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Article ID: 925794 - Last Review: November 15, 2007 - Revision: 4.3

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SUMMARY

This article describes the Microsoft Office Excel 2003 issues that are fixed in the Excel 2003 post-Service Pack 2 hotfix package that is dated October 2, 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 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

List of issues fixed

This hotifx package fixes the following issues that were not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you click a hyperlink that should open an Excel workbook, the workbook does not open. The hyperlink is broken.

    This issue may occur after you apply the ForceShellExecute registry DWORD Value. For more information about the ForceShellExecute registry DWORD Value, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    218153  (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/218153/ ) Error message when clicking hyperlink in Office: "Cannot locate the Internet server or proxy server"
  • When you run a command in a custom solution that uses the Calculate method in a Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macro in Excel 2003, the calculations do not finish. Additionally, you 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.exe11.0.8012.0Excel.exe11.0.8012.0003a34b5

MORE 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.

Prerequisites

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 Service Pack 2 or Office 2003 Service Pack 1. However, we have tested this hotfix more extensively on Office 2003 Service Pack 2 than on Office 2003 Service Pack 1. If you install this hotfix on a computer that is running Office 2003 Service Pack 1, some file conflicts might occur. We support this configuration, but we do not recommend it. For more information about Office 2003 Service Pack 2, 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

Restart information

You do not have to restart your 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 must either create a registry key or modify a registry key.

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 package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. 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-kb925794-glb.exe11.0.8109.05,271,36002-Oct-200622:05
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
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File nameFile sizeDateTime
Excel.msp14,480,38402-Oct-200621:47
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:
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File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel.exe11.0.8109.010,269,96823-Sep-200606:12
Additional notes
  • For more information about how to install this hotfix package, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the hotfix package 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 Excel 2003
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