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Re-release Of Update KB2920732 For PowerPoint 2013

This article describes update KB2920732 for Microsoft PowerPoint 2013 that was released on February 10, 2015. This update also applies to Office Home and Student 2013 RT, which contains PowerPoint 2013. This update has a prerequisite.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?).

Re-release of update KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013

Improves the usability of PowerPoint 2013 so that you will be able to record your inking actions when you record a slide show. Also, you will be able to insert a video recorded from the screen into the PowerPoint presentation. (This improvement is not available in Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013 RT)Note To enable this improvement, you must also have update KB2889846 for Office 2013 and update KB2920798 for Office 2013 installed.

When you insert a photo taken on a smartphone, tablet, or digital camera into Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2013, although the photo will appear in the correct orientation in the insert dialog on Windows 8 or 8.1, the photo may appear in the wrong orientation in the document.Note To resolve this issue, you must also have update KB2956085 for Word 2013, update KB2920753 for Excel 2013, and update KB2889846 for Office 2013 installed.

I've blogged about this pulled update within my blog article Update KB3001652 re-released, KB3013455 has still issues, KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013 has been pulled. The reason, why Microsoft has pulled this update was, that it killed PowerPoint 2013 on Windows RT machines. After installing this update, PowerPoint throws an error:

Here has a workaround been published. But since yesterday, Microsoft has re-release update KB2920732 for PowerPoint 2013. Microsoft has also issued a KB2956149 article that describes, that update 2920732 has been re-released on Febrary 16 2015.

The culprit, KB2920732, is an update specifically for PowerPoint 2013. Ironically, the update was intended to improve stability, reliability, and usability. However, after installation, many Office 2013 users are being confronted with a litany of error messages and then nothing. PowerPoint will simply not start.

After a relatively quiet month in January, Microsoft is once again faced with problem patches. February has been wrought with reported problems and pulled updates. One patch was pulled almost immediately due to computer lockups (and has now been re-released) and another is corrupting font display. Another as yet unconfirmed problem causes Internet Explorer to consume more memory and CPU, degrading computer performance and causing the fans on Surface Pro 3's to run constantly.

In July 2013 Microsoft noted that the Update Rollup 3 for Data Protection Manager 2012 SP1 released with issues. Go figure, huh? With the number of botched updates recently (and over the previous months), this seems to be sort of commonplace.


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