Office 2013 Preview Display Issues Resolved!

I’ve been using Office 2013 Preview since last week, and I’ve been generally happy with it. There have been a number of quirky display issues that have had me seriously considering reverting back to 2010, though. Scrollbars weren’t displaying properly, drop-down picklists weren’t showing up; there weren’t significant issues, but they were definitely usability problems.

I was sitting in on an educational lecture this morning and figured I’d use the time to install some updates. I’m currently using a Lenovo W510 laptop, and I run the Lenovo System Update utility from time to time to grab the latest drivers and system software. After installing several updates, all my Office 2013 display problems were resolved!

I can only speculate which update is responsible for fixing these issues, but I thought I’d include the list from my installation history in case others are experiencing similar display problems. (Click the image to see full size.)


Additional system info: Win7 64-bit, Office 2013 Preview 32-bit


Author: Adam Prescott

I'm enthusiastic and passionate about creating intuitive, great-looking software. I strive to find the simplest solutions to complex problems, and I embrace agile principles and test-driven development.

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