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OFF2000: Invalid Page Fault with Office Assistant Character That Has Fewer Than 256 Colors

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This article was previously published under Q220683

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When you choose an Office Assistant in the Office Assistant Gallery, the following error message may appear:
This program has performed an illegal operation and will be shut down. If the problem persists, contact the program vendor.

If you click Details, an error message similar to the following appears:
<application> caused an invalid page fault in module Kernel32.dll at 015f:bff7a379

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This problem occurs when you attempt to use a third-party Office Assistant character that contains fewer than 256 colors.

NOTE: All of the Office Assistant characters that are installed by Office 2000 use 256 colors.

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To work around this problem, ensure that you are using an Office Assistant with at least 256 colors.

The following is the list of Office Assistant characters and the files associated with them. If you are experiencing the problem described above, remove any .acs files you may have on your computer that are not in the list.
Character           Filename

Clippit            Clippit.acs
The Dot            Dot.acs
F1                 F1.acs
The Genius         Genius.acs
Office Logo        Logo.acs
Mother Nature      Mnature.acs
Links              Offcat.acs
Rocky              Rocky.acs


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Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in Microsoft Office 2000.

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Keywords: KB220683, kbpending, kbbug

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Article Info
Article ID : 220683
Revision : 3
Created on : 11/24/2003
Published on : 11/24/2003
Exists online : False
Views : 412