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Hotfix KB2882992 for Excel 2013 July 8, 2014 (Excel-x-none.msp)

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This article describes the issues that are fixed in the Microsoft Excel 2013 hotfix package that is dated July 8, 2014.

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Issues that this hotfix package fixes

  • If you copy and paste a range that contains many user-defined functions, performance is severely adversely affected.
  • Assume that you have a workbook that uses certain formulas or defined names. If the evaluation of that formula outside usual workbook recalculation is interrupted, for example by pressing Escape, F9, or by clicking the mouse, Excel may crash.
  • Assume that you set a workbook to manual calculation mode. You use the Range.Calculate method on a range that contains only one reference to a Real Time Data (RTD) topic on a RTD server. In this situation, the connection to the RTD server is disconnected. Additionally, any RTD updates for topics that are referred to from cells in the range no longer update.
  • Assume that you use the French-Canada version of Excel 2013 or the French Localization Pack for Office 2013, and you set the operating system regional settings to French (Canada). In this situation, the French date format strings used in date formulas may be recognized incorrectly or may result in incorrect display.

    NOTE This issue occurs because of operating system change made to Windows 8.1, Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 SP1 after you install update 2919469 or 2670838.
  • Excel may crash when you rename a sheet to a function name. For example, "Delta()".

    Excel may also crash when you reference to an existing sheet in a formula, where the sheet has a name parses as an Analysis ToolPak (ATP) function.
  • After you install the May 2014 cumulative update for Excel 2013. When freeze panes are enabled, if some controls are hidden, they may not appear again.
  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You add a drawing such as shapes, charts, forms or ActiveX controls to an Excel workbook, and you assign a macro or formula to the drawing.
    • You add a chart sheet to the workbook.
    • You delete the chart sheet by using the ActiveWorkbook.Charts.Delete method.
    In this scenario, when you save the workbook in Excel 2013, Excel may crash.

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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:
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 Office 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.

x86 version

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable157,315,07212-Jun-201407:07

Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Solver.xlamNot Applicable408,98111-Jun-201421:57

x64 version

Download information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime

Microsoft Windows Installer .msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Excel-x-none.mspNot Applicable162,910,20812-Jun-201407:14

Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Solver.xlamNot Applicable426,70711-Jun-201422:17

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Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

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