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This article describes the Microsoft Office 2003 issue that is fixed in the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 3 hotfix package for the English language proofing tools that is dated October 28, 2008.
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 packages.
Whether you must make any registry changes.
The files that the hotfix package contains.
Issue that this hotfix package fixes
This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
When you check the spelling of English language text in an Office 2003 program, one of the following words is not recognized and is flagged as a possible misspelling:
To prevent the Office 2003 programs from flagging an unrecognized word, add the word to the dictionary. To do this, perform one of the following actions:
Right-click the flagged word, and then click Add to Dictionary.
Click Add to Dictionary in the Spelling & Grammar dialog box.
Some words may not be in the English language dictionary in the Office 2003 programs. When a word is not in the dictionary, the spelling checker tries to suggest words that have spellings that resemble the unrecognized word.
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 the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
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, contact 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.
This hotfix package is a post Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 hotfix package. To install the hotfix package, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 installed.
For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 3, 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
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to correct the issue that is listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. 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.
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
Installed files information
For more information about software update terminology, 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
Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Student and Teacher Edition 2003, Microsoft Office Access 2003, Microsoft Office Excel 2003, Microsoft Office FrontPage 2003, Microsoft Office OneNote 2003, Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003, Microsoft Office Publisher 2003, Microsoft Office Word 2003, Microsoft Office 2003 Proofing Tools