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    Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    Does anyone know anything about the new Office 2000 Service Pack 3 that is supposed to be released around 25 September? (See WOW #7-39, 20 Aug 02) I can't seem to find much about it, and would really like to know what it's all about before I make some pending changes to my system. Is there really going to be a Office 2000 SP-3, or is it mis-information? Thanks. Robert Storms

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    I read the same article in WOW. If they say it is so, it has to be gospel, don't you think?

    I will and would advise anyone to wait for WOW's recommendation before installing SP-3.
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    What is WOW and where will I find it?
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    WOW = Woody's Office Watch. If you go to the WOPR home page (link at bottom of this page), you can dig into the newsletter archives... and subscribe!

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    WOW -- WOODY's OFFICE WATCH

    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/index.asp
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    Thanks, I found it and subscribed.
    I had Windows Watch some time ago, but I unsubscribed because Woody stopped writing about Windows 98/SE. I have no intentions of upgrading to any other, I've seem first hand the trouble people have after leaving 98. No Thank You. I'll stay right here.
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    Well, it's November 17th and I haven't found anything on the subject of the Office 2000 SP-3, i.e., whether it is "Yeah" or "Nay"?? Has anyone installed this Service Pack that cares to give some feedback on it; nits and pics? <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    Thread 196247 in 'General Office Solutions' and Thread 198438 in 'Outlook' are carrying virtually parallel discussions on the patch. I've also seen the '100% CPU' problem with the patch covered by Chris Pirillo of Lockergnome and Tech TV's 'Call for Help', though the 'fix' that he used to correct the problem is a little less than straightforward and not readily usable if you don't have two or more computers to fiddle with. Lastly, Microsoft has published KB Article 318794 that also addresses problems with SP3.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    From WOW #7.54 released today 11/27/02

    [b]1. OUTLOOK 2000 SP-3 RED-LINING BUG
    Last week, I gave Redmond a rare "Bravo, Microsoft!" for
    Office 2000 Service Pack 3.

    Now I'm going to take it back.

    http://www.woodyswatch.com/office/ar...ate.asp?v7-n54
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    The pages for www.woodyswatch.com and for all the ezines listed on the wopr home page all come in as html source text only. Nor could I reach the link you posted in your "retraction". How can I view the pages?

    Any connection with my just-installed "Critical Update" to MicroS--t's VM?

    Is this some massive MS conspiracy to keep your so worthwhile info from telling us how to make things work the way WE want them to?

    Thanks so much and ...

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    Not sure why that link didn't work. I had posted the entire article but one of the moderators suggested I delete most of it and supply the above link. It did work at the time. I have no idea how to correct it. Sorry.
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    > The pages for www.woodyswatch.com and for all the ezines listed on the wopr home page all come in as
    > html source text only.

    What software do you use to read e-mail, and which server receives it along the way? Some mail programs cannot read HTML, Outlook 2002 can be set to display HTML messages as text, and some mail servers can be configured to convert HTML to text. So there are various possible explanations. You also can change your subscription to plain text (no HTML code).

    > Nor could I reach the link you posted in your "retraction". How can I view the pages?

    I can't reach that link today either (I am prompted to save the download). This could be a server configuration issue or it could be interference from PhotoShop

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    Jscher2000,

    which took over the ASP extension on my computer, deleting IE's settings.

    Can you please explain that a little further? What is an ASP extension? I am having a little bit of trouble with IE at the present time. I don
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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    ASP is an extension (e.g., index.asp) for pages that need server-side processing (web server runs them through ASP.DLL to process the ASP script), but which appear to your browser to be ordinary HTML when they are served to you.

    You can reset IE as the default handler to all of its many possible file extensions using the button Reset Web Settings... under Tools|Internet Options..., Programs tab. However, I didn't do this because I wasn't sure what ELSE might get changed, other than the obvious, and Windows 2000 doesn't have a nice global undo for registry changes.

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    Re: Office 2000 SP-3? (Service Pack 3)

    jscher2000,

    Thanks. I don't think that is the problem I'm having but I appreciate your explanation.
    H Lewton

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