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Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack Service Pack 3

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Major Developments Including Stabilized Security Featured in Office 2003 3rd Service Pack

By Reinalei Jamir

On Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Thankfully, Microsoft had the common sense to release the 3rd Service Pack of MS Office 2003 as a merged upgrade. Compared to its predecessors, Office 2003 upgrades were released individually which required me to download them separately as well. Such a chore!

Major developments were included in MS Office 2003 SP 3. Security for one, which is the most important for me, has been greatly improved. Office 2003 has been added with a shield that can block threats and attacks common with office suites. Aside from the security improvements, other performance enhancements and advancements were included, while certain default items were removed. More admin control was enabled, however.

Unfortunately though, Office 2003 is no longer provided with a technical support by Microsoft. Before this, they were able to gather user feedback to improve their famous office suite. This has proven how important inputs from users are. Entries in the Microsoft’s Crash Analysis Report, which were available through MS Product Support and MS Online, provided the valuable feedback and contributions.

Pros

  • Upgrade provided in one release
  • Security is stabilized and better

Cons

  • No longer provided with a technical support
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Strengthened Office Suite Security despite Discontinued Tech Support from Developer

By Ivy Paloma

On Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Although support for Office 2003 has been discontinued since 8th of April this year, I would be glad to discuss with you its 3rd installment of its Service Pack (SP). MS Office 2003 SP 3 makes available the most recent updates to MS Office 2003.

You see, MS Office 2003 SP 3 corresponds to a major development in Office 2003 with regards to its security. It advances and consolidates the Office suite against impending security threats and other attacks. More importantly, it also includes fixes whereas with previous service packs, separate updates were released for Office 2003.

Service Pack 3 includes strength improvements that have been developed due to the result of inputs from users through the Crash Analysis of Microsoft Online in Office 2003. User inputs were also taken from feedbacks in Microsoft Product Support.

Office 2003 behavior has been modified as the result of changes in SP 3. These include the change that disabled certain default features and it also increased computer administrator controls.

Pros

  • It has strengthened the Office Suite security
  • Released updates as a whole instead of separate ones

Cons

  • Technical support has been discontinued
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A Nice Upgrade Version and Added Some Useful Feature for Making Your Work at Ease

By Maria Bernabe

On Thursday, June 5, 2014

Considering I use MS Office for many things such as writing books and article, grading online assignments, etc., I realized that I want it to have more online capability. The development in the new version of Microsoft Office 2003 were added which made it now more simple to use. Perhaps it’s the new look of the toolbars. The graphics are better and easy to recognize without having to place my mouse cursor on any menu item to figure out what it is, or that darned paperclip guy (the office assistant) automatically no longer appears. Instructions for all programs are much easier to understand especially Access 2003 in which I could have never resolved before.

MS Office 2003 is the ideal program for small business, self employed or someone who use a full service suite of the programs. The Publisher program was one great feature for this MS office 2003 because I can create my flyers, invoices, promotional print and other business card. I also use this to create my own web pages. I have to accept I have a soft spot for Publisher. It’s a neat program that I can use to easily create and publish just about everything I can imagine.

Pros

  • It has many templates for print and online designs
  • Synchronizes, captures and publishes slides, audio, video, and images

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  • Steeper learning curve from previous version
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • for writing school essay and short stories. I've been searching for an application on my computer but I was failing to find something. I'm happy now.

  • for personal needs, also come more familiar to microsoft software. if anger of typing this message will not make me change my interest in this soft.

  • editing documents for üork and reading information sending in new releases of microsoft office programs such as excel2016 or word2016 or powerpoint2016

  • Home use personal everyday stuff.Not in business currently retired .This programme was originally installed on this dell laptop but lost during a factory reset

  • i want to use powerpoint and excel as well. microsoft office is the best software in these days .i really need to download this for my pc i hope you understand

What similar programs have you used?
  • microsoft office 2003 for to teach the student junior high school about techologi information and communication in the class room graduad eight

  • MS Powerpoint and many other programs that are needed in this era to use a vomputer for nice and creative use which helps person learn from computer

  • I have used SP2 Operating System via free download and now trying to download Service Pack 3 for Microsoft Office 2003, please check the compatibility.

  • office 2003 but didn't complete am expecting this download to work through if I am able to sit at computer long enough to get it adequately setup

  • previously i am used MS Excel on my another lapto for the study.But now i have not MS word for typing purpose so i am going to install it very quivkly by using this site.

What do you like most about this program?
  • writing letters and printing them out on paper with my hewlett packard deskjet printer and bringing the letter to my post office so they can put real stamp on

  • i like this software because it is genuine and have recommended many of friends and well wishers and still i continue to do the same for young learners

  • it is user friendly and intuitive. i like the fact that yu have m ade service pack three available even though Microsoft has stopped providing it.

  • Its easy to read,write and edit also, then all types of font style is available here, that why we are like this one.very easiest way this document.for

  • it is simple to use, made my laptop run faster, and i can edit database easy. user interface very powerfull and little menu but strong for work

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 3 is a package that includes some improvements related to security, performance and stability to the whole set of ms office utilities developed at the same name. Those who download it will be able to enjoy it in their Windows OS, such as on XP ones.

This software fixes some errors from the programs of the complete MS Office suite: Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as Outlook and Access. These corrections were made after collecting the user’s feedback in order to fix the most common and annoying errors.

This is a free trial of the third service pack released by Microsoft. As it incorporates all the previous updates, you won’t have to install the old versions on your computer.

Remarkable improvements

This program includes security improvements to avoid threats like viruses or phishing attacks. This is specfically related to the email client platform Outlook. With this improvement, it will be much more difficult for fraudsters to steal confidential information such as passwords or bank details.

Besides that, other enhancements are related to the spelling and the mistakes that occurred when writing in some languages. In addition, you will notice a higher level of stability and performance whilst carrying out different tasks.

For example, this service pack has also fixed the problems caused when working with cells in Excel and the errors whist inserting text within tables in Word.

Previous update

This is the latest edition available, so we recommend you to take advantage of all it's improvements. However, you can also get the Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack 2, which was previously released, though it is not as complete as the third pack.

Microsoft Office 2003 Service Pack Service Pack 3 Features

It has several features which are detailed below:

  • You can configure it to allow or deny the COM component you want
  • Increased security related to macros in Excel files
  • Improved security when you open a maliciously modified file
  • Solves typing errors in other languages
  • High level of stability and performance
  • Extra security with bank operations and passwords

If you want to read more information about this MS Office utility, you can do it here

Conclusion

As a user, you can still find problems using this utility suite. It has made many improvements and it is a good choice to update your system to protect it against security risks.

Pros
  • Security fixes concerns about phishing attacks
  • Improvements related to different programs
  • User feedback
Cons
  • Despite the improvements, errors can still occur