August 12, 2014 update for Word 2013 (KB2883058)

Applies to: Word 2013Office Home and Student 2013 RT

This article describes update KB2883058 for Microsoft Word 2013 that was released on August 12, 2014. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains Word 2013.

This update includes stability and performance improvements. Please note that this update does not apply to Office 365 editions such as Office 365 Home.

Issues that the update resolves


  • Assume that you enableand disable the ShowFieldCodes property in Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) in Word 2013. When you create a new word document, by default, the new document is zoomed to 10%.
  • After you convert a Word 97-2003 document (*.doc) file to the latest file format in Word 2013, Word may add a page break to a floating table that aligns to the bottom of the page. Therefore the last row of the table may appear on the next page.
  • When you open a document that contains a table as the first element in Word 2013, the indent markers on the ruler are invisible.

How to download and install the update


Windows Update

Use Windows Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center. The updates in the Download Center cannot be installed on Office Home and Student 2013 RT.
If you are not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you are running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office?.

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

Restart information

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

More Information


This update applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Word 2013. It does not apply to the Word 2013 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home.

How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based:
  1. Start Word 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 installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Word Click To Run The screenshot for Word MSI


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