Description of the OneNote 2013 update: February 12, 2013

Applies to: OneNote 2013


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

Issues that this update fixes

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You have a OneNote notebook on a Microsoft SharePoint server.
    • You try to insert two or more files into a page in the notebook at the same time.
    • The total size of the files exceeds 8 MB.
    In this scenario, you receive an "incomplete sync" error, and the files are not inserted into the notebook.
  • Assume that you upload files to a section of a OneNote notebook, and the upload involves multiple round trips. Then, a user changes some text in the same section of the notebook. After you synchronize the notebook, the change is not displayed in the notebook, or only part of the change is displayed.
  • Assume that two users (user A and user B) create a new section in a OneNote notebook at the same time. When user B synchronizes the notebook after user A synchronizes the notebook, user B receives the following error message:
    Hang on while this page syncs... We're waiting for another device to finish uploading your notes
  • The translation of "Type" in the Finnish version of OneNote 2013 is incorrect.

    The word "Type" is located in the Tools group on the DRAW tab.


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
Microsoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

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: