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This article describes the Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated April 28, 2009.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
You have a PowerPoint 2003 presentation that is stored on a SharePoint library. You open this presentation in read-only mode, and then you click a link in the presentation to open another presentation that is also stored on a SharePoint library. When the linked presentation is over, the show closes and returns to the design mode of the first presentation. However, you expect to return to the slide from which you started the second presentation in presentation mode.
To fix this problem, you must enable the hotfix package after you apply the hotfix. To do this, follow these steps:Important This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
322756 How to back up and restore the registry in Windows
In Windows Vista, click Start , type regedit in the Start Search box, and then press ENTER.
If you are prompted for an administrator password or for confirmation, type the password, or provide confirmation.
In Windows XP, click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then click the following registry subkey:
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type SuppressWebUI, and then press ENTER.
Right-click SuppressWebUI, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type a non-zero value, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
After you apply the security update that is described in Microsoft Knowledge Base article 955466, you cannot enable the embedded Excel OLE objects that contain empty VBA projects in the PowerPoint 2003 presentation.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
955466 MS08-057: Description of the security update for Excel 2003: October 14, 2008
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems 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.
To install this hotfix, you must have Office 2003 Service Pack 3 installed. 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
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 must either create a registry key or modify a registry key.
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 P1 version of this P2 uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the P2. 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
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