Description of the PowerPoint 2013 update: March 12, 2013

Applies to: PowerPoint 2013Office Home and Student 2013 RT


Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of PowerPoint 2013 and Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Issues that this update fixes

  • Assume that you open a presentation that does not contain off-slide content in PowerPoint 2013. Then, you select Fit to Window on the VIEW tab. In this situation, you have to rotate the mouse wheel more times than expected to scroll to the next or previous slide.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You download a presentation in Windows Internet Explorer, and then you click Open.
    • You click Enable Editing in the presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
    • You make some changes and save the presentation. You do not select a location for the save operation.
    In this scenario, the presentation is unexpectedly saved in the Temporary Internet Files folder.

    Note Files in the Temporary Internet Files folder are not displayed in the Most Recently Used list (MRU).


Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

Note This update applies to Office 2013 MSI installations only. This update does not apply to click-to-run installations.

To identify the installation version of Office 2013, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft Word 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. If Office 2013 was installed by using Click-to-Run, an "Update Options" item is displayed. For an MSI installation, the "Update Options" item is not displayed.
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Note The update for Office Home and Student 2013 RT is available only from Windows Update.

Download Download the 32-bit update package now.


Download Download the 64-bit update package now.

For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, go to the following Microsoft website: