How to determine whether you have SP1 installed
In order to determine whether SP1 is already installed, you can look for the program version in the list of installed programs in the Programs and Features
Control Panel item. If SP1 is installed, the version will be 15.0.4569.1506 or higher. Additionally, if you have installed the SP1 update for a Windows Installer (MSI) product, SP1 will be listed in Installed Updates
in that same Control Panel item.
There are no prerequisites for installing this update.
You have to restart the computer after you apply this update.
How to obtain and install the service pack
Note: If you have the Click-to-Run
version of Office installed, you will be prompted to update automatically to the SP1 version. There is no need to install an update using one of the methods below, which only apply to a Windows Installer-based (MSI) installation.Note
Before you install these service packs, you should make sure that you have sufficient disk space. For caching, the packages may require up to four times their file size in remaining disk space during installation.
Method 1: Microsoft Update (recommended)
To download the service pack from Microsoft Update, go to the following Microsoft website:
You can opt in a computer to the Microsoft Update service, and then register that service with the Automatic updates to receive the SP1 update. Microsoft Update will detect which products that you have installed, and then apply all updates to the products.Note
On Microsoft Update, this service pack is included in KB 2850036
Method 2: Download the SP1 package from Microsoft Download Center
The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:Note
If you have a 32-bit version of Office 2013 installed on a 64-bit version of Windows, you should install the Office 2013 SP1 32-bit package.
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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For more information about a complete list of all released SP1 desktop packages, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
List of all Service Pack 1 (SP1) packages for Microsoft Office 2013 and related desktop products
Overview of Office 2013 SP1 improvements
The following are the key areas of improvement that are offered by this SP1:
- Improves compatibility with Windows 8.1.
- Improves compatibility with Internet Explorer 11.
- Improves compatibility with modern hardware, such as high-DPI devices and the precision touchpad.
- Provides new apps for Office capabilities and APIs for third-party developers.
Outlook 2013 SP1
- Provides support for task pane apps in Outlook 2013 to enable third-party developers to extend the compose experience for email messages and calendar items.
PowerPoint 2013 SP1
- Provides ability to insert and use content apps in PowerPoint 2013 slides.
Lync 2013 SP1
Issues that this service pack fixes
This service pack fixes the Lync 2013 issues that are described in the following Microsoft Knowledge Base (KB) articles:
Can't hear the first few words that a callee speaks when they answer a call in Lync 2013
The "Program Events" sound setting is reset to the default value after you restart Lync 2013
Can't rotate the screen orientation of a video window in a Lync 2013 video conference on a Windows 8.1-based device
A pie chart clock icon appears in the "Conversations" tab as a meeting icon in Lync 2013
Downloadable list of issues that the service pack fixes
The following workbook is available for download. This workbook lists the issues that are fixed by this service pack.Note
This workbook is available only in English.
Known issues and behavior changes
You may experience the following known issue and behavior changes about this service pack:
If the Service Pack 1 update is uninstalled on a computer that is running Windows 8 or 8.1, an Office application tile on the start screen is blank without an application name or icon if the application is pinned to the start screen. To work around this issue, you can repair the Office installation in the Programs and Features control panel.
Known crashing versions of COM add-ins are blocked from starting Office 2013 applications
Microsoft has identified several COM add-ins for Microsoft Office applications that are reported to crash in large volume. In this SP1, the high-crashing versions of these add-ins that are blocked from starting are listed as follows.
If you want to re-enable these add-ins, follow these steps:
- Open the Options dialog from the File tab.
- Select the Add-Ins tab.
- Select COM add-ins in the Manage dropdown and then click Go.
- Check the check box next to the add-in(s) that you want to enable in the COM Add-Ins menu.
- Click OK.
|ProgID||Module name||Module version range||CPU type|
|btmoffice.Connect||BTMOfficeA.dll||22.214.171.124 – 126.96.36.199||X64|
|btmoffice.Connect||BTMOfficeA.dll||188.8.131.525 – 184.108.40.2068||X64|
|btmoffice.Connect||BTMOffice.dll||220.127.116.11 – 18.104.22.168||X64|
|EvernoteOL.Connect||EvernoteOL.dll||22.214.171.12470 – 126.96.36.19927||X86|
|FRIntegration.dll||188.8.131.522 – 184.108.40.2067||X86|
|FRIntegration.dll||10.0.101.47 – 10.0.102.185||X86|
|FRIntegration.dll||220.127.116.117 – 18.104.22.168||X86|
To download the latest working versions of the add-ins that are listed here, go to the following websites:
The Power View and PowerPivot add-ins are not included in the stand-alone version of Excel 2013. To install these add-ins, in the following Excel 2013 update:
Description of the Excel 2013 update: August 13, 2013
Persistent Chat file transfer fails between an external user and an internal user in Lync 2013
Memory leak occurs during a video call or when you rest the mouse pointer on a video icon in Lync 2013
For more information about this service pack that includes a list of files affected, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2817457Third-party information disclaimer
Technical details about Service Pack 1 (SP1) for Microsoft Office 2013 and related desktop products
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