

How to determine whether the update is installed

The update contains files that have the versions that are listed in the following tables.
Office 2003
Grammar checker
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Msgr3en.dll3.1.0.91261,407,80028-Jul-200601:39
Spelling checker
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Mssp3en.lexNot applicable2,528,72120-Jul-200615:49
Mssp3gep.lexNot applicable2,614,05920-Jul-200616:49
Msspell3.dll2.54.0.0353,81620-Jul-200618:05
Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface (MUI)
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Contab32.dll11.0.8008.0116,42409-Jan-200622:44
Dumpster.dll11.0.8036.032,01614-Jul-200623:37
Emablt32.dll11.0.8020.0106,69603-Apr-200623:22
Emsabp32.dll11.0.8109.0264,97623-Sep-200605:12
Emsmdb32.dll11.0.8109.0706,32023-Sep-200605:12
Emsui32.dll11.0.8032.0132,36822-Jun-200600:43
Msgr3en.dll3.1.0.91261,407,80028-Jul-200602:39
Msmapi32.dll11.0.8111.01,414,92805-Oct-200620:45
Mspst32.dll11.0.8023.0725,77620-Apr-200619:42
Mssp3en.lexNot applicable2,528,72120-Jul-200615:49
Mssp3gep.lexNot applicable2,614,05920-Jul-200616:49
Msspell3.dll2.54.0.0353,81620-Jul-200618:05
Outex.dll11.0.8113.0654,60818-Oct-200623:37
Pstprx32.dll11.0.8000.0280,26422-Oct-200521:15
Scanpst.exe11.0.6802.061,16004-Oct-200515:34
Xlintl32.dll11.0.6802.0826,60004-Oct-200511:01
Office Proofing Tools 2003
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Imekr70.ime7.0.8002.0103,62410-Nov-200518:14
Juridsch.dic (Dutch)Not applicable93,72730-Sep-200517:17
Maatsch.dic (Dutch)Not applicable162,28830-Sep-200517:37
Medisch.dic (Dutch)Not applicable238,13930-Sep-200517:17
Msgr3en.dll (German)3.1.0.91261,407,80028-Jul-200602:39
Msgren32.dll (Dutch)7.0.1.3529,98421-Aug-200615:12
Msgr_en.lex (Dutch)Not applicable4,890,87526-Sep-200519:28
Mso.acl (Dutch)Not applicable9,62417-Oct-200522:22
Mssp3en.lex (German)Not applicable2,528,72120-Jul-200615:49
Mssp3en.lex (Dutch)Not applicable925,48208-Mar-200616:35
Mssp3gep.lex (German)Not applicable2,614,05920-Jul-200616:49
Msspell3.dll (German)2.54.0.0353,81620-Jul-200618:05
Msspell3.dll (Dutch)3.0.7.9194,11208-Mar-200616:35
Msth3am.lex (Dutch)Not applicable753,04614-Sep-200517:40
Techwet.dic (Dutch)Not applicable168,27030-Sep-200517:17
Zakelijk.dic (Dutch)Not applicable259,08030-Sep-200517:17
Project 2003 Multilingual User Interface (MUI)
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Msgr3en.dll3.1.0.91261,407,80028-Jul-200602:39
Mssp3en.lexNot applicable2,528,72120-Jul-200615:49
Mssp3gep.lexNot applicable2,614,05920-Jul-200616:49
Msspell3.dll2.54.0.0353,81620-Jul-200618:05
Visio 2003 Multilingual User Interface (MUI)
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Msgr3en.dll3.1.0.91261,407,80028-Jul-200602:39
Mssp3en.lexNot applicable2,528,72120-Jul-200615:49
Mssp3gep.lexNot applicable2,614,05920-Jul-200616:49
Msspell3.dll2.54.0.0353,81620-Jul-200618:05
Uml.vsl11.0.4301.0322,98409-May-200512:07
Note You do not have to install this update if you have a later version of the files that are listed in the table.

To search for the appropriate file, search the hard disk. 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 the appropriate file name, and then click Search.
  4. In the resulting 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 your computer.

Information for administrators about .msp files

Update 924886 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 files are distributed in this update.
Name of .msp fileDescription
Msgrge32.mspApplies to Office 2003 Grammar checker
Mssp3ge.mspApplies to Office 2003 Spelling checker
Germui.mspApplies to Office 2003 German MUI
Ptk.mspApplies to Office Proofing Tools 2003
Gerpjmui.mspApplies to Office 2003 German MUI for Project 2003
Gervsmui.mspApplies to Office 2003 German MUI for Visio 2003

Features for reinstalling specific components for administrators

If you update your administrative installation point, and then recache and reinstall Office 2003, Project 2003, or Visio 2003 on client computers, you can run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific components of Office 2003, Project 2003, or Visio 2003 from the administrative image. For update 924886, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
ACCESSFiles,EXCELFiles,IMEMain_1042,OfficeWebComponents10,OUTLOOKFiles,OutlookMAPI2,
OutlookMAPICONTAB2,OutlookMAPIEMS2,OutlookMAPILDAP2,OutlookMAPIPST2,OutlookMessaging,
PPTFiles,ProductFiles,SetLanguageFiles,SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1029,SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1031,
SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1033,SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1036,SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1038,
SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1040,SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1043,SpellingAndGrammarFiles_1053,
ThesaurusFiles_1031,ThesaurusFiles_1033,ThesaurusFiles_1036,ThesaurusFiles_1043,VisioCore,
VisMOrganization_Charts,VisMProject_Schedules,VisMSoftware_Design,WORDFiles
Alternatively, you can substitute the parameter REINSTALL=ALL to reinstall all Microsoft Office components on the client computer.

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 "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To view the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" 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: 924886 - Last Review: 09/28/2007 10:29:46 - Revision: 2.6

  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
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  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
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  • Microsoft Office 2003 Multilingual User Interface Pack
  • Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office Excel 2003
  • Microsoft Office InfoPath 2003
  • Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
  • Microsoft Office Outlook 2003
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