This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2010 hotfix package that is dated April 8, 2014.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
When you open a Digital Rights Management (DRM)-protected workbook that contains a picture in Protected View, Excel may stop responding.
Worksheets can have duplicated code names unexpectedly when ActiveX controls are inserted into a macro-free workbook.
Consider the following scenario:
You have a workbook that contains three or more tables in different sheets.
One of the sheets contains two or more tables, and one of the tables contains a calculated column formula or a total formula that has a structure reference to the other table in the same sheet.
You hide the totals row, or you overwrite one or more formulas by manually entering any value into the cells.
You create a copy of the sheet to a new workbook by using the Move or Copy feature (you select (new book) from the To book: list in the Move or Copy dialog box, you select the Create a copy check box, and then you click OK).
In this scenario, when you try to save the new workbook or when you click the cells that you have overwritten, and then you click Restore to Calculated Column Formula, Excel may crash.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.
If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix Download Available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.
Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix Download Available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.
To install this hotfix package, you must have either Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) or Service Pack 2 (SP2) installed.
For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
List of all Office 2010 SP1 packages
List of all Office 2010 SP2 packages
You do not have to restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.
Hotfix replacement information
This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.
Important Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Before you modify it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.
After you install the hotfix package, follow these steps to resolve the issue in which worksheets can have duplicated code names when ActiveX controls are inserted into a macro-free workbook.
Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
Locate and then select the following registry subkey: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Excel\Options\
On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
Type CreateVbeProjOnLoad, and then press Enter.
In the Details pane, right-click CreateVbeProjOnLoad, and then click Modify.
In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.
Exit Registry Editor.
This hotfix may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issues that are listed in this article.
The global version of this hotfix package uses a Microsoft Windows Installer package to install the hotfix package. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC) in the following table. When you view the file information, the date 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.