Office 2003 Service Pack 3

has released a 3 (SP3) for Microsoft . SP3 adds some evolutionary fixes and additions in for . Microsoft also says “it further hardens the Office suite against potential attacks and other security threats” .

Office 2003 SP3The Service Pack also includes fixes that have been previously released as separate for Office 2003.

Some of the changes in Service Pack 3 modify the behaviour of Office 2003, including changes that disable some features by default and increase control for computer administrators. Changes include:

  • Office 2003 can no longer open or save certain file formats. For more information
  • MAPI forms do not run in public folders and user folders. For more information
  • Office 2003 can now be configured to allow or deny specific COM components
  • Some COM components with unusual characteristics may not function as expected
  • Changes have been made to the behavior of Microsoft Office Document Imaging
  • Attachments with the .gadget extension can no longer be opened in
  • Access add-ins can no longer be configured for use by all users
  • The Fast Save setting in Microsoft Office Word has been removed
  • Documents saved in certain formats no longer contain the version number of Office
  • Certain macros in older Excel file formats have increased security

Click here to download Office SP3 now

Just a bootnote
Make sure you close all programs (Office ones at least) before you start the install process, standard restart is also needed after the installation.

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