Description of the Office XP Financial Symbol smart tag hotfix package: July 13, 2004

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Summary

Microsoft has released the Microsoft Office XP Financial Symbol smart tag hotfix package for Microsoft Office XP. This article describes the following items about the hotfix package:
  • Issue that is fixed by the hotfix package
  • Prerequisites for installing the hotfix package
  • Whether you must restart your computer after you install the hotfix package
  • Whether the hotfix package is replaced by any other hotfix package
  • Whether you must make any registry changes to use one or more of the hotfixes in the package
  • The files that are contained in the hotfix package

INTRODUCTION

This article describes the Microsoft Office XP issue that is fixed in the Office XP Financial Symbol smart tag hotfix package that is dated July 13, 2004.

Issue that is fixed by the hotfix package

The following issue is fixed in this hotfix package, but it was not previously documented in a Microsoft Knowledge Base article:
  • When you type certain established stock symbols in an Office XP document and then press SPACEBAR, the symbol is not recognized by the smart tags feature. This issue occurs because the Stocks.dat and the Stocks.xml files are either missing or out-of-date.

    For additional information about other factors that may cause this issue, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    289816 MSN Financial Symbols smart tag does not recognize some ticker symbols
    Follow these steps to turn on the options for financial symbols in the smart tag recognizer in an Office XP program, such as Word 2002 or Excel 2002:
    1. Start the Office XP program.
    2. On the Tools menu, click AutoCorrect Options.
    3. On the Smart Tags tab, follow these steps:
      1. Click to select the Label data with smart tags check box.
      2. Click to select the Smart tag lists (MSN MoneyCentral Financial Symbols) check box, and then click OK.

More information

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, submit a request to Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

  • The optimized version of this hotfix is a post-Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3) hotfix. To install the hotfix, you must have Office XP SP3 installed.

    For additional information about Office XP Service Pack 3, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    832671 Description of Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 3
  • The optimized version of this hotfix requires Microsoft Windows Installer version 2.0 or later.

    For additional information about the Windows Installer requirement, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
    330537 Office XP updates and patches released after September 2002 may require Windows Installer 2.0
  • The full-file version of this hotfix is also the administrative version of this hotfix. You can install this version of the hotfix with Microsoft Office XP Service Pack 2 (SP2) or with Office XP Service Pack 3 (SP3). However, Microsoft has not tested this fix on Office XP SP2 to the same extent as on Office XP Service Pack 3. If you install this hotfix on a computer with Office XP SP2 installed, some file conflicts might occur. Microsoft supports this configuration, but we do not recommend this configuration.

Restart information

You do not have to restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix is not replaced by any later hotfix.

Registry information

You do not have to create or to modify any registry keys to use any hotfixes that are contained in this package.

Hotfix file information

This hotfix contains only those files that you must have to correct the issues that this article lists. This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build.

The global version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Size     File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------------
   13-Jul-2004  03:43  238,080  Stocksff.msp (full-file/administrative)
   13-Jul-2004  03:35  137,728  Stocksop.msp (optimized)
After you install the hotfix, the global version of this fix has the file attributes (or later) that are listed in the following table:
   Date         Time   Size    File name
   --------------------------------------
   02-Jun-2004  14:24  39,017  Stocks.dat
   22-Jun-2004  23:25   1,777  Stocks.xml
Note For more information about how to install the hotfix, see the Readme.txt file that is included in the package.

References

For additional information about the terminology that Microsoft uses when correcting software after it is released, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Article ID: 871251 - Last Review: January 8, 2015 - Revision: 4.0
Applies to
  • Microsoft Office XP Developer Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Office XP Small Business Edition
  • Microsoft Access 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Excel 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002 Standard Edition
  • Microsoft Word 2002
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