Description of the SharePoint Designer 2013 update: December 11, 2012


This update is no longer available. To fix the issues that are described in this article, install the latest Microsoft Office update from the following Microsoft Docs article:

Latest updates for versions of Office that use Windows Installer (MSI)


Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft SharePoint Designer 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of SharePoint Designer 2013. 

Issue that this update fixes

Assume that you install SharePoint Designer 2013 on a computer that has Microsoft Visio 2010 installed. When you open the workflow gallery or create a SharePoint Server 2013 workflow, you receive the following error message repeatedly:

Microsoft SharePoint Designer can't start Microsoft Visio. An error occurred and this feature is no longer functioning properly. Would you like to repair this feature now?YesNo

Additionally, when you select either Yesor No, the repair process starts.

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