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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)

This article describes update KB2956145 for Microsoft Excel 2013 that was released on March 10, 2015. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains Excel 2013. This update has a prerequisite.


Please be aware that the update in Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It does not apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?).

Improvements and Fixes

Fixes the following issues:

  • Assume that you apply conditional formatting to many noncontiguous ranges in an Excel workbook. When you change the value of the cells within the given ranges, you may experience slow performance in Excel 2013.

  • The second vertical scrollbar may work incorrectly in an embedded Excel worksheet that contains split or frozen panes.

  • The VBA project of the Exptoows.xla file does not contain a valid digital signature.

  • Assume that you open an Excel workbook in Page Layout view in Excel 2013. When you click a cell that uses Data Validation, the drop-down arrow may not appear.

  • Assume that you install a VSTO application-level add-in for Excel that contains a BeforeSave or BeforeClose event handler. Then, you open many Excel workbooks. After you right-click the Excel taskbar button, click Close all Windows, and then click Save for each workbook. In this situation, the code within the event handler is not executed successfully except for the last workbook. Similarly, assume that you open many macro-enabled Excel workbooks, and each workbook contains a BeforeSave or BeforeClose event handler. After you right-click the Excel taskbar button, click Close all Windows, and then click Save for each workbook. In this situation, you may receive a run-time error message for each workbook except for the last one. Additionally, the code within the event handler is not executed successfully except for the last workbook.

    Note The Close all Windows option is available when the Excel taskbar buttons are combined (grouped).

  • Updates Excel 2013 to work correctly with design changes that were made to the Microsoft Forms ActiveX Control (FM20.dll) shared component library. For more information, see the following Microsoft Knowledge Base article:

    3025036 "Cannot insert object" error in an ActiveX custom Office solution after you install the MS14-082 security update

Update information

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.


Prerequisites

To install this hotfix package, you must have Microsoft Office 2013 or Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

More Information

Known issues with this update

  • After you install this security update, Excel may stop responding (hang) when you copy and paste content between worksheets. To resolve this issue, install the following update on all affected computers.

    2965275 April 14, 2015, update for Excel 2013
    Office 2013 (Click-to-Run installations)

    Office 2013 Click-to-Run (C2R) clients should automatically receive updates that include this fix. Verify that you are running version 15.0.4711.1002 or a later version to make sure that the fix will be installed. If you are not running version 15.0.4711.1002 or a later version, you can force an online manual repair of Office 2013 to make sure that you obtain the most recent updates.


How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based:

  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft Excel 2013.

  2. On the File menu, click Account.

  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item is not displayed.

Office 2013 Click-to-Run installation

MSI-based Office 2013

The screenshot for Excel Click To Run

The screenshot for Excel MSI

This update contains the files that are listed in the following tables.

32-bit

Excel-x-none.msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Excel.exe

15.0.4701.1001

25,720,480

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Excelcnv.exe

15.0.4701.1001

21,938,328

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Excelcnvpxy.dll

15.0.4454.1000

46,144

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Exptoows.xla

Not Applicable

100,864

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Solver.xlam

Not Applicable

408,981

18-Feb-2015

07:11

Solver32.dll

15.0.4454.1000

173,112

17-Feb-2015

07:29

Xlcall32.dll

15.0.4454.1000

10,328

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xlicons.exe

15.0.4553.1000

3,685,544

17-Feb-2015

07:29

Xlintl32.dll

15.0.4673.1000

4,421,304

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xlintl32.rest.idx_dll

15.0.4661.1000

407,240

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xllex.dll

15.0.4569.1000

37,568

17-Feb-2015

07:30


64-bit

Excel-x-none.msp file information

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Excel.exe

15.0.4701.1001

33,018,008

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Excelcnv.exe

15.0.4701.1001

29,485,208

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Excelcnvpxy.dll

15.0.4454.1000

48,704

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Exptoows.xla

Not Applicable

114,688

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Solver.xlam

Not Applicable

426,707

18-Feb-2015

07:22

Solver32.dll

15.0.4454.1000

216,136

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xlcall32.dll

15.0.4454.1000

10,856

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xlicons.exe

15.0.4553.1000

3,685,544

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xlintl32.dll

15.0.4673.1000

4,483,776

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xlintl32.rest.idx_dll

15.0.4661.1000

407,232

17-Feb-2015

07:30

Xllex.dll

15.0.4569.1000

37,568

17-Feb-2015

07:30


Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.

  2. Type windows update, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click View installed updates in the search results.

  3. In the list of updates, locate and then tap or click update KB2956145, and then tap or click Uninstall.

Windows 7

  1. Click Start, and then click Run.

  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.

  3. Click View installed updates.

  4. In the list of updates, locate and then click update KB2956145, and then click Uninstall.


References

See the information about the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

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