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Article ID: 905409 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 2.9

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office 2003 issues that are fixed in the Office 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package that is dated April 12, 2006.

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 your computer after you install the hotfix package.
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package.
  • The files that the hotfix package contains.

INTRODUCTION

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you close a workbook after you run a Microsoft Visual Basic for Application (VBA) macro in Excel 2003, Excel 2003 may close unexpectedly. Additionally, you may receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Office Excel has encountered a problem and needs to close. We are sorry for the inconvenience.
    When you view the data in the error report, the report contains an error signature that resembles the following error signature:
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    Application nameApplication versionModule nameModule versionOffset
    Excel.exe11.0.6355.0Vbe6.dll6.4.99.720008c71f
  • Consider the following scenario. In an Office 2003 program, you run a VBA macro that saves a file as an .xml file. In this scenario, you expect a late bound call to the file to occur after the file has been saved as an .xml file. However, the late bound call does not occur. Additionally, you receive the following error message:
    Error: 0x80010105 (-2147417851)
    Facility: FACILITY_RPC
    Code: 261

    RPC_E_SERVERFAULT
    The server threw an exception.

MORE INFORMATION

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  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/870924/ ) How to obtain the latest service pack for Office 2003

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. 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:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support (http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support)
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.

Note This hotfix corrects only the problem that is described in this article so that it no longer occurs. If the symptoms described earlier continue to occur after you apply the hotfix, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support

Prerequisites

This hotfix is a Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 installed. For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 2, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887616  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/887616/ ) Description of Office 2003 Service Pack 2

Restart information

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

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 this article lists.The global version of this hotfix uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix. The dates and 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

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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Office2003-kb905409-glb.exe11.0.8021.01,712,96012-Apr-200616:12
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information

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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Vbe6ff.msp10,529,79212-Apr-200616:11
After the hotfix package is installed, the global version of this hotfix package has the file attributes, or later file attributes, that are listed in the following table.
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Vbe6.dll6.4.99.752,389,26413-Jul-200501:49


Additional notes

  • For more information about how to install this hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package.
  • For more information about the terminology that Microsoft uses for software that is corrected after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    824684  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/824684/ ) Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Office Professional Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Standard Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Small Business Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Basic Edition 2003
  • Microsoft Office Access 2003
  • Microsoft Office OneNote 2003
  • Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Professional 2003
  • Microsoft Office Project Standard 2003
  • Microsoft Office Publisher 2003
  • Microsoft Office Visio Professional 2003
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