This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Word 2013 hotfix package that is dated August 12, 2014.
Issues that this hotfix package fixes
A user could access Information Rights Management (IRM) protected content in Word 2013 in some cases.
Assume that you insert an app for Office in a Word 2013 document, and you active it. When you type inside the document by using a Japanese (or other languages) Input Method Editor (IME), a bar that is used to display the equivalent character set appears and then disappears immediately. Therefore, you cannot select the correct character.
When you try to update a table of contents (TOC) in a Word document that contains a Reference Document (RD) field in Word 2013, the page numbers in the TOC may become incorrect.
Word 2013 has slower performance than Word 2010 when iterating through a table by using macros.
Assume that you insert a table that contains an IF field in a Word document, and then you save the document as a webpage. Word may stop responding when you open the webpage.
The following issues occur when you try to change the settings in the Advanced panel in Word Options in a Word 2013 document:
The Don't center "exact line height" lines option is not available.
When you clear the check box for Use line-breaking rules option, and then click to save the changes, the option is not disabled.
After you apply this update, the Don't center "exact line height" lines option is available in the Layout Options for section. Because line breaking rules are always used in Word 2013 documents, the Use line-breaking rules option is removed from the Layout Options for section.
Assume that you have a Word document that contains right-to-left text embedding or override characters. You may be unable to save the document. Additionally, when you run the ActiveDocument.TransformDocument method, you may receive the "Run-time error '5254'" error message.
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.