OK, this confirms what we have been hearing from customers, that they
couldn't open a range of documents, spreadsheets and PowerPoint files as
some these are now blocked by the Office 2003 Sp3 patch. Some macros in
Excel were being blocked also.
The solution is to tinker with the registry, which for average users is not
a healthy approach. Well done Microsoft on screwing document behavior for
Is this a cunning plan to make users buy an updated version of Office? Do
you really have any idea what the cost of migrating older documents to newer
versions is based on arbitrary patches such as this?
Information about certain file
formats that are blocked after you install Office 2003 Service Pack 3 and
Macros in Excel >>>>> "This workbook
cannot be opened under High Security Level because it contains a type of
macro (Microsoft Excel 4.0 macro) that cannot be disabled or signed."
" <@> wrote in message news:eGmH4WI$HHA.1208@TK2MSFTNGP05.phx.gbl...
> "Some of the changes in Service Pack 3 modify the behavior of Office 2003,
> including changes that disable some features by default and increase
> control for computer administrators."
> "Rob Harmer" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> Please let the group know if there have been issues with the recent
>> Office 2003 patches released.
>> We are starting to get some complaints from customers about documents and
>> files from prior Office versions failing when opened after applying
>> scheduled patches. Is this common?
>> Rob Harmer
>> South Australia