Word 2003 Update: KB834702 helps to fix an issue with the user interface for the Finnish version of Microsoft® Office Word 2003. Word 2003 Update: KB834702 for Multilingual User Interface Pack is also available as a download from this article.
Toolbox The full-file version of Word 2003 Update: KB834702 consists of one Windows Installer patch file (WORDINTLff.msp) packaged in a self-extracting executable. You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Localized Downloads page.
The full-file version of Word 2003 Update: KB834702 for Multilingual User Interface Pack consists of one Windows Installer patch file (FINMUIff.msp) packaged in a self-extracting executable (office2003mui-kb834702-fullfile-enu.exe). You can find this downloadable file on the Office 2003 Resource Kit Downloads page.
The languages in which this version of the update will be released are listed later in this article in the section titled "Localized versions of the Word 2003 update."
Note The full-file version of the Word 2003 update will install successfully on original release (RTM) versions of Office 2003.
Strategies for updating your Word 2003 installations
Office 2003 offers administrators new options for updating Word 2003 on users' computers. When you install Office 2003 from a compressed CD image on the network, rather than from an administrative installation point, Setup caches the compressed cabinet files on the local computer and performs the installation from there. After the installation is complete, the local installation source remains where it is — hidden and available. Because users have access to a source on their own computers, you can distribute smaller client patches to update Office. And because the original network image stays the same, clients never become out of sync with an updated image.
For more information about this update method, see the topic Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates and read the section "Caching installation files locally and distributing client updates".
If you deployed Word 2003 from an uncompressed administrative installation point, you cannot take advantage of local caching. However, you can still maintain your administrative image at a baseline level and distribute the full-file (administrative) version of the Word 2003 update directly to users. Because administrative updates install complete files, rather than patched files, the administrative update can correctly replace any files that have been modified with previous updates. Users can apply them even when they do not have access to an installation source.
For more information about applying administrative patches to directly to client computers, see the topic Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates and read the section "Distributing full-file administrative updates".
In an organization with strong centralized control over software deployment, you may choose to apply the Word 2003 update to the administrative installation point, and then recache and reinstall Word 2003 on users' computers to apply the changes. In this scenario, new client installations always include the most recent updates; however, if there is a delay in updating some clients, they become unsynchronized with the patched administrative image.
For detailed procedures for patching the administrative image and updating client computers, see the topic Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates and read the section "Updating clients from a patched administrative image".
Localized versions of the Word 2003 update
A version of the Word 2003 update is released in the following language and can be downloaded from the Office 2003 Resource Kit Localized Downloads page:
Files changed by the Word 2003 update
The following table lists the file changed by the full-file Word 2003 update. If you need to confirm whether a share has been updated, you can check the related file version number.
List of features updated by the Word 2003 update
If you update your administrative installation point and recache and reinstall Word 2003 on client computers, you run a command line that includes the REINSTALL=[list of features] property. This property specifies whether you want to reinstall specific features or reinstall all applications on the administrative image.
For the Word 2003 update, the value for [list of features] is as follows:
Optionally, you can substitute the parameter REINSTALL=ALL to reinstall all Office components on the client computer. For detailed procedures on how to patch an administrative image and update client computers, see the topic Distributing Office 2003 Product Updates and read the section "Updating clients from a patched administrative image".
For an overview of Word 2003 Update: KB834702, see Description of the Word 2003 Finnish update: May 25, 2004 in the Microsoft Knowledge Base.
For general information on applying an administrative update, see Deploying a Service Release in the Office XP Resource Kit.