This article describes the Microsoft Excel 2010 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated February 12, 2013.
Issue that this hotfix package fixes
Assume that you that you open an Excel workbook in read-only mode from a SharePoint 2010 or SharePoint 2013 site. Additionally, assume that the workbook contains connections that update the workbook when the workbook is opened. You change the workbook in Excel 2010 and try to save the changes. In this situation, you receive an error message that states the workbook is read-only and you must save to another location.
Note The expected action is that Excel 2010 displays a yellow message bar with a Server Read-Only message and an Edit Workbook button when you open a read-only workbook.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem 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.
You must have Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office 2010 Service Pack 1 (SP1) installed to apply this hotfix package. For more information, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
2510690 List of all Office 2010 SP1 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.
To use the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.
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 issue that is listed in this article.
The English 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.