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    Print format error with embedded excel (2003 SP3)

    Hi all,

    Run into a real pain here the past few days. Recently, Office 2003 SP3 was pushed out to all of my machines (again). This affected the format of embedded excel documents within some Microsoft word letters. Basically, if a cell has a bottom border (standard width) and the cell itself is bolded, that line will become thicker. It doesn't happen in *every* instance of said formatting, but it shouldn't *ever* happen. Any tips? Rolling back to SP2 fixes the error. I reviewed the list of changes in SP3, but I don't see what would affect the transmission of that data to the printer, or the way it's sent from MS Word (printing the excel document by itself retains the proper formatting). Thanks for looking, I can't wait to see what you guys suggest <img src=/S/clever.gif border=0 alt=clever width=15 height=15>.

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    Edit: I'd post examples, but they have sensitive financial data on them, and are linked documents.
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    Re: Print format error with embedded excel (2003 SP3)

    I don't know what causes this, but try experimenting with different ways of linking an Excel worksheet in Word, for example as a picture.

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    Re: Print format error with embedded excel (2003 SP3)

    Hans,

    The issue I'm running in to is that I can't really change the way the report is created; it's a format that's published by "Corporate". Right now, their answer to this is "Go back to SP2, or suck it up".... not really options I'm a fan of. I'll experiment with that, just to see if I can find a fix they may be able to push out, but any other suggestions are still welcome! And thank you for giving me someplace to start!
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