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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Word 2013 hotfix package that is dated November 11, 2014. Click the "Hotfix Download Available" button to get the hotfix.

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that you install a custom add-in for Word that enumerates shapes by using VBA code. When you use the add-in, Word may crash.

  • Assume that you have a document that is assembled at XML level by using an altChunk reference to another document that is contained in the document's Open XML package, and the document imported by using the altChunk reference contains a data-bound content control. When you open the document in Word 2013, the value in the content control may be incorrect.

  • Assume that you have two Word 2013 documents that both contain tables. The tables in the two documents are identical. However, when you compare the two documents, Word shows formatting difference in each table in the Revision Pane.

  • Assume that you open a Word 2013 document that contains vertical text in a Windows 7-based computer, and the vertical text has the font set to Yu Font. However, your Windows 7 system does not have Yu font installed. In this situation, the document is displayed in a different font, and the parentheses and the kana prolonged sound marks are displayed incorrectly.

  • Assume that you create a Microsoft Visual Studio Tools for the Microsoft Office System (VSTO) add-in to intercept the WindowSelectionChange event in a Word 2013 document that contains a table. When you try to merge some cells in the table, the table may be corrupted.

  • Assume that you enable certain Group Policy settings for Office 2013 programs. In this situation, if you try to open a Word document in Protected View mode, Word 2013 may stop responding.

  • Consider the following scenario:

    • You create a Word 2013 document and you open Japanese Input Method (IME).

    • You make some changes to the content of the document, and then you save it by clicking the Save button.

    • You continue to make some changes to the document.

    • You save and close the document.

    In this scenario, when you open the Word document again, the changes that you made after you first saved the document are missing.

How to get the hotfix

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems 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.

Hotfix information

Registry Information

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.


To install this hotfix package, you must have Word 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are 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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