Office 2003 sp3

Office 2003 sp3 is out today (thanks to Chris for the heads up)


 http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/details.aspx?FamilyID=E25B7049-3E13-433B-B9D2-5E3C1132F206&displaylang=en


And folks.. don’t install this during the lunch hour.. and read the stuff first please! 



Known issues after you install the service pack

After you install a Microsoft Office service pack, you are prompted unexpectedly to restart the computer. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
905726 </kb/905726/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/905726/) You are unexpectedly prompted to restart the computer after you install an Office service pack or an Office update


Is it just me or is this known issue more of a duh issue?  Applications normally need a reboot.

After you install Office 2003 SP3, an add-in, ActiveX control, or COM add-in may not work as expected in an Office 2003 program. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938814 </kb/938814/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938814/) The functionality of an add-in, an ActiveX control, or a COM add-in is reduced, or the functionality is blocked after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

After you install Office 2003 SP3, you may receive an error message when you try to create a new MAPI form in Outlook 2003. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938816 </kb/938816/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938816/) Error message when you try to create a new MAPI form in Outlook 2003: “contact the administrator”

After you install Office 2003 SP3, attachments that contain the .gadget extension cannot be opened in Outlook 2003. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938811 </kb/938811/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938811/) Attachments that contain the .gadget extension cannot be opened in Outlook 2003 after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

After you install Office 2003 SP3, the Fast Saves feature does not work as expected in Word 2003. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938808 </kb/938808/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938808/) The Fast Saves feature in Word 2003 no longer functions after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

After you install Office 2003 SP3, the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program may not work as expected. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938813 </kb/938813/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938813/) You may experience issues when you run the Microsoft Office Document Imaging program after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

After you install Office 2003 SP3, you may receive an error message when you try to open or to save a file. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
941636 </kb/941636/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/941636/) You receive an error message when you try to open a file or to save a file after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

After you install Office 2003 SP3, you cannot open some Microsoft Excel workbooks that contain Microsoft Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) macros. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938806 </kb/938806/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938806/) You cannot open Microsoft Excel 5.0/95 Workbook files that contain Visual Basic for Applications macros in Excel 2003 after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

After you install Office 2003 SP3, the version number of Office is no longer saved in the properties of the document as expected. For more information about this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
938807 </kb/938807/> (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938807/) Office files that are saved in certain formats no longer contain the version number of Office after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3

5 Thoughts on “Office 2003 sp3

  1. Jon Chorney on September 18, 2007 at 3:53 pm said:

    Thanks for posting the whole story, Susan! There’s an awful lot to consider that I might not have known about.

    Jon

  2. Hmmm… I thought service packs were supposed to fix things. :|

  3. I’ve seen a problem in that .tif & .tiff file associations are completely removed by this SP. It’s not that Microsoft Office Document Imaging was just removed as KB938813 aludes to a disruption with than program.

    I’ve blogged on this including a fix here: http://duitwithsbs.wordpress.com/2007/09/19/just-the-fax-where-it-go-post-sp3-blues/

  4. Since I installed Office SP3, none of the links in any of my received e-mails in Outlook 2003 work, and I get the
    following message : “This operation has been cancelled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.”
    I have Windows XP SP2 Professional, on my 1 and only computer, and I am the administrator. The e-mail links in Outlook 2003, have always worked prior to the install of Office SP3, and I have never blocked access to these links at any time. Now they read “blocked: http://(e-mail site”). How can I unblock these?

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