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MS15-046: Description of the security update for Microsoft Office 2013: May 12, 2015

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Microsoft has released security bulletin MS15-046. To view the complete security bulletin, go to one of the following Microsoft websites:

Improvements and fixes

This security update also contains a fix for the following nonsecurity issue:
  • Customized data label separators are lost in Microsoft Excel 2013.

How to obtain help and support for this security update

Help installing updates: Support for Microsoft Update

Security solutions for IT professionals:
TechNet Security Troubleshooting and Support

Help protect your Windows-based computer from viruses and malware: Virus Solution and Security Center

Local support according to your country:
International Support

Download information

For x86-based versions of Office 2013

This security update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

For x64-based versions of Office 2013

This security update is available for download from the Microsoft Download Center.

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Prerequisites to apply this security update

To apply this security update, you must have Service Pack 1 for Office 2013 installed on the computer.

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Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this security update.

In some cases, this update does not require a restart. If the required files are being used, this update will require a restart. If this behavior occurs, a message is displayed that advises you to restart the computer.

To help reduce the possibility that a restart will be required, stop all affected services and close all applications that may use the affected files before you install this security update. For more information about the reasons why you may be prompted to restart, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
887012 Why you may be prompted to restart your computer after you install a security update on a Windows-based computer

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Security update replacement information

This security update replaces security update 2817623.

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Removal information

To remove this security update, use the Add or Remove Programs item or use the Programs and Features item in Control Panel.

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File information

The English (United States) version of this security update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it 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.
For 32-bit editions of Microsoft Office 2013
File nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
For 64-bit editions of Microsoft Office 2013
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