Business Software Word Processing Microsoft Office 2003

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 for Windows

by Microsoft Corp.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (101 votes)

File Details

File Size 114.3 MB
License Freeware
Operating System Windows 2000/Server 2003/XP
Date Added
Total Downloads 366,780
Publisher Microsoft Corp.
Homepage Microsoft Office 2003

Publisher's Description

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 (SP3) represents a major evolution in security for Office 2003. It further hardens the Office suite against potential attacks and other security threats. This service pack also includes fixes that have been previously released as separate updates for Office 2003.

Latest Reviews

dorisgodess

dorisgodess reviewed vService Pack 3 on Aug 16, 2011

I have been using this for a long time and never used other software.

angelabe

angelabe reviewed vService Pack 3 on Aug 4, 2011

I like this software.

cindytk

cindytk reviewed vService Pack 3 on Aug 3, 2011

I am using this software since the first time I use computer. It's classic and professional.

miconac

miconac reviewed vService Pack 3 on Oct 19, 2010

jweuu

TheHatredProphet

TheHatredProphet reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 29, 2010

I downloaded this program onto my PC in no time. Infact the time elapsed was 5.5 mins. Please ignore HansUpp because i went through none of the effects he/she described. I am typing up my reports already on Microsoft Office 2003, obviously HansUpp has A. a RAR converter or B. Is a terrible liar and needs to stop =].

VelvetElvis

VelvetElvis reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 23, 2007

Office works fine, but the install reset all my folder views to "Icons". Points off for d***ing with that.

JustinUT79

JustinUT79 reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 20, 2007

I installed this update on both my Vista computer and my XP computer without any problems.

HansUpp, like most Microsoft haters, I think you hope for problems with Microsoft software. Karma man. Karma.

HansUpp

HansUpp reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 20, 2007

Stay away, this has the Curse of Micro$haft on it.

After installation I can't access my documents and the resolution in MicroSnot kb articles only refers to modifying registry keys which don't even exist in WinXP.
Load of shïte I tell ye all

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

This like windows XP sp1... either wait for next SP or just go to 2K7.

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

if your software is running just fine, don't mess it up with updates, after updates, etc and etc.

there has got to be a point in time that updates should end.

Avg. Rating 4.3 (101 votes)
Your Rating
dorisgodess

dorisgodess reviewed vService Pack 3 on Aug 16, 2011

I have been using this for a long time and never used other software.

angelabe

angelabe reviewed vService Pack 3 on Aug 4, 2011

I like this software.

cindytk

cindytk reviewed vService Pack 3 on Aug 3, 2011

I am using this software since the first time I use computer. It's classic and professional.

miconac

miconac reviewed vService Pack 3 on Oct 19, 2010

jweuu

TheHatredProphet

TheHatredProphet reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 29, 2010

I downloaded this program onto my PC in no time. Infact the time elapsed was 5.5 mins. Please ignore HansUpp because i went through none of the effects he/she described. I am typing up my reports already on Microsoft Office 2003, obviously HansUpp has A. a RAR converter or B. Is a terrible liar and needs to stop =].

VelvetElvis

VelvetElvis reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 23, 2007

Office works fine, but the install reset all my folder views to "Icons". Points off for d***ing with that.

JustinUT79

JustinUT79 reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 20, 2007

I installed this update on both my Vista computer and my XP computer without any problems.

HansUpp, like most Microsoft haters, I think you hope for problems with Microsoft software. Karma man. Karma.

HansUpp

HansUpp reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 20, 2007

Stay away, this has the Curse of Micro$haft on it.

After installation I can't access my documents and the resolution in MicroSnot kb articles only refers to modifying registry keys which don't even exist in WinXP.
Load of shïte I tell ye all

horsecharles

horsecharles reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

This like windows XP sp1... either wait for next SP or just go to 2K7.

DatabaseBen

DatabaseBen reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

if your software is running just fine, don't mess it up with updates, after updates, etc and etc.

there has got to be a point in time that updates should end.

mjm01010101

mjm01010101 reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

Amusing to me that MS is blocking it's own formats. MS should block ".doc" and ".xls" as well and get it over with. Watching the downfall of this company is also amusing.

Bu1wink1e

Bu1wink1e reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

Umm because SP2 was released over a year ago and 3 follows 2.

serendipityguy

serendipityguy reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

Known issues

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 (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

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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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 (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

sQin

sQin reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

updated succesfully

bigmama

bigmama reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

Good 2 have MsUpdates

noBuddy

noBuddy reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 19, 2007

@ the artist:
installed SP3 - no issues at all with the old files. Word, everything from PowerPoint (pot, ppt, pps..) and Excel % Access: runs fine.
Don´t know if SP3 is really necessary, but at least it works.

Minor issues: 2 msp files of 117 Mb in installer folder, and a few temp files - easy to delete.

Project51

Project51 reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

It's a 5 years old office suite and still being supported by M$.

A company that sometimes I admire. 5 stars !!!

the artist

the artist reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

Don't install it yet!!! WTF a Service pack that almost BREAKS my software!
Read about the known issues! there's a known issue (a feature really) where you can't open nor save some rare documents made with Office 2003 SP2 and older just because of some policies, and you have to edit de registry for a workaround! Check if you use such files before diving into SP3;
EXTENSIONS: .wk1, .wk4, .wj3, wk1 FMT, .wks, .wk3, wk3 FM3, .wj2, .wq1, .fm3, .wj1 - .dif, .slk - .ppt, .pot (whoa!), .pps, and .ppa '97
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/938810

It's no BS! if you use any of this extensions... or pps made with word 97, save again with word 2003 sp2 before installing SP3. SP3 CAN'T BE REMOVED INDIVIDUALLY.

http://www.microsoft.com...layLang=en#Requirements

@Project51: dear, to Microsoft, it's not "a 5 year old suite". It's the Office suit version that is massively in use today. Office 2007 has had little adoption yet. Are you as stoopid as to believe today that MS cares about you?

frankwick

frankwick reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

anything new, or is this just a bunch of roll-ups?

coover

coover reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

Some Guy ... there are at least 3 words in the English language that are pronounced the same as the pronunciation of the number "2". They are "to", the word you used incorrectly, "too", the word you should have used, and finally "two", which also would have been incorrect, at least in the context of the fragmented sentence you wrote.

Please learn the difference so you don't look like a dunce next time you write.

some guy

some guy reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

to little to late

jafo818

jafo818 reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

Weird that Microsoft's site still shows SP2? But when you do a Microsoft Update sure enough SP3 shows up.

Paul Skinner

Paul Skinner reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

http://www.microsoft.com...f206&DisplayLang=en

is the link.

@jafo818: It is on Microsoft's site. Follow my link.

@some guy: Would you like some 'o's with that?

CharlieGimbert

CharlieGimbert reviewed vService Pack 3 on Sep 18, 2007

i don't use office 2003 but i'm waiting XP SP3

HurricaneGame

HurricaneGame reviewed vService Pack 2 on Aug 4, 2006

About time.

Metshrine

Metshrine reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

Wow, a french install wont use the english update. GO FIGURE! Thats why they make language packs. Dont download it from here if you want another language, use microsoft update and get the proper language. Worked great here.

Eden7c

Eden7c reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

I spent 2 hours last night trying to process it...

English pack does not install on my French version ( In Canada) and the French pack does not install either.

Get a message of unproper version on both packs tried the fullpack version uncovered from both US and France websites to no avail...

Was lucky to be able to send an error report to MS... ( one for each version) hey...

No stars for me.

cowticket

cowticket reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

This worked but I think it is a little late for office 2003.

surfbum4fun

surfbum4fun reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

i tired to download this using ie browser and it was too slow.so i used firefox and it downloaded it in 4 min.

lab-techie

lab-techie reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

Worked fine here, shows as Office 2003 Sp2. Almost all MS Office service pack updates require the installation disc or source, especially if it wasn't a "complete" install (e.g. custom install). If your version was installed via a network drive (e.g. corporate server), make sure your connected.

thezelda

thezelda reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

Outlook 2003 SP2 used up HUGE amounts of CPU doing anything. Had to un-install and go back to Outlook 2003 SP1. Can't believe MSFT doesn't test anything.

slepax

slepax reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

My instance of Microsoft Office was installed via a network drive which is not available at the moment, so I had the cancel the execution of the update.

Now I can't open any Office at all, keep asking for the initial install directory every time I try to open MS-Excel (strange but all other applications works fine),

seier

seier reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 28, 2005

I tried installing this by downloading the 100MB full install, then I tried via OfficeUpdate.com, then I tried via my Microsoft update system tray icon, all failed. I even chose the shutdown method where it closes everything and then installs one's updates. It says it can't update win.ini, I checked the file's attributes and there's no reason for it to be locked. Lame-O! I'm glad to hear it worked for others, that way I know they're not complete dumb-sh..s.
Cheers,
Christian

zridling

zridling reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 27, 2005

In the words or Monty Burns, Excellent!

ServerMechanic

ServerMechanic reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 27, 2005

Installed in about 6 minutes. NO problems. NO reboot required. All is well.

GoodThings2Life

GoodThings2Life reviewed vService Pack 2 on Sep 27, 2005

Yaay! for Phishing Filters! Yaay! for something else to slipstream into the install source thus saving me lots of time when building system images! :)

Dirk van Hoofen

Dirk van Hoofen reviewed vService Pack 1 on Jul 28, 2004

The GERMAN administratorpack you can download under: .... http://download.microsof...842532-fullfile-deu.exe .
This pack you can now integrate into the original OFFICE 2003 CD.

TrekMaster

TrekMaster reviewed vService Pack 1 on Jul 27, 2004

Other than a Slow Installation, great update set.

squirrel83

squirrel83 reviewed vService Pack 1 on Jul 27, 2004

Includes all the security updates ~

Aires

Aires reviewed vService Pack 1 on Jul 27, 2004

You only need to download and install this if you have the full bells & whistles version of Office 2003 with InfoPath & OneNote etc. Otherwise just download the 3 updates that have been issued: Excel 2003 Update: KB834691, Office 2003 Critical Update: KB828041 & Word 2003 Update: KB830000. You can even slipstream these 3 updates into your existing copy of Office 2003 if you know how.

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