February 16, 2015 update for PowerPoint 2013 (KB2956149)

Applies to: PowerPoint 2013

This update replaces update KB2920732 , which is no longer available. If you have already installed update KB2920732 , install this update to obtain the new version of this update.
This article describes update KB2956149 for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 that was released on February 16, 2015. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains PowerPoint 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 issue in Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT in which you cannot start PowerPoint 2013 and you receive the following error message after you install update KB2920732:
C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office15\1033\PPINTL.DLL is either not designed to run on Windows or it contains an error. Try installing the program again using the original installation media or contact your system administrator or the software vendor for support. Error status 0xc0000428.
This issue occurs on Surface RT, Surface 2, and other devices that are running Microsoft Windows RT and that have Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT installed.
  • Improves the stability of PowerPoint 2013 when you play animations in a PowerPoint presentation.
  • Improves reliability when you perform copy or paste operations by using VBA code in PowerPoint 2013.
  • Improves localization of the copyright information for the screen recorder to make sure that the meanings are accurate in multiple language versions.
  • Improves the usability of PowerPoint 2013 so that you will be able to record your inking actions when you record a slide show. Also, you will be able to insert a video recorded from the screen into the PowerPoint presentation. (This improvement is not available in Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT)

    Note To enable this improvement, you must also have update KB2889846 for Office 2013 and update KB2920798 for Office 2013 installed.

  • Fixes the following issues:
    • Assume that you add the Align Selected Objects command and the Align to Slide command to the quick access toolbar in PowerPoint 2013. When you select two or more objects, the align status on the quick access toolbar may differ from the current settings.
    • Assume that you open a PowerPoint presentation that contains one or more <emma:one-of> elements in PowerPoint Web App. When you save the presentation, the <emma:one-of> elements are lost.
    • Consider the following scenario:
      • You create a new presentation in PowerPoint 2013.
      • You insert a video that contains the link to the video, for example, by clicking Insert -> Video -> Video on My PC, selecting a video, clicking the drop-down arrow on the right side of the Insert button, and then clicking Link to File.
      • You break the link of the video, for example, by clicking File -> Info -> View Links -> Break Link, and then clicking Close.
      • You go back to the presentation and undo the break link operation.
      In this scenario, you may experience the following issues:
      • You cannot change the source of the video, for example, by clicking File -> Info -> View Links -> Change Source, selecting a new video, and then clicking Open.
      • The View Links link is still enabled even after you break the link again, for example, by clicking File -> Info -> View Links -> Break Link, and then clicking Close. Additionally, the second break link operation does not appear in the undo history.

    • You cannot undo or redo the operations in the Outline view of a PowerPoint 2013 presentation.
    • When you edit a text box in a PowerPoint 2013 presentation and the default tab stops on the ruler are set to 0" apart, PowerPoint may crash.
    • When you insert a photo taken on a smartphone, tablet, or digital camera into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2013, although the photo will appear in the correct orientation in the insert dialog on Windows 8 or 8.1, the photo may appear in the wrong orientation in the document.

      Note To resolve this issue, you must also have update KB2956085 for Word 2013, update KB2920753 for Excel 2013, and update KB2889846 for Office 2013 installed.

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 which platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you are running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office?. Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files .

Update information

Restart information

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


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

More Information

How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based:
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft PowerPoint 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 PowerPoint click to run The screenshot for PowerPoint MSI

More Information


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.