January 12, 2016, update for Project 2013 (KB3114510)

Gäller för: Project Standard 2013Project Professional 2013

This article describes update KB3114510 for Microsoft Project 2013, which was released on January 12, 2016. 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 save a password protected file by using the Save As function in Project 2013, the file may become corrupted and then can't be opened.
  • When you try to save a project to the Project 2007 format in Project 2013, Project 2013 crashes. This issue occurs if the project has a table defined, and the Lock first column option is enabled in the table and the locked column has a title associated with it.
  • When you use Project 2013 with certain Windows region date and time formats (for example, Spanish (Mexico)), baseline bars aren't displayed in the Gantt chart.
  • When you scroll horizontally across the timescale in a Gantt type view, the nonworking time shading might not be displayed correctly. This issue occurs if you have chosen to display the shading in front of the bars.
  • When you try to import an XML file in Project 2013, nothing is imported and no error message is displayed. This issue occurs if the namespace tag is different from the following default one:
    <Project xmlns="http://schemas.microsoft.com/project">
    This issue occurs after you install September 8, 2015, update for Project 2013 (KB3085510).
  • When you import data from an Excel workbook in Project 2013, text data that is mapped into text type fields is truncated to 128 characters. For example, a task name is truncated.

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.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 .

Update information

Restart information

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


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 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 Project 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 Project Click to Run The screenshot for Project MSI


Learn about the 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.