March 8, 2016, update for Excel 2013 (KB3114834)

This article describes update KB3114834 for Microsoft Excel 2013, which was released on March 8, 2016. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft 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 edit cells on which phonetic guides are enabled in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 may crash or cause the file to be corrupted.
  • When you scroll a workbook that has hidden rows in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 may crash. This issue occurs when a narrator is running or when Windows 10 devices are touch enabled.
  • When you run the Find and Replace operation in a workbook in Excel 2013 with listeners registered for certain VBA events, Excel 2013 may crash.
  • It takes a long time to remove a filter on a large column in Windows 10 that has certain accessibility tools. This update fixes performance issues associated with filtered columns.
  • Microsoft Office 2013 apps, such as Microsoft Word and Microsoft Outlook, slow down or freeze. This issue occurs after you install February 9, 2016, update for Office 2013 (KB3114717).

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. 

Article ID: 3114834 - Last Review: Jan 22, 2017 - Revision: 2

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