Microsoft Office 2003 (codenamed Office 11) is an office suite developed and distributed by Microsoft for its Windows operating system. Office 2003 was released to manufacturing on August 19, 2003, and was later released to retail on October 21, 2003, exactly two years after the release of Windows XP. It was the successor to Office XP and the predecessor to Office 2007. The Mac OS X equivalent, Microsoft Office 2004 for Mac was released on May 11, 2004.
New features in Office 2003 include information rights management; new collaboration features; improved support for SharePoint, smart tags, and XML; and extended use of Office Online services. Office 2003 introduces two new programs to the Office product lineup: InfoPath, a program for designing, filling, and submitting electronic structured data forms; and OneNote, a note-taking program for creating and organizing diagrams, graphics, handwritten notes, recorded audio, and text. It also introduces the Picture Manager graphics software to open, manage, and share digital images.
With the release of Office 2003, Microsoft rebranded the Office productivity suite as an integrated system dedicated to information workers. As a result, Microsoft appended the \"Office\" branding to the names of all programs. Office 2003 is also the first version with support for Windows XP colors and visual styles, and introduces updated icons. The Office logo was also updated, eliminating the puzzle motif in use since Office 95. Office 2003 is the last version of Office to include the traditional menu bar and toolbar interface across all programs, and also the last version to include the \"97 - 2003\" file format as the default file format.
The core applications, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access, had only minor improvements from Office XP. Outlook 2003 received improved functionality in many areas, including better email and calendar sharing and information display, complete Unicode support, search folders, colored flags, Kerberos authentication, RPC over HTTP, and Cached Exchange mode. Another key benefit of Outlook 2003 was the improved junk mail filter. Tablet and pen support was introduced in the productivity applications. Word 2003 introduced a reading layout view, document comparison, better change-tracking and annotation/reviewing, a Research Task Pane, voice comments and an XML-based format among other features. Excel 2003 introduced list commands, some statistical functions and XML data import, analysis and transformation/document customization features. Access 2003 introduced a backup command, the ability to view object dependencies, error checking in forms and reports among other features.
Office 2003 features improvements to smart tags such as smart tag Lists, which are defined in XML, by using regular expressions and an extended type library. Smart tag recognition was added to PowerPoint and Access. FrontPage 2003 introduced conditional formatting, Find and Replace for HTML elements, new tools for creating and formatting tables and cells, dynamic templates (Dreamweaver), Flash support, WebDAV and SharePoint publishing among other features. Publisher 2003 introduced a Generic Color PostScript printer driver for commercial printing. Information Rights Management capabilities were introduced in document productivity applications to limit access to a set of users and/or restrict types of actions that users could perform. Support for managed code add-ins as VSTO solutions was introduced.
Office 2003 was the last version of Microsoft Office to include fully customizable toolbars and menus for all of its applications, the Office Assistant, the ability to slipstream service packs into the original setup files, Office Web Components, and the Save My Settings Wizard, which allowed users to choose whether to keep a locally cached copy of installation source files and several utility resource kit tools. It was also the last Office version to support Windows 2000. A new picture organizer with basic editing features, called Microsoft Office Picture Manager, was included.
Only basic clipart and templates were included on the disc media, with most content hosted online and downloadable from within the Office application. Microsoft advertised Office Online as a major Office 2003 feature \"outside the box\". Office Online provides how-to articles, tips, training courses, templates, clip art, stock photos and media and downloads (including Microsoft and third-party extensibility add-ins for Microsoft Office programs).
Office 2003 features broad XML integration (designing customized XML schemas, importing and transforming XML data) throughout resulting in a far more data-centric model (instead of a document-based one). The MSXML 5 library was introduced specifically for Office's XML integration. Office 2003 also has SharePoint integration to facilitate data exchange, collaborated workflow, and publishing. InfoPath 2003 was introduced for collecting data in XML-based forms and templates based on information from databases.
Microsoft released five separate editions of Office 2003: Basic, Student and Teacher, Standard, Small Business, and Professional. Retail editions were available in Full or Upgrade versions. The Basic edition was only available to original equipment manufacturers. The Student and Teacher edition was intended for noncommercial use only. All Office 2003 applications were available for purchase as standalone products.
The second type is forced, often referred to as a hard page break. Forced page breaks occur when the user inserts a hard page break. In Normal view, these are indicated by a dotted line with the words Page Break in the middle of the line.
This article describes various methods that you can use to minimize the metadata in your Word documents.When you create, open, or save a document in Microsoft Office Word 2003, the document may contain content that you may not want to share with others when you distribute the document electronically. This information is known as metadata. Metadata is used for a variety of purposes to enhance the editing, viewing, filing, and retrieval of Office documents.Some metadata is easily accessible through the Word user interface. Other metadata is only accessible through extraordinary means, such as by opening a document in a low-level binary file editor. The following are some examples of metadata that may be stored in your documents:
If your computer has any shared folders, make sure that you apply passwords to them so that only authorized users can access your shares. For even more security, use user-level access control so that you can control exactly who can access your computer's shares.
Make sure that important documents are password-protected so that only authorized users can open them. Store your passwords in a secure, separate location. If you cannot recall a password, there is no way to recover the contents of a password-protected document.
This article describes the system requirements for the speech recognition functionality of Microsoft Office Word 2003. This article also describes the most common troubleshooting steps that you can try if speech recognition is not functioning correctly.
If speech recognition does not work in a specific document, create a new Word 2003 document, and then test speech recognition. If speech recognition works in the new document, you may have a damaged (corrupted) document. For additional information about damaged documents, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
If one of these components is damaged or incompatible, you may have problems accessing or using the speech recognition feature in Word 2003. You can temporarily bypass these components by starting Word 2003 with the /a switch. To start Word 2003 by using the /a switch, follow these steps:
If Word 2003 starts and the speech recognition feature works correctly when you use the /a switch, the problem is with one of the components that is listed at the beginning of this section. Use the Troubleshoot Utility to determine the component that is causing the problem. To use the Troubleshoot Utility, you may have to install the Support.dot template. For additional information about the Support.dot template, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
289506 How to install and use the Support.dot template in Microsoft Word 2002Note If the problem still occurs when you start Word 2003 with the /a switch, you do not have to use the Troubleshoot Utility.
After you export and then delete theSpeech key in the Windows registry, repair Office 2003. For more information, see the \"Repair Office\" section of this article. After you repair Office 2003, start Word 2003, and then determine whether the speech recognition feature is working correctly. If you experience the same problems, you may want to restore your original speech recognition registry settings. To do this, quit all Office 2003 programs, and then double-click the file that you saved in step 6.
A third-party program that is installed on your computer may conflict with speech recognition in Word 2003. To determine whether a third-party program installed or updated any components that are used by speech recognition, verify the version numbers of the speech recognition components. The speech application programming interface (SAPI) version that is included with Microsoft Office XP is 5.0.2602.00. If the SAPI version that is on your computer is earlier than 5.0.2602.00, try to repair Office 2003. For more information, see the \"Repair Office\" section of this article.
The version number for the Msctf.dll and for the Ctfmon.exe files that are included with Office XP is 5.1.2409.7. If the version number of these files on your computer is earlier than 5.1.2409.7, try to repair Office 2003. For more information, see the \"Repair Office\" section of this article. For additional information about a known third-party conflict with Text Bridge and speech recognition in Word 2002, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base: 59ce067264