December 8, 2015, update for Excel 2013 (KB3114354)

This article describes update KB3114354 for Microsoft Excel 2013, which was released on December 8, 2015. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It doesn't apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes

Fixes the following issues:
  • When you open a workbook that's protected by a write access password in Excel 2013, the last character of the user name that contains DBCS characters may not be displayed correctly.
    BUG #: 3512450 (Office15)
  • It takes a long time to filter large tables in Excel 2013.
    BUG #: 3513043 (Office15)
  • Assume that you create queries in a workbook in Excel 2016. When you open the workbook in Excel 2013 and then refresh the workbook, you receive the following error message:
    We couldn't refresh the connection.
    Note See KB3101561 for more information.
    BUG #: 3513586 (Office15)

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft 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 can't be installed on Office Home and Student 2013 RT.If you're not sure what platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.

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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

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start Microsoft Excel 2013. 
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Excel Click To Run The screenshot for Excel MSI
How to uninstall this update


Learn about the standard terminology that Microsoft uses to describe software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

File Information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel. 

Article ID: 3114354 - Last Review: Dec 8, 2015 - Revision: 1

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1, Microsoft Excel 2013, Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT