Description of the Word 2003 post-Service Pack 3 issues hotfix package: December 17, 2007

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This article describes the Microsoft Office Word 2003 post-Service Pack 3 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated December 17, 2007.

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.

List of issues that are fixed

This hotfix fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • You create or open a Word 2003 document that uses an XML schema and XML tags. In the document, there are several tables. You try to format or to alter a table cell by using the commands on the Table menu, such as Insert Row Above or Split Cell. However, the formatting or the modification of the table cell may take longer than you expected.
  • You set the default file format setting in Word 2003 to the Microsoft Office Word 2007 Document format (.DOCX) file format. When you save a new document, the file format has reverted to the Word Document (.DOC) file format. This issue occurs after you install Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3.

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site: Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.


There are no prerequisites for installing this hotfix package.

Restart information

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

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.

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 the 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 sizeDateTimePlatform
Winword.cabNot Applicable6,096,44712-Jan-200800:22Not Applicable
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Winword.mspNot Applicable11,887,10417-Dec-200722:27Not Applicable
After the hotfix is installed, the global version of this hotfix has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
WD2003 WD11 Word2003 Word11

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