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This article describes the Microsoft Project 2013 issues that are fixed in the hotfix package that is dated October 8, 2013.


Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • Assume that a project contains a local resource whose name is the same as an enterprise resource. Additionally, the local resource is assigned to a task that is incomplete and a task this is 100 percent complete. When you save the project on a server, the local resource is assigned to the completed task, and the enterprise resource is assigned to the incomplete task.

  • Consider the following scenario:

    • You connect to a Project 2013 server in Project 2013.

    • You checkout the enterprise global template.

    • You open theVisual Basic Editor, and then you make some changes to some visual basic code that is stored in the global template.

    • You save the project, and then you restart Project 2013.

    In this scenario, the changes to the visual basic code are not saved. 

  • Consider the following scenario:

    • The system locale is set to a setting other than English (United States) on a computer.

    • A Microsoft Excel workbook on the computer contains columns whose names are Outline Level and Start Date.

    • You try to import the workbook into Project 2013.

    In this scenario, Project 2013 freezes. This issue may also occur when you open sub projects in a master project. 

  • Assume that you open a project that contains an interim baseline plan in Project 2013. When you insert interim baseline fields, such as Start1 and Finish1, the properties of the fields are empty. 

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 Project 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

To use one of the hotfixes in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

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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