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Update 2878315 for PowerPoint 2013: May 13, 2014

This article describes update 2878315 for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 and Office Home and Student 2013 RT that was released on May 13, 2014. The download links for this update are also included in this article. 

This update provides the latest fixes for PowerPoint 2013. It includes stability and performance improvements. 

Download and install the update

You can use Windows Update to download and install the update (recommended).

Note The update for Office Home and Student 2013 RT is available only from Microsoft Update.

The update can be downloaded for other versions of Office from the Microsoft Download Center:Note This update applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. This update does not apply to Office 2013 Click-to-Run edition such as Microsoft Office 365 Home Premium.

How to determine the edition of Office 2013

  1. Start an Office 2013 application such as Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run edition, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based Office 2013 edition, the Update Options item is not displayed.
    Office 2013 Click-to-Run editionMSI-based Office 2013 edition
    Office 2013 click to run editionMsi based edition of Office 2013
How to determine whether you are running 32-bit or 64-bit version of Office 2013

  1. Start an Office 2013 application such as Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. Click About PowerPoint, and then you can find the version information as shown in the following screen shot.

    The screen shot for step 3
For more information about how to download Microsoft support files, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
119591 How to obtain Microsoft support files from online services
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Restart information

You do not have to restart the computer after you install this update.

Issues that this update fixes

  • Assume that you open a presentation, zoom the view to a large zoom factor (for example 400%) and then scroll away from the center of the slide and select a shape. When you run the Selection.Unselect method, PowerPoint may scroll to the center of the slide.
  • After you install this update, the Shape.Type method returns msoContentApp for a content app.
  • When you open many slides that contain images in PowerPoint 2013, PowerPoint may display red X placeholders instead of the images. Additionally, you may experience data loss when you save the presentation.
  • Assume that you co-author a presentation with other users at the same time. When you both make some changes to the same image, and then you save the presentation, you may find a duplicate image, or the presentation may be corrupted and the save operation fails. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
    Microsoft Office cannot open this file because some parts are missing or invalid.

  • Assume that you open a PowerPoint presentation that is synced by OneDrive for Business, or by another cloud storage client. When you save the presentation, one of the following problems may occur:
    • The presentation becomes read-only and the save operation fails.
    • Images are lost.
  • Insertion and playback of YouTube videos does not work in PowerPoint 2013 RT.
More Information

How to determine whether the update is installed

This update contains the files that are listed in the following tables.


Powerpoint-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime,0728-Apr-201406:17
Powerpnt.exe.manifestNot Applicable3,5508-Apr-201406:18


Powerpoint-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime,0728-Apr-201406:18
Powerpnt.exe.manifestNot Applicable3,5508-Apr-201406:18

How to uninstall this update

Windows 8
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
  2. Type windows update, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click View installed updates in the search results.
  3. In the List of updates, locate and then tap or click update 2878315, and then tap or click Uninstall.
Windows 7
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Click View installed updates.
  4. In the List of updates, locate and then click update 2878315, and then click Uninstall.

The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all Versions of Office. For more information about the Office System TechCenter, go to the following Microsoft website:

Article ID: 2878315 - Last Review: 05/13/2014 18:13:00 - Revision: 1.0

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