February 7, 2017, update for Project 2013 (KB3141499)

Applies to: Project Professional 2013Project Standard 2013

This article describes update KB3141499 for Microsoft Project 2013, which was released on February 7, 2017. 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

This update fixes the following issues:
  • When you print a project view such as the Gantt chartone one by one page in Project 2013, you may find that the row heights are taller than expected, that column widths are narrower than expected, and that font sizes are smaller than expected.
  • When you open a project that has a milestone task, an actual start date may be added unexpectedly even though it did not have a date the last time it was saved.
  • A task's % Complete value is also updated unexpectedly after you update the % Work Complete value.
  • When you open a project and save it, the project ownership may unexpectedly change to you.
  • The Cost Performance Index (CPI) value on a summary task may incorrectly display a value that's similar to -99999999999999.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You are a user who edits projects in Project Professional or Project Web app.
    • You have been denied the Save Protected Baseline permission.
    • You open a project from Project Server.
    • You copy and paste a task to another location in the project.
    In this situation, the protected baseline (baseline 0 – baseline 5) data is pasted. Because you don't have permissions to create baseline data, the paste process should not replicate this detail from the copied task and its assignments.

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


To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Project 2013 Service Pack 1 installed.

Restart information

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

More information

To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:
  1. Start an Office 2013 application, such as Microsoft Word 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 Word Click To Run The screenshot for Word MSI

How to uninstall this update

Windows 10
  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and then select update KB3141499, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and then select update KB3141499, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 7
  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and then select update KB3141499, and then select Uninstall.


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File information

The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table.