Microsoft Releases Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3)

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) contains security enhancements and stability improvements. Some fixes that are included with Office 2003 SP3 were previously released in separate updates. Office 2003 SP3 combines the previously released fixes into one update. (Thanks David)
New Changes Include:
    • Office 2003 can no longer open or save certain file formats. (Support: KB938810)
    • MAPI forms do not run in public folders and user folders. (Support: KB938816)
    • Office 2003 can now be configured to allow or deny specific COM components. (Support: KB938815)
    • Some COM components with unusual characteristics may not function as expected. (Support: KB938814)
    • Changes have been made to the behavior of Microsoft Office Document Imaging. (Support: KB938813)
    • Attachments with the .gadget extension can no longer be opened in Outlook. (Support: KB938811)
    • Access add-ins can no longer be configured for use by all users. (Support: KB938809)
    • The Fast Save setting in Microsoft Office Word has been removed. (Support: KB938808)
    • Documents saved in certain formats no longer contain the version number of Office. (Support: KB938807)
    • Certain macros in older Excel file formats have increased security. (Support: KB938806)

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