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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Word 2013 hotfix package that is dated April 8, 2014.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • You experience layout issues in Word 2013.

  • Assume that you create a VBA event that is set to start when you enter a content control in a Word 2013 document. Then, you backspace into a content control. When you enter a content control, the VBA event is not triggered.

  • After you select the Use printer metrics to lay out document check box on the Advanced tab in the Word Options dialog box in Word 2013, table autofit may be incorrect in some documents.

  • When you hook into SyncObject events for an IMAP account in Outlook 2013, background synchronization stops working as expected.

  • When you close a window, sometimes Word 2013 crashes.

  • When you collapse My Calendars in Outlook 2013, Outlook 2013 crashes and you have to restart Outlook 2013.

  • When you have a frame such as a floating table with text-wrapping that breaks across multiple pages and there is text next to the frame in a Word 2013 document, the footnote text may not appear if there are footnotes in the text.

More Information

Hotfix information

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: 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 Word 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

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.

File information

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.

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