This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2013 hotfix package that is dated August 12, 2014.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
Assume that you have an Excel workbook or template in the XLSTART folder. When you open an embedded workbook from another Office document, such as a PowerPoint presentation, Excel may crash or stop responding. Additionally, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
The server application, source file, or item can't be found, or returned an unknown error. You may need to reinstall the server application.
If you then try to close Excel, you may receive an error message that resembles the following:
Cannot quit Microsoft Excel.
Assume that you enable the Content Organizer feature on a SharePoint site. You may be unable to save an Excel workbook to the SharePoint site from Excel 2013 if the URL of the document path is longer than 128 characters.
When you select the Chart Area in a chart on a chart sheet, the formula bar is not disabled. In this situation, when you type inside the formula bar and then you press an arrow key, the Home key, or the End key, Excel may crash.
A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problems that are described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problems 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.
To install this hotfix package, you must have Office 2013 installed.
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 one of the hotfixes 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 issues that are 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.