April 14, 2015 update for Excel 2013 (KB2965275)

Applies to: Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1Excel 2013Office Home and Student 2013 RT

This article describes update KB2965275 for Microsoft Excel 2013 that was released on April 14, 2015. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains Excel 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

  • Improves some user interface elements translations for Skype for Business in multiple languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Improves dialog layout and translates some terms to Germany in OneDrive for Business to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • When you change items in a form control on an Excel 2013 worksheet, Excel may crash. This issue occurs if the data source of the form control is located on a different worksheet and the zoom level of the two worksheets are set differently, both are not 100%.
    • When you open an Information Rights Management (IRM) protected workbook that contains a chart in Excel 2013, chart text referencing cells in the same workbook may not be displayed correctly.
    • When you edit a signed workbook that has a signature line in Excel 2013, you cannot sign the workbook again and the old signature is still displayed.
    • When you select more than one item in a filter for a PivotTable that has the Include filtered items in totals option enabled in Excel 2013, the grand total does not include the filtered items.
    • Excel 2013 may crash when you perform the following operations:
      • Apply a filter to a list.
      • Load files that are generated by a third-party tool.
      • Delete an external link that is embedded in a worksheet.
      • Access the general options in the Save As dialog box.
      • Resize Excel 2013 window for on-screen keyboard operations.
      • Receive a windows activate message when you exit Excel 2013.
      • Print preview a worksheet that has the Data Bars, Color Scales, or Icon Sets format set.
    • When you copy and paste some worksheet cells that have some fill effect settings from an Excel 2013 workbook to a word document, conditional formatting is missing for some cells if all pasted cells are linked to the original worksheet.
    • Assume that you have a workbook that contains a 3D-Surface chart in the .xls format in Excel 2003. You hide the chart and the data of the chart, and then save the workbook. When you open the workbook in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 may crash.
    • When you use the scrolling wheel to scroll content in a worksheet that contains a PivotTable in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 may freeze. This issue occurs after you print preview the worksheet.
    • When you copy and paste all cells from a worksheet to another worksheet in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 may crash.

Update information

Restart information

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


To apply this update, you must have 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 Excel 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 Excel Click To Run The screenshot for Excel MSI


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