Office 95 Year 2000 Update Fact Sheet

Download Update o95y2k.exe (5568kB, 11.5.1999) Office 95 German only
Update for Word 7.0 , excel 7.0, Powerpoint 7.0, Access 7.0

Close all Office-Applications incl. Shortcut-Bar before installing the update. No reboot is reqired.

More Information: Q217027

What You Need to Install the Office 95 Year 2000 Update

To install the Office 95 Year 2000 Update, you must already have either the Professional Edition or the Standard Edition of Office 95 installed on your computer. You can also install the Office 95 Year 2000 Update if you have any of the individual programs included in Office 95 (Excel 95, Word 95, Access 95, PowerPoint® 95, or Schedule+ 7.0), or Microsoft Project 95, installed on your computer.

How this Update Changes Specific Office 95 Programs

Listed below are the changes to the Office 95 programs contained within this update.

Microsoft Word 95 The update changes the way that Word 95 works with dates. One date method that is changed is the way Word assumes which century you mean when you enter a two-digit year in a date. Once you install the update, years entered as 00-29 are assumed to be in the range 2000 through 2029. Years entered as 30-99 are assumed to be in the range 1930 through 1999.

Additional changes to Word 95 include the retention and display of custom property information when a new document is created using a user-created template. Also, documents saved with the "Read-only recommended" feature in Word 95 can be opened when the TEMP environment variable points to a hard disk drive that contains more than 2 gigabytes (GB) of free space.

Microsoft Excel 95 Microsoft Query 2.0 (Msqry32.exe) now uses a different rule for two-digit years. Years entered as 00-29 are assumed to be in the range 2000 through 2029. Years entered as 30-99 are assumed to be in the range 1930 through 1999.

Microsoft Query 2.0 no longer crashes when it encounters the SQL_GUID data type. In addition, the stack size for Query 2.0 has been increased.

Microsoft Access 95 If you use the Access Developer's Toolkit for Windows® 95 to redistribute updated Access run-time files, you will need to install the update and recreate the setup using the Setup Wizard. Any updates that are applied to Access or its components will be automatically rolled into the setup when it is created.

In order for Access 95 to properly interpret dates with 2-digit years in the 1930-2029 window, you must have OLEAUT32.DLL version 2.20.00.4054 or later.

In addition, the Microsoft Jet file, Msjt3032.dll, was updated to address an issue that could cause Access 95 to crash when using a wizard.

Microsoft PowerPoint 95 In Microsoft PowerPoint® 95, the year 2000 issues involve saving presentations to earlier formats. Dates greater than or equal to 2038, which are set to update automatically, will now be saved correctly to PowerPoint 4.0 format. In addition, presentations that contain dates formatted to display two-digit years and are saved as PowerPoint 4.0 presentations now display the dates correctly.

Microsoft Schedule+ 95 This update changes the way that Schedule+ handles two-digit year entries when the Short Date Style in the Windows Regional Settings Control Panel is set to use a 4-digit year. Originally, this regional setting caused Schedule+ to treat all two-digit year entries as 1900 dates. Once you install the update, years entered as 00-79 will be treated as 2000 through 2079 and years entered as 80-99 will be treated as 1980 through 1999.

In addition, Schedule+ 95 was updated to address an issue that could cause Schedule+ 95 to crash if the Microsoft Mail service is used in a mail profile.