Description of the Excel 2010 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp): August 13, 2013

Applies to: Excel 2010


This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2010 hotfix package that is dated August 13, 2013.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a workbook in Excel 2010.
    • The workbook contains CheckBox form controls that have a defined name that refers to a cell link.
    • You close the workbook, and keep Excel 2010 open.
    In this scenario, Excel 2010 crashes.
  • Assume that you create an Excel 2010 workbook in a Microsoft SharePoint 2010 library that has a workflow for the library. You change something in the workbook, and then you try to save it again. In this situation, you receive the following error message:
    Microsoft Excel cannot access the file 'FileURL'. There are several possible reasons:
    The file name or path does not exist.
    The file is being used by another program. The workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook.
  • Assume that you use a macro to set the border properties of some cells without setting the border color in Excel 2010. You change the border settings by running the macro several times. In this situation, a run-time error occurs. Additionally, you cannot open the Format Cells dialog box for these cells.
  • When you insert an Encapsulated PostScript (EPS) image by using the Insert and Link option, the image is not embedded.

    Note After you apply this hotfix, the EPS image will be converted to a supported format before it is embedded.
  • Right-clicking to export a webpage to Excel does not work in Internet Explorer 9 or a later version.

More Information

Hotfix information

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


To apply this hotfix package, you must have either Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed. For more information, click the following article numbers to view the articles in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2510690 List of all Office 2010 SP1 packages
2687521 List of all Office 2010 SP2 packages

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.

Registry information

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


For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates