Summary

This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Office 2013 hotfix package that is dated August 13, 2013.

INTRODUCTION

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • When you use a stylus pen in a slide show in PowerPoint 2013, you have to manually enter ink mode before you draw, write, or highlight text on the slide, and you have to manually exit ink mode before you use touch gestures to interact with the slide.

  • When you run the Send as Attachment function in Excel 2013 to send a spreadsheet as an attachment by using Outlook 2013, Excel 2013 crashes.

  • Assume that you enable the Schedule View function for a shared calendar that contains many categorized items in Outlook 2013. When you scroll horizontally to see the appointments in the shared calendar, the appointments take longer than expected to appear.

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:

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.

Prerequisites

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

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 packages, the new stylus pen behavior is automatically enabled. You can follow these steps to restore the previous behavior of manually turning ink mode on or off:

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

  2. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\PowerPoint\Options\

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

  4. Type StylusAutoInk, and then press Enter.

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

  6. In the Value data box, type 0, and then click OK.

  7. Exit Registry Editor.

Note If you change the value of the StylusAutoInk registry entry to 1, the new stylus pen behavior is enabled again.

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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