Update for Office 2003 Proofing Tools: French Grammar Checker (KB873381)

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This update significantly improves the process for both finding and correcting grammatical errors in French-language documents that are created by using Microsoft Word 2003. This update enhances the French grammar checker, which is included in the Office 2003 Proofing Tools.
  • Note:There are multiple files available for this download.Once you click on the "Download" button, you will be prompted to select the files you need.


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    1.8 MB

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    KB Articles: KB873381

  • System Requirements
    Supported Operating System

    Windows 2000 Service Pack 3, Windows Server 2003, Windows XP

      • This update applies to the following products:
        • Microsoft® Office 2003 Proofing Tools

      • To install the update, you must have the following:

    • Note: Administrators should refer to the Administrator resources section.

      Installation instructions
      If you have any of the applicable products, do one of the following:

      • Use Office Update on the Office Online Web site (recommended). Office Update automatically detects Office and prompts you to install updates and service packs that bring Office programs up-to-date.

      • Install only Update for Office 2003 Proofing Tools: French Grammar Checker (KB873381). To do this, follow these steps:
        1. Download one of the two .exe files by using the links at the bottom of the page, and then save the file to your hard disk drive.
          • office2003ptk-kb873381-client-enu.exe: You should download this file if you have access to your original product CD-ROM. You might need to provide the installation source during patch installation if you have previously updated your product.
          • office2003ptk-kb873381-fullfile-enu.exe: Download this file if you do not have access to your original product CD-ROM or if you have experienced problems installing the office2003ptk-kb873381-client-enu.exe.
        2. It is recommended that you quit any programs you are running.

        3. In Windows Explorer, double-click the .exe file that you saved to your hard disk drive, and follow the instructions on the screen.

      Administrator resources
      Administrators working in managed environments can find complete resources for deploying Office updates in an organization on the Office Admin Update Center. On the home page of that site, look under Update Strategies section for the product version you are updating.

      The downloads for this update are under the Files in this Download section below. You can double-click the executable package to begin installation, or extract the patch files (MSP files) by using a command line. The command line and instructions are included in the Knowledge Base article (197147): Command-Line Switches For IExpress Software Update Packages.

      See the Microsoft Knowledge Base article Description of the Update for Office 2003 French Grammar Checker (KB873381) for further information about this update.