The desktop add-on version must be compatible with the server's version.
You can't switch the BI Publisher used by the application.
We're stuck with 10.1.3 for now.
As a workaround, create a VM on your computer and install Office 2010 on it.
Another workaround is to install Word 2010 and use all other components in Office 2013.
Is there another option for editing these templates? I would prefer not have to buy obsolete software in order to just edit the check format. Can we switch it back to using Oracle Reports as I can run that editor.
Don't you have an old copy of Office 2007 or 2010?