Office 2013 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)

2013 business and productivity software patch to update program security, performance, and stability

  • Category:

    Office Suites

  • Version:

    (64-bit)

  • Works under:

    Windows 8 / Windows 10 / Windows 7 / Windows 10

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    5.5 (11)

Service Pack 1 for Microsoft Office 2013 installs all the updates released for the 64-bit edition up to January 2014.

Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 was released a year after Office 2013's debut as a roll-up of all the updates and security fixes that had been released up to that time, in addition to some updates that had yet to be released. It makes updating the release version of Office 2013 simpler by putting most of the updates into a single patch file. It also solves some issues that caused crashes in Office applications by blocking add-ins that were found to be incompatible with Office 2013.

The general highlights of Service Pack 1 include improved compatibility with Windows 8.1, Internet Explorer 11, and recently released hardware like precision touchpads as well as many application-specific updates.

It adds support to Outlook 2013 for task pane apps, which enabled third-party add-ins to enhance the task pane. PowerPoint 2013 received a similar update that allows users to enhance their presentations by inserting content apps into individual slides.

Multiple issues are fixed in Lync 2013 like a problem with hearing the first few seconds of a voice call and the inability to rotate the app window during a video conference on Windows 8.1.

Word 2013 received many small fixes such as a patch for a crash bug that happened when pasting bulleted or numbered lists into a document. Another problem that's fixed was a bug that corrupted documents with equations when they were saved.

Excel 2013 also has a long list of fixes that eliminate crashes and poor performance under certain circumstances, like a bug that crashed the application when an Information Rights Management-protected workbook was saved.

There may be a few other smaller updates that were released after Service Pack 1 for Office 2013, so be sure to check to see if your copy is fully up to date after applying this service pack.

Pros

  • A free update for Microsoft Office 2013
  • Combines all the fixes and improvements from 2013 and 2014

Cons

  • This is a partial patch that doesn’t include updates after 2014

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