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Article ID: 923884 - Last Review: October 8, 2007 - Revision: 3.4

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SUMMARY

Microsoft has released the Office Proofing Tools 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package for Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003.
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.

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003 issue that is fixed in the hotfix package that is dated August 10, 2006.

Issues that the hotfix package fixes

This hotfix package fixes the following issue that was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • On August 1, 2006, the new German Spelling Reform rules went into effect for Germany, for Switzerland, and for Austria. These rules were proposed by the Council for German Orthography on August 1, 2005. The rules were adopted by the Standing Conference of Ministers of Education and Cultural Affairs (KMK) on March 2, 2006. And, the rules were confirmed by the Council of Minister Presidents on March 30, 2006.

    In compliance with these new rules, a new German spelling checker for Microsoft Office Proofing Tools 2003 was created. This hotfix package contains the new German spelling checker that is in compliance with the new German Spelling Reform rules.

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 download information

The following file is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:
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Download the office2003-KB923884-DEU.exe package now. (http://download.microsoft.com/download/1/1/c/11ca164c-70af-438c-8406-b7bac56fa445/office2003-kb923884-deu.exe) For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/119591/ ) How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.
To download the update, follow these steps:
  1. Click Save to save the office2003-KB923884-DEU.exe file to the selected folder.
  2. In Microsoft Windows Explorer, double-click office2003-KB923884-DEU.exe.
  3. Click Yes to accept the License Agreement.
  4. In the Type the location where you want to place the extracted files box, type c:\923884, and then click OK.
  5. Click Yes when you are prompted to create the folder.

Client update (single computer)

After you have downloaded the file, follow these steps to install the client update:
  1. In Windows Explorer, locate the c:\923884 folder, and then double-click Ptk.msp.
  2. Follow the steps to install the update.

Administrative update

If you installed Proofing Tools 2003 from a server location, the server administrator must update the server location with the administrative public update. The administrator must then deploy that update to your computer.

If you are the server administrator, follow these steps:
  1. In Windows Explorer, locate the C:\923884 folder, and then double-click PTK_readme.txt.
  2. Follow the steps in the PTK_readme.txt file to install and to deploy the hotfix.

Prerequisites

The following list contains prerequisites for the hotfix package:
  • The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2 hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office 2003 Service Pack 2 installed. For more information about Office 2003 SP2, 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
  • The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 with Service Pack 2 or Office 2003 with Service Pack 1. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 with Service Pack 2 than on Office 2003 with Service Pack 1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 with Service Pack 1, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend it.

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.

Registry information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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 are listed in this article.

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 sizeDateTimePlatform
Office2003-kb923884-deu.exe11.0.8101.09,853,76010-Aug-200620:21x86
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Ptk.mspNot applicable10,079,74410-Aug-200619:49Not applicable

After the hotfix package is installed, the global version of this hotfix package has the file attributes, or a later version of the file attributes, that are listed in the following table:
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTimePlatform
Batimt.lex5.0.6466.071,16822-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Batimtnp.lex5.0.6466.043,52022-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Chimie.lex5.0.6466.0103,42422-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Imekr70.ime7.0.8002.0103,62410-Nov-200520:14Not applicable
Jurid.lex5.0.6466.073,21622-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Juridnp.lex5.0.6466.099,32822-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Juridsch.dicNot applicable93,72730-Sep-200519:17Not applicable
Maatsch.dicNot applicable162,28830-Sep-200519:37Not applicable
Medic.lex5.0.6466.0143,87222-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Medicnp.lex5.0.6466.074,75222-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Medisch.dicNot applicable238,13930-Sep-200519:17Not applicable
Msgr3en.dll5.1.3019.16,215,16820-Jun-200418:11Not applicable
Msgr3en.lexNot applicable2520-Jun-200409:04Not applicable
Msgren32.dll3.2.0.3139,33708-Jan-200400:56Not applicable
Msgren32.dll3.0.0.491,572,86425-May-200515:15Not applicable
Msgren32.dll7.0.1.2529,98415-Aug-200521:39Not applicable
Msgr_en.lexNot applicable4,890,87526-Sep-200521:28Not applicable
Mso.aclNot applicable43,82815-Sep-200420:23Not applicable
Mso.aclNot applicable9,62418-Oct-200500:22Not applicable
Mssp3en.lex5.0.6466.02,982,40022-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Mssp3en.lexNot applicable925,48208-Mar-200618:35Not applicable
Msspell3.dll3.0.1.498,30403-Jan-200519:00Not applicable
Msspell3.dll2.49.0.0163,84016-Feb-200618:29Not applicable
Msspell3.dll5.0.6466.0542,20822-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Msspell3.dll3.0.7.9194,11208-Mar-200618:35Not applicable
Msspell3.dll2.53.0.0163,84024-Nov-200422:08Not applicable
Msth3am.lexNot applicable1,154,68127-Jan-200500:13Not applicable
Msth3am.lexNot applicable753,04614-Sep-200519:40Not applicable
Msthes3.dll7.0.2.12364,62727-Jan-200500:49Not applicable
Techni.lex5.0.6466.0221,18422-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Techninp.lex5.0.6466.046,08022-Jan-200506:02Not applicable
Techwet.dicNot applicable168,27030-Sep-200519:17Not applicable
Zakelijk.dicNot applicable259,08030-Sep-200519:17Not applicable

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 differences between the two .msp files, see the "Strategies for Updating Office 2003 Installations" topic. To see this topic, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
    http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011525741033.aspx (http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/ork2003/HA011525741033.aspx)
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 2003 Proofing Tools
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