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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Office 2013 hotfix package that is dated April 8, 2014.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that you run an add-in that displays a custom task pane in an Office 2013 application. When you switch between document windows, it takes longer than expected.

  • When you close a file that has the Read-Only Recommended check box selected in Word 2013, the file id is deleted. Additionally, when the SharePoint library is synchronized by OneDrive, the file is also deleted from the local OneDrive folder.

  • Assume that you open a Word 2013 document that is created from a template that contains linked objects, such as linked Excel charts. When you click No in the Do you want to update this document with the data from the linked files dialog box, the linked objects in the document are still updated unexpectedly.

  • When you paste some plain text into a paragraph that is formatted by a custom style that derives properties from another custom style, the formatting of the text surrounding the pasted text is changed incorrectly.

  • When you print a document that contains some Arabic text in Word 2013, the actual printed document differs from the print layout.

  • When some content controls which cover table cells that span multiple columns, you are unable to reply to or forward an email message that contains the content controls.

  • When you use the orange text to highlight the differences between an old and a new version of an item in Outlook 2013, the orange text is difficult to read against a white background.

  • When you try to register an account in a Blogger blog in Word 2013, you receive the following error message:

    Word cannot register your account.

More Information

Hotfix information

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: 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 Office 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

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

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

Registry information

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.

If it takes a longer time than expected when you switch between document windows, follow these steps to disable transition animations of custom task pane window:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.

  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:


  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.

  4. Type DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes, and then press Enter.

  5. In the Details pane, right-click DisableWindowTransitionsOnAddinTaskPanes, and then click Modify.

  6. In the Value data box, type 1, and then click OK.

  7. Exit Registry Editor.

File information

This hotfix package may not contain all the files that you must have to fully update a product to the latest build. This hotfix package contains only the files that you must have to resolve the issue that 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.

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