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Description of the Excel 2013 hotfix package (Excel-x-none.msp): August 13, 2013

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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2013 hotfix package that is dated August 13, 2013.

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Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • When an Excel 2013 object is embedded in a Microsoft Word document, you cannot programmatically obtain the Excel process ID from the document.
  • When a workflow is enabled for a location on a Microsoft SharePoint server, you cannot save a workbook to the location multiple times. When you try to save the workbook to the location multiple times, you receive the following error message that points to a temporary file location on the server:
    Microsoft Excel cannot access the file '<Temp File Location>'. There are several possible reasons:
    The file name or path does not exist
    The file is being used by another program
    The workbook you are trying to save has the same name as a currently open workbook

  • When you insert or delete a row in a table that was created by using an XML map, Excel 2013 crashes.
  • When you print a shared workbook that is password protected in Excel 2013, Excel 2013 crashes.
  • When you use the PasteSpecial function to paste some content into an inactive worksheet of an inactive workbook, the content is not pasted in the location that you specified. Instead, the content is pasted into an active worksheet.

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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: Note 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 Excel 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.

x86 version
Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable21,082,11215-Jul-1319:03
Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
x64 version
Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable25,272,32015-Jul-1319:43
Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

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For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to go to the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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Keywords: kbqfe, kbautohotfix, kbhotfixserver, kbsurveynew, kbexpertiseinter, kbhotfixallversions, kbhotfixrollup, kbcu, kb

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