Microsoft KB Archive/249091

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Article ID: 249091

Article Last Modified on 11/4/2002


  • Microsoft Publisher 2000 Standard Edition

This article was previously published under Q249091


When you start Microsoft Publisher 2000, you may receive the following error message:

Publisher can't check the spelling in this document.

Publisher cannot install the necessary files due to Windows installer error 6.

The handle is invalid.


This behavior can occur if you are using Publisher 2000 on a Microsoft Windows 2000 Server-based computer and you do not belong to a group that has Full Control permissions for the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE registry key.


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.


Certain features in Publisher 2000 require that you have permissions to modify the registry the first time you use the feature. Features that require you to modify the registry include the proofing tools, publication wizards, and color schemes.

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