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Microsoft has released an update for Microsoft Office 2013. This update provides the latest fixes for the 32-bit and 64-bit editions of Office 2013 and Office Home and Student 2013 RT. Additionally, this update contains stability and performance improvements.

Issues that this update fixes

  • You cannot press Ctrl+Tab to switch conversation tabs in a folder in Lync 2013.

  • When you use speech recognition to control the scroll button on the scroll bar or the increment and decrement buttons on the ribbon in Office 2013 applications, the buttons are continuously pressed, and the speech recognition software freezes.

  • Assume that you set a custom filter for a column header in the Datasheet view of a list on a Microsoft SharePoint Server 2013 site. Then, you switch to the Standard view, and then back to the Datasheet view. When you set a custom filter, the drop-down fields are missing in the custom filter.

  • Assume that you zoom the text in the instant message input area in Lync 2013 to a value greater than or less than 100 percent. When you type some text in the instant message area, the zoom setting is not applied to the typed text.

  • Assume that antivirus software is running on the computer. When you open a document in Protected View in an Office 2013 application, the Office 2013 application stops responding.

  • When you share content in Lync 2013, there is a persistent white bar at the bottom of the screen. For example, this issue can occur when you share a PowerPoint presentation and start a Q&A session.

  • Assume that you set the display language of Windows to a language. When you set the display language to Match Microsoft Windows in the Microsoft Office 2013 Language Preferences dialog box, the display language of Office 2013 is incorrect.

  • When you change the dots per inch (DPI) setting in Windows to a high value such as 125 or 150, some icons in Office 2013 applications are displayed incorrectly.

  • When you set the DPI setting in Windows to a value greater than 150, the ribbon and status bar are displayed incorrectly. 

  • When you change the DPI setting in Windows to a high value such as 200, temporary buttons like AutoCorrect Options and Paste Options are positioned incorrectly and have too much padding.

  • When you set the DPI setting in Windows to 200, some ribbon icons in Office 2013 applications appear blurry.

  • Assume that you set the location to Croatia on the computer. When you start Microsoft Word 2013, Microsoft Excel 2013, or Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 for the first time, the Default File Types dialog box does not appear.

  • When you use a third-party application that uses MAPI, the application may crash.


Update details

This update does not replace any previously released update.

How to obtain and install the update

Note This update applies to versions of Office 2013 that were installed by using Microsoft Windows Installer (MSI). This update does not apply to versions of Office 2013 that were installed by using Click-to-Run.

To identify how Office 2013 was installed, follow these steps:

  1. Start an Office 2013 application such as Microsoft Word 2013.

  2. On the File menu, click Account.

  3. If Office 2013 was installed by using Click-to-Run, an Update Options item is displayed. If Office 2013 was installed by using MSI, the Update Options item is not displayed.

The following files are available for download from the Microsoft Download Center:

Home users

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IT professionals

Microsoft Security Bulletin MS13-104

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 servicesMicrosoft scanned this file for viruses. Microsoft used the most current virus-detection software that was available on the date that the file was posted. The file is stored on security-enhanced servers that help prevent any unauthorized changes to the file.

Restart information

This update may require a restart. If a restart is required, you will be prompted to do so.

For more information about why a restart might be required see:

887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

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:

IT support and resources for Microsoft Office

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