Microsoft KB Archive/247144
Article ID: 247144
Article Last Modified on 1/25/2007
- Microsoft Word 2000 Standard Edition
- Microsoft Word 97 Standard Edition
This article was previously published under Q247144
When you open documents that were created in a non-English (U.S.) version of Word 97, the following error message may appear when you update some fields:
This problem occurs because the list separator in the non-English (U.S.) version is a semicolon and the semicolon (;) is replaced with a comma (,) when the document is opened in Word 2000. This can cause a problem in fields. For example, if you use the following equation in a table
= sum(A1; A2)
Word converts it to the following:
= sum(A1, A2)
When the field is updated, the error message in the "Symptoms" section of this article appears.
To resolve this problem, obtain Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a).
To obtain SR-1/SR-1a, click the article number below to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
245025 OFF2000: How to Obtain and Install Microsoft Office 2000 Service Release 1/1a (SR-1/SR-1a)
Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed at the beginning of this article. This problem was corrected in Microsoft Office 2000 SR-1/SR-1a.
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