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Office files that are saved in certain formats no longer contain the version number of Office after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

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.

You install Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3). When you save an Office file, the version number of Office is no longer saved in the properties of the document.

This behavior occurs if you save the Office file in any of the following formats:
  • Web Page (.html)
  • Single File Web Page (.mht)
  • Rich Text Format (.rtf)
  • XML Document (.xml)
This behavior was changed in Office 2003 SP3 to improve the security of Office 2003 documents.
For more information about how to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003, 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
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Article ID: 938807 - Last Review: 09/18/2007 19:07:43 - Revision: 1.6

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