Summary

This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Project 2013 hotfix package that is dated August 12, 2014.

INTRODUCTION

Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • When you use VBA UserForms and controls in Project 2013, you may experience one of the following issues:

    • You may receive the following error message:

      System error &H80070057 (-2147024809). The parameter is incorrect.

    • Project 2013 may crash.

  • When you input double-byte characters (for example, Japanese or Chinese characters) in a text box in a report page in Project 2013, the characters are duplicated.

  • Assume that you insert a task after an empty row in an enterprise project. When you publish the project to a Project server, the time-phased work may be incorrect.

  • You cannot change the values in the Physical % Complete column when the Protected Actuals feature is enabled.

  • Consider the following scenario:

    • You create an Enterprise custom field that refers to a lookup table.

    • You insert the Enterprise custom field to a project.

    • You create a new project and you insert the first project as a subproject.

    • You unlink the subproject from its source project.

    In this scenario, the value of the Enterprise custom field is lost.


  • Assume that you start Project 2013 to open a project that has an expanded subproject. When you update time-phased data in the Work field in Resource Usage view, the operation may fail, or Project 2013 may crash.

  • Assume that you create a Group by and the Group assignments, not tasks option is enabled. The time-phased baseline cost values for cost and material resources may not rollup to the grouping row in Task Usage and Resources Usage views.

  • Assume that you enable the Move end of completed parts after status date back to status date advanced scheduling feature in Project 2013. When you try to update the value in the % Work Complete field or in the Actual Work field, Project may crash.

  • Assume that you use Save As to save a project file with a new name in Project 2013, and then you close the file. When you reopen the new file, the value of time-phased actual work has been changed unexpectedly. 

  • Assume that you open a project from Project Server in Project Professional 2013, and the project contains an enterprise project type custom duration field. Values that you enter into the field may be saved incorrectly. For example, you enter the value "5d", and then you click to save and close the project. When you reopen the project, you find that the value is "0d".

  • Assume that you open and edit a project from Project Server in Project Professional 2013, and the Protected Actuals feature is enabled. You try to change an assignment's start, finish and remaining work values. In this situation, you receive the "Your action may result in actuals in this project becoming out of sync with the actuals updated from timesheets" message.

More Information

Hotfix information

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.

Prerequisites

To install this hotfix package, you must have Project 2013 installed.

Restart requirement

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.

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 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.

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