This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2013 hotfix package that is dated April 8, 2014.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
When you try to open a workbook in Excel 2013 from a SharePoint Server 2013 document library in which the Unicode path length is 255 characters or less, but RFC 3986 encoded path length is over 255 characters, an error indicates that the file cannot be opened.
Assume that you create a workbook that contains hidden and almost hidden rows or columns that are next to one another in Excel 2013. When you print preview the workbook or save the workbook as a PDF or XPS document, Excel 2013 crashes.
Assume that you change an Excel 2013 workbook by using OpenXML SDK. When you save and then open the workbook again by using Excel Services or Excel Online, you receive the following error message:
Excel found unreadable content in 'filename'. Do you want to recover the contents of this workbook? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes.
If you click Yes, you receive the following error message:
The workbook cannot be opened or repaired by Microsoft Excel because it is corrupt.
When you print or print preview a workbook that contains a pivot table with slicer in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 crashes.
Assume that an Excel 2013 workbook object is embedded in another container. If the workbook contains one or more ActiveX controls in run mode and you activate or deactivate the Excel object, Excel 2013 crashes.
You experience issues with data models in pivot tables and the functionality of PowerPivot.
When you define some dialog boxes in an add-in (XLL) for Excel, they are displayed incorrectly.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
To install this hotfix package, you must have Excel 2013 installed.
You do not have to restart the computer after you install this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issue that listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.