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November 11, 2014 update for Excel 2013 (KB2899509)

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This article describes update KB2899509 for Microsoft Excel 2013 that was released on November 11, 2014. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains Excel 2013.

Please be aware that the update in Download Center applies to Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2013. It does not apply to the Office 2013 Click-to-Run editions such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?).

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Fixes and Improvements

Fixes the following issues:

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You create a XML Spreadsheet file by using Excel 2003 or Office Web Components (OWC10).
    • You insert a PivotTable into the file, and then you filter the pivot items so that some are hidden.
    In this scenario, when you try to open this file by using Excel 2013, Excel 2013 may crash.

  • Assume that you open an Excel workbook containing a PivotTable that is based on an Online Analytical Processing (OLAP) database. When you filter the data fields in the PivotTable, the fields that contains the '~' or '^' character may be displayed incorrectly.
  • Assume that you insert a PivotTable into an Excel workbook. And then you select the check box of the Classic PivotTable layout (enables dragging of fields in the grid) option in the Display tab of the PivotTable Options dialog box. In this situation, when you print or print preview the PivotTable, the number of the pages to be printed may be incorrect.
Improves the Document Inspector so that it covers more hidden and personal information in an Office document.

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More Information

How to determine whether my Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based: 
  1. Start Excel 2013.
  2. On the File menu, click Account.
  3. For Office 2013 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item is not displayed.
Office 2013 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2013
The screenshot for Excel Click To Run The screenshot for Excel MSI
File Information
This update contains the files that are listed in the following tables.


Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Solver.xlamNot Applicable408,98115-Oct-201421:12


Excel-x-none.msp file information
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Solver.xlamNot Applicable426,70715-Oct-201421:22

How to uninstall this update
Windows 8
  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then tap Search. If you are using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then click Search.
  2. Type windows update, tap or click Settings, and then tap or click View installed updates in the search results.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and then tap or click update KB2899509, and then tap or click Uninstall.
Windows 7
  1. Click Start, and then click Run.
  2. Type Appwiz.cpl, and then click OK.
  3. Click View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and then click update KB2899509, and then click Uninstall.

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Article Info
Article ID : 2899509
Revision : 5
Created on : 5/6/2020
Published on : 5/6/2020
Exists online : False
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