Release Notes for Beta Channel

This article contains release notes for Beta Channel builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Project for Windows desktop. Every week, we'll highlight interesting new features, important fixes, and any significant issues we want you to know about. Note that we often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) to Beta Channel over a period of time. This allows us to ensure that things are working smoothly before releasing the feature to a wider audience. So, if you don't see something described below, don't worry you'll get it eventually.

Important

We’re making some changes to the update channels for Microsoft 365 Apps, including adding a new update channel (Monthly Enterprise Channel) and changing the names of the existing update channels. To learn more, read this article.

Note

  • Release notes are posted weekly and may be a compilation of multiple builds.
  • The release notes publication date may not match the actual build release date.

Version 2206: May 27

Version 2206 (Build 15321.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Dictation toolbar redesigned for efficiency, cleaner look: The Office dictation toolbar has been redesigned, featuring new visuals, a more responsive user interface, and a smaller size to stay out of the way of what matters—your content!

Word

  • Dictation toolbar redesigned for efficiency, cleaner look: The Office dictation toolbar has been redesigned, featuring new visuals, a more responsive user interface, and a smaller size to stay out of the way of what matters—your content!

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue impacting performance when importing .csv files into Access.

Excel

  • We resolved an issue where charts would not insert in PowerPoint slideshows or Word documents when the default sensitivity label with encryption was applied.

  • We fixed an issue related to shape anchoring when inserting rows into a worksheet that has right-to-left orientation.

  • We fixed an issue when using Change Picture From Clipboard so that SVG content shows up properly.

  • We fixed an issue related to converting icons to shapes to retain visibility after saving and reopening.

  • We fixed an issue that was prompting the "No current record" error and other messages.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where references and reply-to headers were removed when replying to an email and the subject was changed.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the Word Styles window/pane appeared blank.

  • We fixed an issue with SVG objects so they can handle text-anchor end attributes and correctly maintain the current text position.

  • We fixed an issue when using Change Picture From Clipboard so that SVG content shows up properly.

  • We fixed a document protection issue where, when the exception list contained only emails, the "Find Next Region..." and "Show All Regions..." commands may stop working correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where a red-line strikethrough on a deleted image did not show up when the file was saved as a PDF with Track Changes turned on.

  • We fixed an issue where an alternative font is displayed for certain special characters when exporting to PDF with the Chinese (Taiwan) Windows display language.

Version 2206: May 20

Version 2206 (Build 15313.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused the user profile picture and the data types section in the Data tab to be missing in Excel after an Office update in the background (in the Windows lock screen).

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to stop responding.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to close unexpectedly when showing live preview of a chart.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the end time of a meeting to jump in the future (more than 12 hours ahead) when picking an end time greater or equal to 12 hours/0.5 days in meeting invites.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see an error message when attempting to open a shared contacts folder for which they had editor or delegate permissions.

Word

  • We fixed in issue that caused users to see a memory error when they inserted a hyperlink in their documents.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to switch to Reviewing Mode in Interaction modes.

Version 2206: May 13

Version 2206 (Build 15310.20004)

Feature updates

Office Suite

  • Maximum number of responses extended to 5 millionThe total number of responses allowed on an individual form or quiz has been increased from 50,000 to 5 million. This change eliminates the need to use multiple forms to collect more than 50,000 responses. Form owners can now gather up to 5 million responses on a single form, and can also export the results as a .csv file for further analysis.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We have fixed an issue in which the active worksheet would appear blank when running the code to turn off Application.ScreenUpdating in a VBA macro.

  • We fixed an issue where the user could not update links in PowerPoint while a linked Excel file was open.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly when opening an .iqy file exported from a SharePoint list.

  • We fixed an issue where shared workbooks in .xls format may improperly merge changes.

  • We fixed an issue where an AMSI scan would cause the app to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue when using the Replay All button resulted in an error stating the operation had failed.

  • We fixed an issue that caused "No response required" to show on all forwarded meeting invites for delegates of room mailboxes when the Shared Calendar Improvements feature is enabled.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where columns within dialog boxes such as Task Information did not appear in right-to-left languages such as Hebrew.

  • We fixed an issue where Project was unable to connect to Project Server when forms based authentication was used with Azure Application Proxy.

Version 2206: May 06

Version 2206 (Build 15227.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • AutoFilter faster and more efficient: The AutoFilter function is now noticeably faster! These improvements were achieved by reducing memory usage and optimizing the calls made by the filter’s comparison algorithm. The optimizations are especially noticeable on low-end devices that have less memory or slower CPU-memory throughput.

  • Optimized Excel recalculation on devices with constrained resources: On resource-constrained devices (two cores or less and eight gigabytes of RAM or less), Excel has now by default made recalculation more optimal by running calculation on a single thread. In most cases, users should see noticeably faster calculation on these devices. Note that in some cases that require compute-intensive calculation, users may want to consider overriding this default by setting Number of calculation threads to “2.” For more details, see the Formulas section of the Advanced Options page on the Microsoft Support site.

  • Speeding up Formula Entry: We’ve sped up the time required for entering a formula in a cell by reducing memory usage, making more efficient memory allocation calls, and optimizing the redrawing of the visible range around the cell edited. These optimizations are more noticeable on devices with slower memory or slower CPU-memory throughput, such as low-cost devices.

OneNote

  • Take notes using just your voice with Dictate: Using your voice to dictate content is a fast, hands-free way of putting your thoughts into a note—shown to be three times faster than typing! With Dictate for OneNote, now you can simply speak your thoughts to create content. To access this feature, just click on the Dictate microphone icon on the home tab and begin dictating your notes. Learn more

Office Suite

  • Easily access shared documents on the desktop: The sign in to organization option allows guest users to access documents that have been shared with them on their desktop Office applications, using a one-time passcode or third-party federation. This functionality, which was previously available in Office for the web, is now also an option for your Office desktop applications.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the previously created record appears blank when inserting records into a form that is bound to an ADO record set.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where running a VBA script/add-in on a workbook with a chart sheet may cause the app to close unexpectedly.

Version 2205: April 29

Version 2205 (Build 15225.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Improvements to Power BI Request Access: We’ve upgraded the experience for users who create PivotTables connected to Power BI datasets. Prior to the improved experience, when a user tried to refresh a PivotTable connected to a dataset that they do not have access to, nothing would happen. Now, a dialog box appears that informs the user that they do not have access to the dataset, and allows them to click a link to request access from the owner. Once access is granted, the user can go back to the PivotTable and refresh to continue their analysis.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue with the Access 2016 error "Your computer is out of disk space," generated when the app could not process large .csv files on linked tables.

  • We fixed an issue so that modern charts will now show localized currency symbols when currency values are formatted.

  • We fixed an issue where a reading pane could disappear when the user switched folders and was using a pinned web add-in.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the letter "j" was not being properly inserted.

  • We fixed an issue where certain buttons in the ribbon would not draw correctly when the window was resized.

  • We are now removing duplicates from Data Validation AutoComplete dropdown lists.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing Excel to consume excessive memory.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly as a result of PowerQuery data processing.

  • We fixed an issue with LET functions where the name argument was the same as the column reference and the row was absolute.

  • We fixed an issue with the "Relink Lists to New Site" dialog, where relinking to a new SharePoint list URL that exceeds 63 characters was not allowed.

  • We fixed an issue where the close button was being disabled in the Macro Builder tab.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app was using over 500 threads for a specific task.

  • We fixed an issue where users would receive an error message when clicking "Send\Receive All Folders" while working in offline mode.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with a OneDrive conflict that would occur when closing a label-protected file.

  • We fixed an issue where comments were being incorrectly displayed in a loop when clicking on "previous" and "next."

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor would scroll to the end of the document after deleting a paragraph mark.

  • We fixed an issue where switching between Linear and Professional in LaTex equations could result in display errors.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where four policies that were set to only take enable/disable status are now set to take numeric values and be written to HKCU.

  • We fixed an issue related to specific example text which would display poorly due to the rich-edit HTML ignoring the HTML small element and not resetting the character format masks at the end of a hyperlink.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing a "Publish Package Failed" error during an update, which would cause a file-type association to be lost.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to install M365 apps when PowerShell was disabled.

  • We fixed an issue with OCPS client code by enabling config service for correct URLs in place of Federation Check.

Version 2205: April 22

Version 2205 (Build 15211.20000)

Version 2205: April 15

Version 2205 (Build 15209.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Improved Recommended PivotTables experience: Recommended PivotTables are now more intelligent and easier to use! The dialog box interface has been replaced by a redesigned panel, making it easier to view all of your options and simpler to change your data selection before inserting a recommended PivotTable.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where map charts would get recolored when adding labels.

  • We fixed an issue with a problem that could occur when using the TEXTSPLIT function with certain arguments.

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding when referencing a defined name containing the formula =IF(1) in a cell.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding when trying to respond to a specific contact, after calling ResolveContacts thousands of times.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where multi-line sensitivity label footers would be positioned so that only the first line would appear at the bottom of the slide.

  • We fixed an issue where the user sees a blank block when inserting another PowerPoint file as a linked object.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with Modern Comments in Word where text copied from OneNote into a comment would insert an image.

  • We fixed an issue so that an icon within a table is displayed properly when being resized.

  • We fixed an issue where the Trust Center settings windows wouldn't open after posting a new Modern Comment in Word.

  • We fixed an issue where, when closing a comment, pending bookmarks also closed.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where customers with the updated visuals in Backstage would not see their chosen Office background in certain apps and themes.

  • We fixed an issue where, when a user paused the Read Aloud function, the app would skip to the next paragraph when restarted.

Version 2205: April 08

Version 2205 (Build 15130.20000)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where unintended line breaks could occur for languages with IVS characters.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with selections not appearing or not visible after being chosen in some dropdown menus, especially in Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue where similar but distinct images may be handled incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause an error when trying to navigate to a document stored in SharePoint.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with selections not appearing or not visible after being chosen in some dropdown menus, especially in Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue where similar but distinct images may be handled incorrectly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with selections not appearing or not visible after being chosen in some dropdown menus, especially in Dark Gray theme.

  • We fixed an issue where similar but distinct images may be handled incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue where a merge conflict alert did not offer the option of discarding the current changes.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue with Read Aloud that would cause the app to close unexpectedly.

Version 2204: April 01

Version 2204 (Build 15128.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to consume excessive memory.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that prevented Gantt chart-type views from fully displaying; this could occur when the view had a drawing object applied to it.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Live Preview was using a lower zoom level than it was set to.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would sometimes stop responding when a repeating content control was added while Track Changes were turned on.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue with displaying line and fill properties in SVG files.

  • We fixed an issue that would prevent Record Slide Show from working when animation timings were involved.

  • We fixed an issue with sessions being disconnected from RDS session host.

Version 2204: March 25

Version 2204 (Build 15121.20000)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that could cause the app to close unexpectedly if memory requirements grow too rapidly for applications using DAO or OLEDB interfaces to read Access databases.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with newly added labels on unprotected files being lost if opened too soon after saving.

  • We fixed an issue where the PowerBI data type was missing under Get Data (GCC tenant only).

  • We fixed an issue with OnPrem where Get Data would become disabled in a document with a sensitive label and all permissions except full control.

  • We fixed an issue related to selecting items in the online premium content library.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to close unexpectedly when a chart was inserted by a Recommended Chart operation.

  • We fixed an issue where a tooltip for the See All Charts button was misleading (“see all chart types”); the behavior was actually limited to Recommended Charts.

Outlook

  • We fixed a responsiveness issue when viewing animated GIFs.

  • We fixed an issue that would cause folder items outside of the sync window to be lost when the folder is moved to the Online Archive.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented a subset of messages from being moved when moving multiple mail items from the Focused to Other inbox or the Other to Focused inbox.

  • We fixed an issue that would occur when replying to a message in a shared mailbox when the email sender is also on the To: or CC: line. The user's email address would be removed from the recipient list on the reply, resulting in the primary email sender not receiving any replies to the thread.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to the selection of text in a shape with 3D properties applied.

  • We fixed an issue related to selecting items in the online premium content library.

  • We fixed an issue to make paste behavior consistent in Edit view and Presenter view.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that affected the display of customized views in Project.

  • We fixed an issue where progress lines were not being displayed when performing a Save As PDF command.

  • We fixed an issue where the user was unable to open certain projects; the app would close unexpectedly instead.

  • We fixed an issue where an asterisk (*) used as a separator in filters caused errors and unexpected behavior; replaced by a pipe (|).

  • We fixed an issue where the app stops responding when leveling does not complete.

  • We fixed an issue where the application opens to a screen that is no longer available, making the project hidden.

Word

  • We fixed an issue related to selecting items in the online premium content library.

  • We fixed an issue where SVG files may be displayed as a broken link.

  • We fixed an issue where GIFs with zero frame delay would not animate when inserted into an email.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong font color was showing for comments inserted on Mac and in different themes on Windows.

  • We fixed an issue where sections of text changed color to white after pasting a table from Excel and saving filtered HTML.

Version 2204: March 18

Version 2204 (Build 15109.20000)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that could cause the application to close unexpectedly when using the Access Database Engine OLEDB API with a database containing links to SharePoint lists.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a recovered file would be opened as read-only.

  • We fixed an issue where the app could close unexpectedly when trying to change a link via the Edit Link dialog.

  • We fixed an issue where the app was not translating named formats from Power BI.

  • We fixed an issue where choosing the search command in context menus disabled common keyboard shortcut combinations.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where resending a message reverted the message body to plain text and all changes were lost (data loss).

  • We fixed an issue affecting RMS-protected messages.

  • A data change was made to include a new United Kingdom holiday in UK-based calendars.

  • We fixed an issue that could cause users to be unable to disable the Conversation view.

  • We fixed an issue where removed shared calendars reappeared when the REST shared calendar feature was enabled.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue regarding the handling of multiple contiguous spaces properly within SVG files.

  • We fixed a stability issue related to exporting a recorded presentation.

Project

  • We fixed an issue on systems with high DPI where nodes on a network diagram were viewed as overlapping or not to scale and did not print correctly.

  • We fixed an issue where saving or publishing a project from Project Client does not save changes to custom fields.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that disabled collaboration mode for a document.

  • We fixed an issue where Word could not print visible optional hyphens (Alt+173) when used in equations.

Version 2203: March 11

Version 2203 (Build 15028.20022)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Faster filtering when cells contain unique or duplicate rules: When your workbook contains many unique or duplicate conditional formatting rules, it can often slow down the app’s performance. No longer! By optimizing the underlying comparison algorithm, we’ve enhanced the performance and sped up the filtering process.

PowerPoint

  • Modern comments now available to consumer audience: Modern comments in PowerPoint offer many enhancements that improve the collaboration process on presentation, including comments anchored to specific text, comments visible in the margin and in the comments pane, the ability to resolve threads, enhanced @mentions functionality, and more. Previously limited to commercial licenses of Office, modern comments are now available to the PowerPoint consumer audience as well!

Word

  • Improved Coauthoring Error Recovery Experience: Collaborating with others while working in Word is a vital productivity tool for many users, and disruptions can be extremely frustrating. We’ve now developed an improved recovery experience to quickly restore users back to a connected state after experiencing coauthoring errors. This automatic refresh synchronizes all changes among different authors, so you’re seeing the most up-to-date document possible. Conflicts between different authors and changes not saved to the server will show as tracked changes.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Display Name and Trendline Name for a chart data series to be unable to be edited in the Chart Settings pane.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the text fields in the custom filter dialog would autocomplete when you start typing a value.

  • We fixed an issue where, when typing double-byte characters and there are two suggestions, one would be automatically inserted.

  • We fixed an issue where the button form control would lose its position after inserting or deleting rows or columns.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app would stop responding due to a missing writer thread.

  • We fixed an issue where a scroll-down button was missing in the "From" account picker dropdown menu.

  • We fixed an issue where the default icon was displayed for attached messages when a custom icon was expected.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience performance issues when switching folders due to a corrupt view setting.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the membership list to not display properly for contact cards.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label was not getting properly applied when creating a new document in PowerPoint.

  • We fixed an issue that would cause Excel, Word, and PowerPoint to occasionally close unexpectedly when the user changed the sensitivity label for a document.

Project

  • We fixed an issue so that users should no longer experience problems when printing Progress Lines in the Gantt chart.

Version 2203: February 25

Version 2203 (Build 15018.20008)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where text appeared in a blank cell next to a data type image when the zoom level increased.

  • We fixed an issue where using custom command bars could cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue where the tooltip for a sensitivity label was displayed too far from the label itself.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see a one-off task appear unexpectedly after deleting an occurrence of a recurring task.

  • We fixed an issue where rules for outgoing mail sent to a specific person was not working properly in Cached Exchange Mode.

  • We fixed an issue where large images would not appear in a message unless it was viewed in Draft mode.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint would not show the company name under File > Info.

  • We fixed an issue where the tooltip for a sensitivity label was displayed too far from the label itself.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the tooltip for a sensitivity label was displayed too far from the label itself.

  • We fixed an issue where large images would not appear in a message unless it was viewed in Draft mode.

Version 2203: February 18

Version 2203 (Build 15012.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue to correct how the counties of Spain were appearing in map charts.

  • We fixed an issue that was preventing the user from being able to paste a copied cell into the text field in the Custom Filter dialog.

  • We fixed an issue to align how gradients fill on a series in a waterfall chart with how they fill on a series in a column chart.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where a received email would not include a link to open the message.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where certain text color operations were incorrectly disabled when a document was encrypted with rights management.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when using the Physical % Complete tracking method, calculated BCWP values greater than 10,000,000,000 on a task were not possible.

  • We fixed an issue where the user would see a security dialog stating that the project had links to one or more data sources, even though the project had no active links. Now, the dialog appears only when there are active links.

  • We fixed an issue where there was intermittent data loss when saving for various baseline fields.

  • We fixed an issue where the save operation to a network drive would become very slow when using the Save As PDF (*.pdf) file type.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the app would intermittently stop responding when checking for updates.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing SVG images that contained external content to not show up in some cases.

  • We fixed an issue with Track Changes where revision marks were not working as expected.

  • We fixed an issue where invoking Repeat through the user interface, or VBA after hitting Enter, would insert the whole current paragraph in addition to the newly inserted paragraph.

  • We fixed an issue where the Save As dialog would appear unexpectedly while editing a document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that reduced the number of SVG image saves that didn’t work.

  • We fixed an issue where the user could not open a file in Application Guard.

Version 2203: February 11

Version 2203 (Build 15003.20004)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where PowerBI would sometimes fail to refresh data from an Access database if there were links to SharePoint lists in the database.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where local formatting settings were being overwritten when a user saved a server-based project as an MPP file.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where a file could not be opened in the Microsoft 365 version but could be opened in earlier versions of Word.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused contact cards to fail to show.

  • We fixed an issue with the Outlook preview pane that was preventing SVG images from rendering properly.

Version 2202: February 04

Version 2202 (Build 14931.20010)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where clicking the Accessibility checker pane no longer switches focus to the Accessibility ribbon if the user has navigated away from the ribbon.

  • We fixed a typo in an alert that would appear when a formula was too long.

  • We fixed an issue that would occur when there were hidden fields in a PivotTable.

  • We fixed an issue where the menu icons in the ribbon looked misplaced.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would not sync the complete folder hierarchy for mailboxes with a large number of folders (e.g., more than 10,000 folders).

  • We fixed an issue where clicking on multiple users' contact cards in the organization chart view caused the app to stop responding.

  • We fixed an issue where a delegate was unable to tell which manager's shared calendar they were in when opening the calendar from a meeting invite in the new REST-based calendar sharing model.

  • We fixed an issue where the Join button was not available when one instance of a meeting series was changed to a Teams meeting.

  • We fixed an issue where the user would lose data when deleting an "empty" folder that contained data on the server side; a warning will now appear in this scenario.

  • We fixed an issue (affecting 64-bit client machines only) where the app stopped responding when forwarding an RTF email.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the menu icons in the ribbon looked misplaced.

Project

  • We fixed an issue so that users can now save projects to the Project Web Application, even if the resources in the offline file have names that match enterprise resources.

  • We fixed an issue where users were getting into a state where saving would not work. This fix allows users to always be able to save their work.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where a mail merge from an Outlook contact could generate an "Out of memory or system resources" error.

  • We fixed an issue where Table of Contents page numbers changed to a single digit when the document was in Print Preview mode.

  • We fixed an issue where the menu icons in the ribbon looked misplaced.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused text to render incorrectly when using the small caps feature.

  • We fixed an issue where, after the user received access to the visual refresh, a one-time popup (upon initial opening of Office apps) was not enabled as expected per the Coming Soon feature's group policy setting.

Version 2202: January 26

Version 2202 (Build 14922.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the formatting of filtered charts would change after being saved in Excel for the web.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where, if a user changed the From field with no alterations made to the new compose, the label justification prompt was incorrectly shown.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook was merging contact information when the RunContactLinking regkey was set to 0.

  • We fixed an issue where the Appointment Quick View (AQV) was removed from the hidden window check to enable initial scrolling.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where autofilters did not work if the text information in an enterprise text type field contained a question mark (?) or asterisk (*). The error generated was, "The entry is not valid. The test value cannot be used with the field for the data you want to find or filter for." Autofilters now allow the inclusion of values with reserved characters.

Word

  • We fixed an issue by changing non-white background colors that exactly matched highlight colors to have the highlight property.

  • We fixed an issue where, upon selecting a specific page using the navigation pane, only the first part of the page was displayed in print layout mode.

  • We fixed an issue where performance with large documents was slower in Word 365 or Windows 10 than in Word 2013 or Windows 7.

  • We fixed an issue that updated the case statements to correspond to the data size.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in existing WOPI protocol to support real-time coauthoring, where if a client lock on a document expires when attempting to refresh it, the client will acquire the lock.

Version 2202: January 21

Version 2202 (Build 14912.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Improved Power BI Connected PivotTables: This work brings improvements to PivotTables connected to Power BI datasets, including the ability to create aggregations in Excel by dragging fields into the Values area.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where some SQL Server drivers would show the error "String data, right truncation (#0)" when a user tried to add more than 8,000 bytes worth of data to a varchar(max) field.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the list of folders in Outlook stopped responding to mouse clicks after a contact profile card was opened.

  • We fixed an issue where a hyperlinked URL didn't change automatically when there was a change in the shared OneDrive link using Outlook.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where an error appeared on closing any document containing a list style with the "New documents based on this template" option enabled.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where some default applications disappeared after the monthly Office update.

Version 2202: January 14

Version 2202 (Build 14907.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Data Validation dropdown list autocomplete: Dropdown lists are a handy way to make data entry and validation more efficient in Excel. We’ve now added AutoComplete functionality, which automatically compares the text typed in a cell to all items in the dropdown list and displays only the items that match. You’ll spend less time scrolling through lists, dealing with data validation errors, or writing complex code to handle this task.

Outlook

  • Send emails from your account alias or proxy email address: Outlook has traditionally supported receiving email at addresses other than your default address (known as a proxy address, or alias). Now you can send mail from those proxy accounts as well, by choosing the desired outgoing address.

Word

  • Improved Coauthoring Error Recovery Experience: Collaborating with others while working in Word is a vital productivity tool for many users, and disruptions can be extremely frustrating. We’ve now developed an improved recovery experience to quickly restore users back to a connected state after experiencing coauthoring errors. This automatic refresh synchronizes all changes among different authors, so you’re seeing the most up-to-date document possible.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that would prevent multiple users from opening a database when using network paths that include DFS Namespaces, short file names, or mapped drives. Learn More

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with SVG files exported from Visio not displaying text correctly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue with Outlook Search that caused incomplete results when using the OnPrem service search.

  • We fixed an issue where a message using Digital Rights Management (DRM) could not be opened.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where linked images might not load when opening a presentation programmatically in window-less mode.

  • We fixed an issue with SVG files exported from Visio not displaying text correctly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with SVG files exported from Visio not displaying text correctly.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to close unexpectedly when selecting Go to Comment for the first comment in a document.

Version 2202: January 07

Version 2202 (Build 14901.20000)

Resolved issues

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the Outline Grouping filtering was not working.

Version 2201: December 31

Version 2201 (Build 14822.20000)


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel was unable to export workbooks to XPS if the user did not have export permission.

  • We fixed a performance issue when using automation-based tools, including slicers and accessibility tools.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where removed shared calendars reappeared when the REST shared calendar feature was enabled.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where comments were missing in Sidetrack but visible in the pane.

  • We fixed an issue where zoom on live preview dismissed the contextual card.

Version 2201: December 24

Version 2201 (Build 14816.20004)

Feature updates

Office Suite

  • Haptics Feedback: Enables Haptics feedback for the pen.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that could cause an application to stop responding when connecting to an Access or Jet database using multiple threads in rapid succession.

Outlook

  • We implemented a design change request to prevent the Automatic Replies banner from appearing.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook was merging contact information when the RunContactLinking regkey was set to 0.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would stop responding when navigating to a shared calendar.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where Reset Slide did not respect specific picture fill properties in some cases.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that would cause the app to stop responding and resulted in data loss.

  • We fixed an issue where time-phased data did not appear for Material Resources when the assigned task's duration was set to zero after the task was completed.

  • We fixed an issue where upgrading projects migrated from Windows Server 2008 to Windows Server 2016/2019 stops working on save.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where there was a potential for data loss without error when a user carried out a Save As action to a location using a server path in a CICO library synced by the OneDrive client.

  • We fixed an issue where contact cards were not working in Office.

  • We fixed an issue where values in a table sometimes didn't refresh when entering new data.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding after an update to Office version 2109 (current channel).

  • We fixed an issue where the user was unable to open files from the Shared with Me section on the app home page.

  • We fixed an issue where Office shows an account error in the SSO and ADFS DRS environment.

Version 2201: December 17

Version 2201 (Build 14809.20000)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that could cause applications using the Access Database Engine OLEDB API with a database containing links to SharePoint lists to close unexpectedly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where AutoSave could be temporarily disabled after applying a sensitivity label to protect the document.

  • We fixed an issue where you would be unable to select a value from a data validation dropdown list in a cell if that list contained blank values.

  • We fixed an issue where the search results would get lost in the pivot table field list taskpane.

  • We fixed an issue where, in a multi-monitor setup, some data in dialog boxes was being hidden from the user when selecting cells.

  • We fixed an issue where, when you had a Microsoft Excel 97-2003 Worksheet object embedded inside another application (such as a Word document), using the Convert feature to convert it to a Microsoft Excel Worksheet (Office OpenXML) object didn't complete the conversion until you opened the embedded object and made a change to it. The object is completely converted when using the Convert feature now.

  • We fixed an issue related to text anchoring in SVG rendering.

  • We fixed an issue where an application using the OLEDB API with the ACE.OLEDB.12.0 or ACE.OLEDB.16.0 provider was closing unexpectedly.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where a normal lasso selection on tablet emulators would cause the app to close unexpectedly.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that was causing users to see garbled text in some fields when exporting contacts to a CSV.

  • We fixed an issue where the sender of a mail was not being included when replying all, when the From address was different from the Reply To address.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the app to close unexpectedly when opening a message via a reminder, when the user's download preference was set to Download Headers.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to add a shared calendar from their contacts with "Shared Calendar Improvements" enabled.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with selecting text via double-tap when using the touchpad.

  • We fixed an issue related to text anchoring in SVG rendering.

  • We fixed an issue that caused an error when inserting Vimeo videos into a presentation.

Word

  • We fixed an issue related to text anchoring in SVG rendering.

  • We fixed an issue where the app closed unexpectedly when the user clicked on or used shortcut keys to turn the Read Aloud feature on and off repeatedly.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Microsoft Purview Information Protection sensitivity labeling audit data was no longer generated if the EnableAudit setting was turned off.

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding when Read Aloud was started and stopped in quick succession.

Version 2112: December 10

Version 2112 (Build 14729.20038)

Resolved issues

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the application would close unexpectedly when loading a customized report.

  • We fixed an issue where manually scheduled tasks were rescheduled to earlier dates when the user opened projects that had been Saved As with a different name.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor disappears from a comment while scrolling in a multi-page document.

  • We fixed an issue where a GUID was displayed rather than an author's name during collaboration.

  • We fixed an issue where the application sometimes stopped responding when refreshing the table of contents.

  • We fixed an issue where the Undo command wasn't working after changing the color of bullets in a document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where an Upload Blocked warning window appeared when a new file with an Encrypted Label was saved and re-opened in an environment where OneDrive Sync had been configured.

  • We fixed an issue where a reboot was triggered to complete the removal of existing installations.

  • We fixed an issue where Read Aloud would close unexpectedly when it was started and stopped in rapid succession.

Version 2112: November 26

Version 2112 (Build 14718.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where opening xlsm file in SpreedsheetCompare tool can cause the tool to stop responding.

  • Refreshing the data for Pivot Tables can stop working when filtered values no longer exist in the data. A subsequent query statement generated without the invalid filtered values to retry the refresh request was temporarily disabled and is now reenabled.

  • We fixed this regression that was a result of Mica on Windows 11 being turned on when Wincomp is off.

  • We fixed an issue with the WEBSERVICE worksheet function, where Excel would stop working in rare cases when calculations are canceled by the user.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the alignment of a previous comment changed from right to left when posting a new comment with right alignment.

Version 2112: November 19

Version 2112 (Build 14712.20000)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • Record: Make your presentations more impactful by recording videos with narration. Learn more

  • Export: Bring all the components of the presentation together for easy sharing and viewing. Exported video includes all recorded timings, narrations, ink, and laser pointer gestures. Video also preserves animations, transitions, and media.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue so that the default control is the text field, and users can start typing as soon as the dialog opens.

  • We fixed an issue where interacting with form controls could cause Excel to close unexpectedly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where pasting text in a comment would unnecessarily add a new line.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly upon opening a file.

Version 2112: November 12

Version 2112 (Build 14706.20000)


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the filter dropdown arrows stopped working when the sheet was zoomed in.

  • We fixed an issue where newly created PivotTables could lose custom settings if the data source range was changed.

  • We fixed an issue where certain formula results weren't updated after their inputs had changed.

  • We fixed an issue with the LOGEST worksheet function, where a transient overflow error was not handled and cleared, and was incorrectly picked up for unrelated subsequent calculations.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where received emails that users sent to themselves (the same email address) rendered a blank message body.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where progress lines aren't being drawn correctly when a summary task is at 0% complete.

  • We fixed an issue where, when tasks are rescheduled in Project, manually scheduled tasks may be scheduled earlier than they should be.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the cursor does not appear in the reply box when inserting a new comment if any pane is open on the right side of the document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where explanations for TrialNotificationBarDismissed, DateHigh, and DateLow DWORDS were removed.

Version 2111: November 05

Version 2111 (Build 14630.20000)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • PowerPoint Accessibility Ribbon: Making your presentation accessible to people with disabilities requires knowledge, compassion, and special tools. The new Accessibility ribbon in PowerPoint helps you accomplish this by bringing all the tools you need together in one place.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the original icon of the app was not displaying correctly if the source file was from a OneDrive location and the file name contained HTML encoding characters when adding an Excel, Word, or PowerPoint embedded object into an Excel file.

  • We fixed an issue where apply name for defined name wasn't working for dynamic array.

  • We fixed an issue where the text in an Excel cell cannot be seen in live preview under certain conditions.

  • We fixed an issue where switching sheets may cause the sheet tabs to not display properly.

  • We fixed a visual glitch when clicking and dragging to select a range of cells.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the calendar experienced problems when doing a full sync.

  • We fixed an issue where saving Outlook messages to a SharePoint document library would generate an error, due to an Internet connectivity test.

  • We fixed an LDAP Address Book search error generated when there were two LDAP Address Books from different domains.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a Save As operation with AutoSave off saved the changes to the original cloud file rather than creating a new version.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where paste links weren't updating as information in the project changed.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where writing a comment that mixes language directions (like English and Hebrew) resulted in the word order appearing incorrectly.

  • We fixed an issue with large URLs where a link could not be opened if its length exceeded a specific character limit.

  • We fixed an issue of a persisting zoom level when relaunching and opening documents saved at different zoom levels.

  • We fixed an issue related to page width when closing the comments pane with page width zoom selected.

  • We fixed an issue where anchor highlights aren't removed from a modern comment when the cursor moves off of it.

  • We fixed an issue where Word goes unresponsive when selecting and right-clicking a content control locked against deletion.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Excel was unable to open a workbook saved from a workbook opened with Application Guard.

Version 2111: October 29

Version 2111 (Build 14623.20002)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where importing a query, then selecting a range in the new worksheet and loading from that range, would cause the query editor to open with the wrong table name.

  • We fixed an issue causing rendering errors when teleporting great distances in the grid (such as when using Ctrl + arrow key).

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong end date for an all-day event was appearing in Calendar view.

  • We fixed an issue where the Windows Explorer would close unexpectedly when doing a “File - Send-To – Mail recipient.”

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a printout would be cut off (data loss) when the user changed a document in portrait orientation from a bigger paper size to a smaller paper size.

  • We fixed an issue so the app will no longer prompt for a password to modify it if the user explicitly opens the file in read-only mode.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that caused auto-scroll mode to not function.

  • We fixed an issue with co-authoring mode where a revision might not be saved.

  • We fixed an issue where a graphic could be missing in certain documents.

  • We fixed an issue where certain font styles were not being mapped appropriately when pasting text as "Keep text only."

  • We fixed an issue where a mail-merge formatted document couldn't be saved in .doc format.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the PowerPoint app would stop responding and the error message "ERROR_TOO_MANY_FILES" would appear.

  • We fixed an issue so that Eyedropper functionality is enabled in documents opened with limited permissions.

  • We fixed an issue in which animated GIFs cropped to a non-rectangular shape would not animate in PowerPoint’s Slide Show presentation mode.

  • We added an option to the Record Slide Show dialog to remove the prompt to Export to Video on closing.

Version 2111: October 22

Version 2111 (Build 14613.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a query update caused Excel to stop responding.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Like Button did not appear for Group emails if user opens an Inbox email and closes it before going to Groups.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would display fewer contact lists/contact groups in suggestions than expected.

PowerPoint

  • We have fixed an issue where copying an embedded object caused the embedded object to save, as well as re-saving the containing document (which created a new version if AutoSave was enabled).

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some tables spanning multiple pages would bounce up and down (due to redrawing) in a no-margin page view.

Version 2111: October 15

Version 2111 (Build 14609.20000)

Feature updates

Word

  • Improved Coauthoring Error Recovery Experience: An improved recovery experience to quickly restore users back to a connected state after experiencing coauthoring errors.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the word "Column" disappeared from the Cell Format ribbon dropdown menu on mouse over.

  • We fixed an issue where localized characters were rendering too small in a worksheet tab (issue only present for users with the Fluent UI Coming Soon toggle enabled).

  • We fixed an issue related to a workbook with many custom views with Freeze Panes that was causing Excel to stop responding immediately after launch.

  • We fixed an issue where the user was seeing the Music data type button but the artists were not converting.

  • We fixed an issue where hitting the hot key "e" for Filter would conflict with Search on the context menu.

Outlook

  • We fixed a sync failure that was occurring when generating a preview.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would stop responding when conducting a search.

  • We fixed an issue where default sensitivity labels were not getting applied on encrypted emails.

  • We fixed an issue where an invite would go out to attendees but would not be saved to the Organizer's calendar.

  • We fixed an issue where an "Encrypt-Only" sensitivity label would not process for all UI languages except EN.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Appointment quick view to be cropped when previewing meeting invitations.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when programmatically adding new tasks to a project via CSOM, the tasks might not be inserted at the correct location if the new task's summary task is collapsed.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the app would stop responding when "at mentioning" (@mention) someone in a comment.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a "wdlor" + GUID query parameter could get added to the end of a link.

  • We fixed an issue affecting the MSI Office 2007 catalyst detection logic, which was causing Visio and Project to be unintentionally removed.

  • We fixed an issue where corrupted SVGs in Office documents fail to render, showing a red X, by substituting an uncorrupted bitmap version of the image.

Version 2111: October 08

Version 2111 (Build 14530.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Update Photo Link in Contact Card: Shows the Update Photo link in your own contact card

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where using a cell reference in a formula caused users to experience high CPU usage.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to reordering bulleted list items using drag and drop.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the application would stop responding when the user selected File > Save As.

  • We fixed an issue where the app would close unexpectedly when the user clicked on comment text while dictating a reply to that comment.

  • We fixed an issue where the Read Aloud playback sometimes jumps to a random location in the document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where an update would stop responding. The update would open Software Center as expected; it would start the "download and apply" phase, but then would stop responding and an error would appear: 0x87d00668 ("Software update still detected as actionable after apply").

Version 2110: October 01

Version 2110 (Build 14527.20040)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the row and column header colors on partial selection were not discernible from the fishbowl color in Dark Gray theme (issue only present for users with the Fluent UI Coming Soon toggle enabled).

  • We fixed an issue where users reported it was difficult to tell the selected tabs from the non-selected tabs in the Office light themes (issue only present for users with the Fluent UI Coming soon toggle enabled).

  • We fixed an issue in the Excel macro language in which the alert dialog box did not show in the proper type.

  • We fixed an issue with number formats used in Data Type property values for non-English regional system settings.

  • We fixed an issue where, in some cases, the top rows could appear duplicated in worksheets with Freeze Panes enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where the BizUD Gothic Japanese font was rendering differently between Office applications.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of Outlook's Shared Calendar Improvements feature to experience high CPU usage.

  • We fixed an issue where a delegate cannot see organizer details in Scheduling Assistant.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the sub-menu opened in the wrong place in a slideshow.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the document was appearing and disappearing in a flicker motion.

  • We fixed an issue where emails forwarded with long image URLs wouldn't display.

  • We fixed an issue where the BizUD Gothic Japanese font was rendering differently between Office applications.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Excel now has more control about the input events and users can explicitly decide when they want to start a PTP gesture.

Version 2110: September 24

Version 2110 (Build 14517.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel's enclosed numeric characters show as question marks.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the sensitivity tab was disabled in the frame-control window for some users.

  • We fixed an issue where search did not include items from an online archive mailbox.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the beforetaskchange event would fire twice and included incorrect information when the predecessors field changed.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where changes failed to sync and progress was lost in both the synced file and the locally backed up file.

  • We fixed an issue where Word would become slow to respond while using a high CPU percentage.

  • We fixed an issue where AutoCorrect was not working in Modern Comments.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where a user can't open an .xls/.ppt/.doc file in a folder that was synced from a SharePoint folder with read permission.

  • We fixed an issue in Excel where the error ERROR_DISK_FULL would appear before maintenance would begin.

Version 2110: September 17

Version 2110 (Build 14509.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Default sensitivity labels now apply to existing unlabeled documents: Fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label would not be applied to existing unlabeled documents.

PowerPoint

  • Default sensitivity labels now apply to existing unlabeled documents: Fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label would not be applied to existing unlabeled documents.

Word

  • Default sensitivity labels now apply to existing unlabeled documents: Fixed an issue where the default sensitivity label would not be applied to existing unlabeled documents.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused an insufficient memory warning to appear when copying and pasting content.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where ink would not be displayed when a PowerPoint slide was pasted in another program.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Visual Basic Applications (VBA) OrganizerMoveItem method that is used to move custom field information from one project to another to not work properly when the Name parameter is omitted.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Save indicator to stop responding.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that negatively impacted the typing speed in an email or document when an animated GIF was playing.

Version 2110: September 10

Version 2110 (Build 14503.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • DLP policy tips in Word/Excel/PowerPoint: Additional sensitive information types configured as part of OneDrive and SharePoint data loss prevention (DLP) policies can now be detected by the app to show a policy tip. This update also brings accuracy improvements and globalization support. Learn more

Outlook

  • Use your voice to send email and @mention people: In our increasingly busy world, dictating your emails in Outlook has become a very popular way to improve your efficiency. We’ve now made this feature even more powerful by adding specific voice commands, enabling you to add people to an email, mention (@name) someone in a message, and send the mail—all using only your voice.
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • DLP policy tips in Word/Excel/PowerPoint: Additional sensitive information types configured as part of OneDrive and SharePoint data loss prevention (DLP) policies can now be detected by the app to show a policy tip. This update also brings accuracy improvements and globalization support. Learn more

Word

  • DLP policy tips in Word/Excel/PowerPoint: Additional sensitive information types configured as part of OneDrive and SharePoint data loss prevention (DLP) policies can now be detected by the app to show a policy tip. This update also brings accuracy improvements and globalization support. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where automatic sensitivity labeling was not working for a few GCC-H tenants.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where double-clicking to save an untrusted attachment would fail to save to network locations.

  • We fixed an issue where messages created via Send To do not get default sensitivity labels.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where attempting to turn on AutoSave for files with unsupported extensions saved to OneDrive or SharePoint would show the Share dialog.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, if the decimal separator isn't a period, enterprise resources can't be saved when an enterprise number custom field is updated.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the ampersand character was incorrectly shown as an underline in the data types card.

Version 2109: September 03

Version 2109 (Build 14430.20030)

Feature updates

Word

  • Office apps now support OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3: ODF 1.3 brought many improvements to the OpenDocument format and these are now supported in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (file extensions .odt, .ods, and .odp).
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where special characters were included in error messages.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue in which some character sets were not displaying correctly in sheet tabs

  • We fixed an issue where the Find/Replace dialog only saved history for Find and not Replace (the dialog was not saving the history of what was replaced when Replace occurred).

  • We fixed a rendering issue in worksheets with Freeze Panes enabled for certain scrolling scenarios.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the app stopped responding with large number of groups.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Room Finder to fail to load.

  • We fixed an issue where Mail subject prepopulated with unexpected characters when created from mail link in contact card.

  • We fixed an issue that caused reminders to intermittently display late and show the wrong time in the dialog.

  • We fixed an issue that caused deleted meeting invitations to intermittently re-surface for some users.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the slide size can change during print preview.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when programmatically adding new tasks to a project, the tasks may not be inserted at the correct location if the new task's summary task is collapsed.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where, during the uploading of a file, the application stopped responding and the document was not syncing.

  • We fixed an issue related to the app stops responding when calling DCompositionCreateDevice.

  • We fixed an issue where the app was not showing the page numbers accurately for the Chapters/Documents in the inserted Table of Contents using RD field codes.

  • We fixed an issue where typing Hiragana with the Japanese input method editor (IME), with the At Mention people picker open, caused the IME to stop working.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Read Aloud neural voice regression stopped responding.

Version 2109: August 27

Version 2109 (Build 14420.20004)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Show multiple mini-months in Calendar To-Do Bar: This feature allows you to show multiple mini-months both horizontally and vertically in the Calendar To-Do bar.

PowerPoint

  • Office apps now support OpenDocument Format (ODF) 1.3: ODF 1.3 brought many improvements to the OpenDocument format and these are now supported in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (file extensions .odt, .ods, and .odp).

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where, under rare circumstances, Excel could stop responding while calculating a workbook.

  • We fixed a stability issue related to graphics during recalculation.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where an unexpected informational notification tip appeared when creating appointments on meetings in Outlook which was not configured by tenant admins.

Publisher

  • We fixed a stability issue related to graphics during recalculation.

Word

  • We fixed a stability issue related to graphics during recalculation.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where pictures copied from Word did not preserve the Lock Aspect Ratio setting when pasted into drawing canvases in other Office applications.

Version 2109: August 20

Version 2109 (Build 14416.20006)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an error that was causing tables dropped into the query design or system relationship window to appear in a different location than where they were dropped.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with the Insert Cells dialog in which double-clicking on one of the options was not applying the selected option and dismissing the dialog.

  • We fixed an issue where scrolling using a mouse wheel or touch pad wasn't working if the last row or column in the sheet was hidden.

  • We fixed a problem where the Analysis ToolPak add-in did not work with certain Automation Security settings.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that was allowing users to be able to download protected attachments.

  • We fixed an error caused when forwarding large or long-running recurring meetings as ICAL.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where enabling auto-save could cause recent edits to temporarily disappear.

  • We fixed an issue with the comments where icons, stickers, and illustrations were not visible if they were pasted along with the text in a comment.

  • We fixed an issue related to exporting a chart as an EMF, so the EMF has editable labels when inserted as a picture in Office.

  • We fixed an issue where Word was failing to render the base-64 encoded, embedded GIFs in the email body.

  • We fixed an issue with non-default ribbon configurations that could lead to the Style Gallery not functioning.

  • We fixed an issue where the Resolve button was disabled when the focus was on a comment.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue related to the following scenario: when using Create Video to export a video from a presentation at the default OneDrive location, an error message would appear saying that the location is not available.

  • We improved behavior during file save to a location requiring user access approval. The Grant Access screen should now appear to allow user access approval.

  • We fixed a performance issue related to inserting or editing rows on some versions of Windows.

  • We fixed an issue where some documents were saving with an incomplete task pane.

Version 2109: August 13

Version 2109 (Build 14405.20002)

Feature updates

Word

  • Track just your changes: Collaborating with others is a key part of producing great content in Word, and the Track Changes feature is an essential part of that process. Previously, when you turned on Track Changes, everyone’s changes were automatically tracked. But sometimes you only want your own changes to be tracked, without forcing this setting on others. Now we’ve given you the power to turn on Track Changes only for yourself. To do so, go to the Review tab and open the dropdown menu on the Track Changes button; then select Just Mine.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where attempting to use the DAO API from non-Office applications would stop responding with "The operating system is not presently configured to run this application."

  • We fixed an issue where, after an error is encountered when pasting records into a subform, data added to the subform is discarded when the form is closed.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused the trend line on charts with logarithmic data to not be smooth.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where replying to a message from an external user with a sensitivity label and we do not apply our sensitivity label default.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the Repeat as Header Row feature in a table was disabled in some cases.

Office Suite

  • We improved behavior during a file Save or Save As to a location requiring user access approval; the Grant Access screen should now appear, to allow user access approval.

Version 2109: August 06

Version 2109 (Build 14329.20000)

Feature updates

Office Suite

  • Use WebP images in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint: WebP is a modern image format that offers better compression for publishing images to the web. We’ve now added support in Office apps for WebP images! Learn More

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with switching separators after a Selection.Parent.Copy call.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel was clearing out the value for HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Common\UserInfo\Company in non-MSI installs of Office.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with the Document.Save command.

Version 2108: July 30

Version 2108 (Build 14326.20004)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Want your workbook to take you places?: Understand the layout of your workbook, see what elements exist, and navigate around quickly using the Navigation pane! Learn more
    See details in blog post

  • Enjoy an improved scrolling experience: Scrolling through your sheet just got smoother when navigating large or very wide cells. Learn more

Outlook

  • Hero answers in search results: Outlook Search Answers is the latest development in search enhancement for Outlook, helping you find exactly what you’re looking for. Now it’s even easier to find the people, files, and calendar events you want, with Outlook surfacing the best answer as a card at the top of the results.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue occurring when saving as XML data (.xml) from workbooks containing an XML map.

  • We fixed an issue where scrolling with touch or a touchpad would revert back to the start of the spreadsheet.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused emails re-sent by a different user to appear to have been sent by the original sender, in organizations where SendFromAliasEnabled is set to True.

  • We fixed an issue where some notifications in Outlook desktop were not actionable when Office is installed on Windows Server 2016.

  • We fixed an issue that caused delegates trying to view forwarded meeting requests in their sent items folder to see the manager's copy of the meeting rather than the delegate's sent item.

  • We made a change to allow administrators to disable Always On Logging on a per-process basis via group policy.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be able to download protected voicemail files.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue to re-enable cropping for pictures inside SmartArt objects.

  • We fixed an issue where, in certain situations, a user was unable to use Paste Special to paste chart content from Excel to PowerPoint.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where, when you applied a view or table, not all of the columns that were supposed to show up actually showed up.

  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't create a visual report if the project had cross-project links and fixed cost.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where cursor may not be visible after a page break

  • We fixed an issue where Word becomes unresponsive on updating 'Table of content' field via VBA when track changes is on.

  • We fixed an issue which inserting GIF will show security notice.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where Fire coauthoring state changed when transitioning to None.

  • We fixed an issue where text was truncated in some languages due to increased text size.

  • We fixed an issue with incorrect text wrapping in task panes for high-DPI displays.

Version 2108: July 23

Version 2108 (Build 14315.20008)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to open or preview emails.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where an exception caused an unexpected close of the application.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the application unexpectedly closed when inserting a link in a comment.

Version 2108: July 16

Version 2108 (Build 14312.20008)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Link to Create Outlook.com Account: When adding an account to Outlook, a link to create a new outlook.com account appears in the window.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where small data markers disappeared when the spreadsheet zoomed out.

  • We fixed an issue where a different workbook was opened when a workbook had to be closed and re-opened because it was modified and checked in by a different user.

  • We fixed an issue for protected files with no label metadata; the label is determined by the protection. Mandatory labeling now uses label metadata and label policy.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where proofing settings didn't persist.

  • We fixed an issue where bullets could disappear from text during co-authoring.

  • We fixed an issue related to saving files.

Version 2108: July 09

Version 2108 (Build 14301.20004)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Turn off Suggested Replies: Outlook makes it easy to reply faster to emails by offering short suggested replies for messages that can be answered with just a few words. Some users may not want to see this option, so it’s now possible to turn the feature off. To do so, select File > Options > Mail, go to the Replies and Forwards section, and clear the Show suggested replies check box.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where a PowerPoint-linked file became unavailable when the source .xlsx file is already running in the background and both files are opened from the ODB local synced folder.

  • We fixed an issue where localized function names will now be recognized when opening CSV files.

Word

  • We fixed an issue related to print size being too small in Word Mobile.

  • We fixed an issue where a file added to a SharePoint document library would inherit the setting "ShowDocument Information Panel" immediately after opening, and it would remain if the file was removed from SharePoint.

  • We fixed an issue where a folder name not ending with "/" was being incorrectly interpreted by the URL parser.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where added DropShadow properties on the search box caused the TitleBar to be too tall, creating layout bugs.

Version 2107: July 02

Version 2107 (Build 14228.20044)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Additional file types supported for the save-as scenario: In addition to saving files, you can save files to other file types.

Outlook

  • REST Forward Meeting Request: Allows users to forward a previously declined meeting for REST shared calendars.

  • Read Aloud just got better: The Read Aloud toolbar features new, natural sounding voice options

PowerPoint

  • Additional file types supported for the save-as scenario: In addition to saving files, you can save files to other file types.

Word

  • Search with your voice: Tap or click the microphone in the search bar to use your voice in Word to find commands, content, and more.

  • More natural voice options for Read Aloud: Try out a new, more natural sounding voice in the Read Aloud toolbar. Learn more

  • Additional file types supported for the save-as scenario: In addition to saving files, you can save files to other file types.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where some users would fail to open into edit mode on password protected files.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the translation options to be disabled for some users. Customers who experienced this bug would have seen their translation options disabled when navigating to File -> Options -> Language. Due to this, they would have been unable to change their preferred translation language and other translation related settings.

  • We fixed an issue relating to "failed to load" response status. The default response flag was set to "None." We didn't show any strings in the UI when hovering over a calendar where we didn't have edit permissions.

  • We fixed an issue where default text increase includes text scaling, so another call of LayoutChanged does not need to be used.

  • We fixed an issue where mailtips were not showing for one-off addresses.

  • We added a registry key to allow for the Voicemail form to be displayed in the UI in Outlook Desktop, due to the retirement of Unified messaging in Exchange Online (https://techcommunity.microsoft.com/t5/exchange-team-blog/retiring-unified-messaging-in-exchange-online/ba-p/608991). For users, enterprises, and organizations that want the Voicemail form to appear, the following registry key needs to be set: [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Outlook\Addins] "AllowVoicemailForm"=dword:00000001

Word

  • We fixed an issue which improves integration with the new commenting pane in Word and JAWS, a popular screen-reading software.

  • We fixed an issue relating to using a different CommentId than lTagNil for cleared selection and highlight.

  • We fixed an issue where the unload queue would become unresponsive.

Office Suite

  • We fixed a localization issue where en-gb, fr-ca, and es-mx will now be matched with their respective parent versions.

  • We fixed an issue where sharing settings between OMEX and ExCatalog were no longer possible, such as for web add-in settings updates to the webextension.xml, since a new webextension file is created. The previous one was only accessed when the add-in was deployed in the original method, or the new solution reference comparison was turned off.

Version 2107: June 25

Version 2107 (Build 14217.20002)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where chart axis values could not be changed if both the thousand and decimal separators use the same symbol.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to SmartArt nodes having Change Shape disabled.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where engagements created in the Project Web App might not load properly in the Project desktop client if the resource name had special characters, such as a semicolon.

  • We fixed an issue where, when the project option “Project should calculate costs” is disabled, then the time-phased cost values might not have been correctly baselined for cost-type resources.

  • We fixed an issue where project-level enterprise custom fields with lookup tables were not showing a value in the Project desktop client.

  • We fixed an issue where saving a local project to Project Web App could change a previously saved baseline.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where enabling auto-save could cause recent edits to temporarily disappear.

  • We fixed an issue with scrolling in the comments pane.

  • We fixed an issue where header/footer text was not clearly visible in print preview when the Office theme was set to black.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks, including digits, would be broken when composing a message in Outlook in a right-to-left language.

Version 2107: June 18

Version 2107 (Build 14210.20004)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Last Sign In / Suspicious Sign In: Outlook now tells you when and where you last signed into your account, and alerts you if any suspicious sign-in activity is detected

  • Read messages with fewer distractions: Make it easier to focus on messages with custom text spacing, page colors, column width, and line focus, by turning on Immersive Reader.


Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue that may cause applications using the Access Database Engine OLEDB API with a database containing links to SharePoint lists to close unexpectedly.

  • Fixed an issue that may cause applications using the Access Database Engine ODBC API to close unexpectedly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where comments became read-only during collaboration.

Version 2107: June 11

Version 2107 (Build 14204.20006)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where extra entries appeared in the Excel Add-in list for some users.

  • We fixed an issue where a saved workbook would appear at the top of the Recent list when saving to an SPO document library.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where copying a link to a paragraph did not always redirect to the correct page.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in which squares appeared when using the Microsoft Word Manuscript Paper Add-in.

  • We fixed an issue in which some pages in print preview were blank.

Version 2106: June 04

Version 2106 (Build 14131.20008)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Data type detection settings: Configure the data type detection behavior when importing data from unstructured sources with Power Query in Excel

Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue that ensures a file saved using the 'Retry Save' button on the bus bar is added to the Recent List.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where character spacing increases for specific fonts when rotating them 90 degrees.

  • We fixed an issue where comment replies were sometimes lost when coauthoring with multiple users.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where the CLP feature previously caused unprompted saves to the SyncBacked file (File synced by OneDrive).

  • We fixed an issue where user is unable to edit files stored in OnPrem servers.

Version 2106: May 28

Version 2106 (Build 14122.20004)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Org Explorer: View and navigate the organization chart.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We removed "RichValue" from Range.valueTypes. Linked Data Types will now return "Error" to match the value of "#VALUE!" returned by Range.values.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to move items across folders in "non-business" licensed Outlook versions.

  • This registry key disables the new Room Finder experience (the same experience as in Outlook for Web) and enables the legacy Room Finder with suggested times.

    Registry Key:

    HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Outlook\Options\Calendar
    REG_DWORD “ShowLegacyRoomFinder”

    0 (default) - Outlook uses new Room Finder OWA Powered eXperience when user clicks 'Room Finder' button to search for available rooms
    1 - Outlook uses legacy Room Finder UI to search for available rooms

Project

  • We fixed an issue where assignments on manually scheduled tasks could be moved to an incorrect date.

  • We fixed an issue where the resource pool was unresponsive and couldn't be opened.

  • We fixed an issue where an error was generated if you created a custom field formula that used the ProjectDate*/ProjectDur* functions with specific date or time parameters.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some comments were not saved when exporting a document to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the editing of a new comment in an unprotected area of a document when Restricted Editing is applied.

  • We fixed an issue related to unneeded scrolling animation.

  • We fixed an issue causing comments pane closed unexpectedly.

  • We fixed an issue that was causing a mismatch between the Editor pane theme and the system theme.

  • We fixed a performance issue related to working with large documents.

Version 2106: May 21

Version 2106 (Build 14117.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Last Sign In / Suspicious Sign In: Outlook now tells you when and where you last signed into your account, and alerts you if any suspicious sign-in activity is detected

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused Dynamic Arrays to not update cell values when referenced by RealTimeData functions.

  • We fixed an issue that impacted the performance of VLOOKUP and INDEX/MATCH when filling a large amount of data.

  • We fixed an issue related to two-finger scrolling when using freeze panes.

  • We fixed an issue related to out of memory issues when printing on large-format printers.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue that prevented copying from the speaker notes pane while in Read Only mode.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where a Save As error message was displayed even after a user chose to discard changes.

  • We fixed an issue that prevented images from being posted in modern comments.

  • We fixed an issue where the Reviewing pane could scroll or appear to scroll but didn't align with selected comment.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the selection in the document to not be cleared when clicking outside a newly created comment.

  • We fixed an issue where comments aren't highlighted when selected.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong field is getting updated when running a macro if editing restrictions are applied.

  • We fixed an issue where some Word files don't open because of corrupt bookmarks.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where signing in with a different account could result in a crash.

Version 2106: May 14

Version 2106 (Build 14107.20000)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see actionable messages either constantly refreshing or reverting back to headers after download when running in Download Headers Only mode.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the people picker in Outlook to expand upwards rather than downwards for users with a perpetual license.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users of custom domains to see a warning message about permissions when pasting a link into an email message.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where pressing key combinations such as ctrl + shift + @ would not produce the expected accented character( in this case, 'å').

  • We fixed an issue related to image compression.

  • We fixed an issue where copying a mail attachment to an application other than Word would fail if the filename included DBCS characters.

  • We fixed an issue where Word sometimes displayed a border around text that should have not been there.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where OneDrive would display a merge error message when there was indeed no merge conflict.

  • We fixed an issue related to z-order of SVG objects when converted to shapes.

Version 2106: May 07

Version 2106 (Build 14029.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that prevented the Name Manager from opening books with a large number of hidden names.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see copies of all of their sent items appearing in their Outbox folder.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook closed unexpectedly when using read aloud with other versions of Windows.

Word

  • We fixed an issue that caused Word closed unexpectedly when using read aloud with other versions of Windows.

Version 2105: April 30

Version 2105 (Build 14026.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Accessibility Checker nudge when sending emails to large DL, external users: We added the functionally to get prompted automatically, through a mailtip, of an accessibility violation while composing an email to large audiences, external users, etc. These settings live in the Ease of Access

Visio

  • AWS stencils and shapes: We now have stencils with the latest AWS shapes to help you create diagrams. Learn more

Word

  • Writing Goals: Writing Goals for WinWord

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that cause Excel to close unexpectedly when moving through comments in the Comments pane.

  • We fixed an issue that caused date formatting to be displayed incorrectly in some languages when using add-ins.

  • We fixed an issue which could cause Excel to close unexpectedly when using Paste Special with formats in certain situations.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where changes done through Planning Wizards weren't always captured by change events.

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to remove projects from the resource pool.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where text formatting remains after removing hyperlinks.

  • We fixed an issue where comments are not displayed after filtering by people.

  • We fixed an issue where Word was unable to perform a Mail Merge with an Access database.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the ability to collapse margins in a document containing multiple columns to be available.

  • We fixed an issue where some characters are not displayed correctly in table cells when there are comments in the document.

  • We fixed an issue where the file format changes occurred when saving documents with the AIP add-in enabled.

  • We fixed an issue where Word would become unresponsive when editing fields.

  • We fixed an issue where users would not be prompted to save documents when using a command (rather than the CTRL+S keyboard shortcut).

  • We fixed an issue where the sensitivity label disappears from a file in Word after uploading the file to SharePoint Online.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue that caused the Dictation button to be misaligned when adding comments to a document.

  • We fixed an issue where using High Contrast mode for extended periods of time would cause Outlook to close unexpectedly.

Version 2105: April 23

Version 2105 (Build 14014.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Import data from dynamic arrays: You can now import, shape and refresh data from dynamic arrays in the current workbook. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue to support backward compatibility with older versions of Excel. The issue may cause a file that is saved in a more recent version of Excel fail to load properly in older versions of Excel due to functions such as IFERROR and XLOOKUP added to Excel since Office 2007.

  • We fixed an issue where some files would occasionally fail to open in Protected View.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the status bar to not indicate a Ready state for some users.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused name resolution to fail when sending on behalf of another user and resolving against an address book that is not the Global Address List.

Word

  • We fixed a issue where placeholder text was clipped in comments when using right-to-left languages.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks including digits would be broken when composing a message in Outlook in a right-to-left language.

  • We fixed an issue where some Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) did not render correctly.

Version 2105: April 16

Version 2105 (Build 14007.20002)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that caused Excel to crash when using 32 bit Office on 64 bit Windows.

  • We fixed an issue that caused Narrator to incorrectly read the properties of two buttons on the Header/Footer tab in the Page Setup dialog box.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to linked pictures.

Version 2105: April 09

Version 2105 (Build 14002.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Accessibility ribbon: Find all of the tools you need to create accessible content in one place - the Accessibility ribbon!

Word

  • Proofing is now available for selected text within the Document: With these changes you can now review spelling, grammar and other intelligent writing suggestions for just the selected text. Additionally you can also review suggestions for the whole document.

Version 2104: April 02

Version 2104 (Build 13929.20016)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Suggested Replies in Outlook for Windows: When you receive an email message that can be answered by a short response, Outlook can suggest three responses you can use to reply with just a couple of clicks.

  • Turn on shared calendar improvements: For shared calendars in Office 365, Outlook can update these calendars using the REST API. Turn on the preview for faster and more reliable updates to shared calendars.


Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue when an external application requests an accessibility interface, it will prevent us from shutting down until they release their reference.

Word

  • In this bug, specific policies weren't being honored by Office (a group of templates were being shown on the Home Page when they should have been disabled). With this fix, the policies are being honored.

  • We fixed an issue in auto save.

  • We made a fix in Application.OnTime where it might not trigger correctly.

Version 2104: March 26

Version 2104 (Build 13919.20002)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to experience Outlook to close unexpectedly when syncing folder hierarchy changes.

Word

  • We fixed an issue which copy and paste styles may not be same in pasted text.

Office Suite

  • Fixed a performance issue related to iteration of text.

Version 2104: March 19

Version 2104 (Build 13913.20000)

Resolved issues

Access

  • This change fixes an issue where in some cases running a SQL Server pass through query could result in an error message indicating that there was an "invalid cursor state".

Excel

  • We fixed a problem that was preventing the ability to paste as formulas on a protected sheet.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if the date format is W4/4, the date picker may show the wrong day and year.

Office Suite

  • Fixes an issue with support of GDI+ LineJoinMiterClipped in Office.

Version 2104: March 12

Version 2104 (Build 13906.20000)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • Insert Flipgrid videos in PowerPoint: PowerPoint will now support insertion of Flipgrid videos in slides.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue in which hyperlinks created using the HYPERLINK function would not work if the file was saved as a PDF document.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with comments during coauthoring.

Version 2103: March 05

Version 2103 (Build 13901.20036)

Feature updates

Excel

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

PowerPoint

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

Word

  • AutoSave and coauthoring on sensitive encrypted documents: Don't trade off productivity for security. With Microsoft Purview Information Protection, documents that are encrypted with sensitivity labels can now be AutoSaved and co-authored with others in real time just like unencrypted documents can. Requires tenant opt-in (more info: https://aka.ms/mipcoauth).

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Corrected an issue where the font would change unexpectedly when using a multiplication or divide sign with a Japanese font. We now continue to use the same font if it supports the character.

  • We fixed an issue that caused some PivotTable formatting to corrupt the workbook when saving to the .xls or .xlt format.

  • We fixed an issue where some notes were unexpectedly shown when opening a workbook.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused non-ASCII characters to export incorrectly when exporting to CSV.

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to look up a contact group with Check Names when composing mail.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where arrows in line charts were not appearing as expected in PowerPoint slideshow mode.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where opening a file protected with a Microsoft Purview Information Protection label can hang indefinitely if the user is not signed in to an identity that has access to the MIP protected label. The user is forced to cancel the open to show the sign-in prompt, and the open only succeeds after that point. Fixing this issue by allowing the sign-in prompt to be shown during open/download.

  • We fixed an issue when using Dictation in the new Word Commenting, the Dictation button in the Comment card now correctly toggles on and off.

  • Fixed an issue where there was no space being inserted between words when users dictated into their document.

  • We fixed an issue when posting multi-line comments typed in RTL caused the 2nd and onward lines to be aligned to the left instead of the right.

  • We fixed an issue where spell check switched between two different spelling correction context menus.

  • We fixed an issue where columns might have overlapping text.

Version 2103: February 26

Version 2103 (Build 13819.20006)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from exporting an Excel workbook to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue where some formatting could be lost when copying a sheet while coauthoring.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see attachments getting duplicated when removing DRM protection.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where task splits may be wrongly created when saving a project from Project web app to a local file. This would happen if a task calendar with non-standard working times was being used.

  • Fixed an issue where if the indicator column is not in the first column spot, when you cut a summary task you aren't warned that the subtasks will also be removed.

  • Fixed an issue where if a user selected the Add Yourself to a Task function on their Timesheet, the correctly resource availability units may not be used on the created assignment.

Word

  • We fixed an issue with alignment of multiple comments.

  • We fixed an issue in Read Aloud task pane keyboard shortcuts.

Office Suite

  • OneDrive places are now filtered out as appropriate per the group policy setting.

  • Fixes an issue related to unresponsiveness that may occur when loading EMF images.

Version 2103: February 19

Version 2103 (Build 13811.20002)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see attachments getting duplicated when removing DRM protection.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if the indicator column is not in the first column spot, when you cut a summary task you aren't warned that the subtasks will also be removed.

  • Fixed an issue where if a user selected the Add Yourself to a Task function on their Timesheet, the correctly resource availability units may not be used on the created assignment.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in Read Aloud task pane keyboard shortcuts.

Version 2103: February 12

Version 2103 (Build 13806.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Microsoft Search powered compose (To\CC\BCC) suggestions: Adding people to the To\CC line is now powered by Microsoft Search.

  • Dictation is available in more languages: Dictation now supports 7 new languages: Hindi, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Thai, Chinese (Taiwan)

Word

  • Dictation is available in more languages: Dictation now supports 7 new languages: Hindi, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Thai, Chinese (Taiwan)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would sometimes close unexpectedly when trying to show the Data Types card due to a not being able to retrieve an image.

PowerPoint

  • Fixes an issue with looping animations and audio bookmarks.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where a task that are 100% complete may revert back to 99% complete.

  • Fixed an issue where Project may close unexpectedly if you are running JAWS and go to the task information dialog.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in AutoSave.

  • We fixed an issue in resolving conflicts while in coauthoring.

Version 2102: February 05

Version 2102 (Build 13801.20004)

Resolved issues

Access

  • You will now see selected tabs clearer in Access.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would stop responding after selecting a data series in a chart.

  • We fixed an issue where pressing Enter with certain keyboards on Android would add a new line rather than moving to the next cell.

  • Fixed an issue related to pictures retaining their aspect ratio during a crop operation.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused mails to be sent as digitally signed after the user unchecked that option.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue related to pictures retaining their aspect ratio during a crop operation.

Word

  • Fixed an issue related to pictures retaining their aspect ratio during a crop operation.

  • We fixed an issue which the comment may be truncated with links.

  • We fixed an issue with conflict mode when coauthoring.

  • We fixed an issue in saving to SharePoint Online

  • We fixed an issue in exporting Word document to PDF.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue where Office would in some circumstances present sensitivity labels for one signed-in account when it should present sensitivity labels for a different signed-in account.

Version 2102: January 29

Version 2102 (Build 13721.20008)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed a problem where Excel would unexpectedly quit when you added a Name in the Define Name dialog.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the encryption icon to fail to display for emails sent using the Encrypt Only option.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where projects with long Cyrillic names could not be opened through Project Center.

Version 2102: January 22

Version 2102 (Build 13714.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Outlook

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Word

  • Government customers: Apply sensitivity labels to your documents and emails: Sensitivity labeling features are now available for customers in the GCC and GCC-H environments. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixes issue where certain charts using discontinuous ranges of cells would not load when files are re-opened.

  • Fixes an issue where Excel would fail to launch or crash unexpectedly if certain Windows Security exploit protection settings (SimExec, CallerCheck) are in use.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue related to displaying emojis with color.

Word

  • This fixes an issue that prevented real-time typing and presence from being restored after loosing internet connectivity for a period of time.

  • We fixed an issue with coauthoring.

Version 2102: January 15

Version 2102 (Build 13707.20008)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Share to Teams: Share an email or a conversation from Outlook to a person or channel in Teams.

Visio

  • Ready-made graphics for your diagrams: Choose from a large library of icons, stock photo images, cutout people, and stickers that you can add to your Visio drawings. Learn more

Resolved issues

Project

  • Fixed an issue where when a cost resource was assigned to a milestone task, baseline cost didn't rollup correctly.

Word

  • Fixing a failure when running the VBA macro ExportAsFixedFormat2 fails with an error stating "Presentation (unknown member) illegal value".

Version 2102: January 08

Version 2102 (Build 13704.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Dictation just got better: It's now easier to create content with your voice with the new dictation toolbar, voice commands, and auto-punctuation support

Word

  • Dictation just got better: It's now easier to create content with your voice with the new dictation toolbar, voice commands, and auto-punctuation support

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We have fixed an issue where Preview of embedded Excel range in PowerPoint shows incorrect size.

Version 2101: January 01

Version 2101 (Build 13624.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Mandatory Labeling: Users with the Mandatory Labeling policy set their Admins will be required to label their documents and emails.

PowerPoint

  • Mandatory Labeling: Users with the Mandatory Labeling policy set their Admins will be required to label their documents and emails.

Word

  • Mandatory Labeling: Users with the Mandatory Labeling policy set their Admins will be required to label their documents and emails.

Resolved issues

OneNote

  • This change addresses a rendering issue affecting OneNote.

Outlook

  • This change enables Outlook to take advantage of an Exchange server setting that suppresses the display of the Exchange Online Archive Mailbox to end users.

PowerPoint

  • This change addresses an issue with Merge Shapes working with text.

Word

  • Fix to make Modern comments more robust.

  • Fixed an issue when editing commenting post with @mention.

  • Comment drafts disappears when creating a new Word instance.

  • Fix and issue with nested scrollbars in the comments pane.

Version 2101: December 25

Version 2101 (Build 13617.20002)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Update so that decimal and thousands separators settings carryover when copying a chart from Excel and pasting into Word

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would close unexpectedly when opening UNC files that have invalid file attributes (creation time, modified time, etc.)

  • This change addresses an issue related to changing outline colors of SVG images.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused users to be unable to specify how long they wanted to allow access for when starting a mail merge from Word, resulting in them getting excess prompts.

  • We fixed an issue that caused a Outlook to close unexpectedly for users of Redemption based Add-ins.

PowerPoint

  • This change addresses an issue related to changing outline colors of SVG images.

Word

  • This change addresses an issue related to changing outline colors of SVG images.

  • Fixes an issue where the reply box on a comment card is off the screen.

Version 2101: December 18

Version 2101 (Build 13610.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Outlook

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

PowerPoint

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Word

  • Send audit data about sensitivity labeling to M365 administrators: When users apply, change, or remove sensitivity labels on their documents and emails, Office will send up audit data to the M365 audit backend for administrators to see. This is a silent functionality (no UI) for administrator benefit.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Made a performance improvement when applying formatting styles to pivot tables.

Outlook

  • We fixed and issue that caused users to be unable to select more than one category to search.

  • We fixed an issue that caused the start time of some calendar items to change unexpectedly when the event is copied from another appointment.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where users open projects which have supposedly been saved with updated information, but find the updates are is missing.

Word

  • Fix animation when typing on the bottom of a comment card.

  • We fixed an issue where Word hangs when saving document to PDF with hidden text.

Version 2101: December 11

Version 2101 (Build 13604.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Your Outlook settings in the cloud: Choose your Outlook for Windows settings like Automatic Replies, Focused Inbox, and Privacy, and get to them on any PC.

Word

  • Better collaboration with modern comments: Add comments to objects, @mention colleagues, and resolve comment threads for a better collaboration experience. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would incorrectly show a message bar that a new version of the file is available and force the user to save their changes in a copy of the workbook or discard their changes.

  • Fixed an issue with switching separators after a Selection.Parent.Copy call.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused plain text S/MIME messages to become garbled when sending.

PowerPoint

  • This change addresses an issue with looping background videos playback in Slide Show.

  • We have fixed an issue where font size command, added in QAT, auto completes to the nearest defined font size while updating it.

Word

  • We fixed an issue around deleting modern comments in a content control that is marked as not editable.

Version 2012: December 04

Version 2012 (Build 13530.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Build in time between back-to-back meetings: Give attendees time to catch their breath or travel between locations by setting meetings to start 5-10 min late by default. Learn more

Visio

  • New Azure stencils and shapes: We've added many more stencils to help you create up-to-date Azure diagrams. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where editing in languages that require use of IME would behave poorly when editing in overwrite mode.

  • Fixed a broken hyperlink to a help article in an alert in case Autosave becomes disabled.

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would close unexpectedly when copying and pasting data in formula view.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused SmartLinks to lose their formatting when saved to drafts.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where opening a project with a lot of resources was taking a long time.

  • Fixed an issue where specific projects could be opened if there was an issue with the project file in a specific part of load.

Word

  • Paste as plain text is often preferred to pasting as rich text. This context menu fix allows the user to paste as plain text. Else the user would have to copy into a plain-text editor like Notepad and then copy from Notepad into the desired target app

Version 2012: November 27

Version 2012 (Build 13519.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This fixes an issue where Power Pivot wasn't able to correctly import a tab-delimited text file.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that was causing users to experience some issues when sending Outlook mail from applications other than Outlook.

PowerPoint

  • This change addresses an issue related to timeouts experienced during ink analysis.

  • This change addresses a grammatical error in the Create an Animated GIF user interface.

  • Fixed an issue where some corrupt PowerPoint files were not opening correctly, even after a document repair operation.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where users may see multiple unassigned assignments associated with a task.

  • Fixed an issue where in large projects it can be very slow to enter a task name.

Version 2012: November 20

Version 2012 (Build 13512.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Every meeting online: Make it easier to schedule online meetings with a new setting to make all your meetings online by default.

PowerPoint

  • Video Library: Elevate your documents with a library of curated, royalty-free video footage available in-app

Resolved issues

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where the presence indicator for an unknown coauthor does not get completely refreshed, once more information about the coauthor is available.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word hangs when saving document to PDF with hidden text.

Version 2012: November 13

Version 2012 (Build 13510.20004)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the Insert Object command does not show the correct icon when inserting a file from OneDrive local sync folder.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that caused the To: field to be blank in task status reports.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed a VBA issue where Slide.Shapes.AddMediaObject2 crashing with legacy video formats (MPG-1,Mpeg-2).

Project

  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't delete dependencies on the deliverables if the SharePoint site the deliverable was associated with no longer existed.

  • We fixed an issue where users open projects which have supposedly been saved with updated information, but find the updates are is missing.

Word

  • We fixed an issue related to pictures becoming blurry while zooming.

  • We fixed an issue where long hyperlinks were getting truncated.

Version 2012: November 06

Version 2012 (Build 13430.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Unhide many sheets at the same time: No need to unhide one sheet at a time anymore -- unhide multiple hidden sheets at once. Learn more

Outlook

  • Same signature, all devices: Your signature is stored in the cloud. Create it once and use it everywhere you use Outlook.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where some Ribbon elements were not localized in Simplified Chinese.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel terminated unexpectedly when updating.

Outlook

  • We fixed and issue where adding an attachment to a message opened from a zip file would fail.

Version 2011: October 30

Version 2011 (Build 13426.20004)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Improved Conditional Formatting dialogs: Conditional Formatting dialogs are now resizable, and now you can duplicate the rule with a single click. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue when using DAO from non-Office applications would cause the application to close unexpectedly.

Excel

  • Fixed a problem with Power Pivot when using a connection to an Oracle database.

  • We fixed an issue where Excel terminated unexpectedly when the process of MTR calc and Group Policy Object update (e.g. via Remote Group Policy Refresh) was triggered.

  • This change fixes a bug, which causes a failure in Excel on attempt to load an atomsvc file.

  • We fixed an issue which Word appears to hang when insert Excel workbook into Word document.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where a mailbox owner wasn't able to manage Shared permission for their own Calendar as the option was greyed out.

  • We fixed an issue where saving email templates as .OFT changed Chinese characters to question marks.

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook was not able to create a message with restricted permission.

  • Addressed an issue which caused Outlook to stop working sporadically when adding or saving attachments.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where grid lines were getting shifted from slides when closing design pane.

  • We fixed an issue where the scroll bar in the slide starts adjusting itself after stopping screen recording with selection pane opened.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where when you save a project from PWA to a local mpp file, the ProjectBeforeTaskChangeEvent fires for data that wasn't actually changed by the user.

  • Fixed an issue where resource engagements searched for a resource by name instead of GUID which would cause issues if there were multiple resources with the same name.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where clicking comment hint didn't zoom out to show comment card in view.

  • We fixed a layout issue which the line between columns might have shifted.

  • We fixed an issue which Word appears to hang when insert Excel workbook into Word document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in the Office Deployment Tool where configuration was failing when using the RemoveMSI feature with the Office 2007 "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" product present.

Version 2011: October 23

Version 2011 (Build 13415.20002)

Feature updates

PowerPoint

  • Rehearse your presentation with Presenter Coach: Get feedback on the things that help keep an audience engaged — like pacing, pitch, filler words, sensitive phrases, and more. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where some users were seeing the "system resource exceeded" error when they tried to export a query from their synced OneDrive folder.

  • We fixed an issue where 'auto'-switching between form windows was switching to another form.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue when pasting a URL copied from meeting location to somewhere else (such as a browser), the URL contains a semicolon at the end.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue when duplicating slideshow to secondary monitor, the slideshow may hide behind other window.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where Project may terminate unexpectedly on opening files where resource contours were specified in a certain manner.

Word

  • We fixed an issue in Track Changes which sometimes opening Word document might display error dialog.

  • We fixed a print issue when sensitivity label with watermarks are applied.

Version 2011: October 16

Version 2011 (Build 13408.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

Outlook

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

Word

  • SVG Clipboard Support: You can now paste SVG content from Office into 3rd party apps. Learn more

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to delete appointments in Calendar of Microsoft 365 Groups in Basic Auth.

  • We fixed an issue where starting Outlook failed while loading nickname cache.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where in content placeholder icon next to Pictures didn't have a tooltip.

  • We have fixed an issue where Protected view of slide show, shown by pptsx file, allows screen capture of IRM protected document.

Version 2011: October 09

Version 2011 (Build 13406.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Create Power Platform dataflows from queries: You can now export your queries into Power Query templates that can be used to create new Power Platform dataflows

PowerPoint

  • Export animated GIF in a range: Select a range of slides when exporting to animated GIF

  • Create GIFs with Transparent Backgrounds: When exporting to an Animated GIF, a new option will allow you to make the background transparent.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Filename was not changing after a SaveAs operation with COM add-ins enabled.

  • We fixed an issue when Auto-Save fails with incorrect/misleading error message when there's a bad measure definition in the Excel data model.

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where quick print for image attachments resulted in error, "Windows can't find this picture. Check the location, and then try again".

  • Fixes an issue that caused some users to see Outlook to start in an Offline state until they manually chose to work online.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the NewVal in the ProjectBeforeTaskChagne event doesn't have the correct value if a lag is changed within a Task Form type view.

  • Fixed an issue where if you have a task list in a project site and group the task list, you will not be able to quick edit the task list.

  • Fixed an issue where if you update an enterprise resource via CSOM, resource max units may be lost.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where SSO API interactive Sign-In was returning an error code.

Version 2010: October 02

Version 2010 (Build 13328.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Use the Advanced Dialog to Create Data Types: The Advanced Dialog allows you to manually select the columns which combine the Data Type you are creating.

Resolved issues

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where a user was unable to select and copy notebook URL from textbox in OutSpace File > Info.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused automatically generated emails to be sent with a blank body when the subject is blank.

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong folder guid is cached for folders.

  • When a user copy-and-pastes an email address into the recipient field with the display name, the email address wasn't always parsed correctly and caused a warning about an invalid email address to appear. It's been fixed so the name and email address are parsed correctly so the warning is no longer shown.

  • We fixed an issue where online shared folders did not return parent folder name. Instead of failing, it returned an empty path which incorrectly went to the primary account.

  • We fixed an issue where track changes turned on after reopening draft from read-only preview pane.

  • We fixed an issue where the Save As option was not available for classic attachments.

  • We fixed an issue to provide a user a way to customize justification text when overriding a policy.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint was not exporting rectangle bullet points while exporting to PDF.

  • We fixed an issue that If you are on the last slide and if you swipe to the next slide after pressing 'End Session' and before the summary shows up, the End-Session dialog is visible on the summary page as well.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash if you apply a group by to the Resource Usage or Sheet view and then insert a column.

  • Fixed an issue where if you have custom fields with formulas and are using earned value, you may notice performance delays switching views and opening project/task details.

  • Fixed an issue where the ConsolidateProjects VBA method may file if you try to add the same project multiple times and have AttachToSources set to false.

  • Fixed an issue where if you have eventing code running and try to make changes through a Task Form view, clicking the OK button may not commit the changes.

Version 2010: September 25

Version 2010 (Build 13318.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Create Data Types with Power Query: Create rich data types with Power Query from any data source

Outlook

  • User Experience Updates for Tasks: A visual refresh of task items

  • Save time while composing messages: Outlook shows you writing suggestions that help you compose messages quickly. To accept the suggestion, just use the Tab key.

Word

  • Microsoft Editor pane gets an update in Word for desktop: We have upgraded the current experience with the Editor pane in Word for desktop clients.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where scrollbar position was not set correctly when loading query/relationship window saved while scrolled.

  • We fixed an issue where Add Table Task Pane was not displaying names containing '&' correctly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where multi-level category manual interval was not working in charts.

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a hang when refreshing OLAP PivotTables.

  • We fixed an issue where adding to a table used for Data Validation did not update options for all sheets in the workbook.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote didn't honor High Contrast colors in the canvas for custom themes.

  • We fixed an issue when you hover over green color in notebook color selector, the pop up reads "red chalk".

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where linked excel chart incorrectly changes to excel sheet when user changes the source path to local OneDrive folder.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where links to workflow enabled files were not opening as expected.

Version 2010: September 18

Version 2010 (Build 13312.20006)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Proofread your messages with Editor: You can now get grammar and other style suggestions in your emails for Outlook 64-bit users. Look for underlined words to see Editor’s suggestions to refine your writing.

  • Break the language barrier with a built-in translator: Add-ins for translation aren't required anymore! In a message, right-click to translate specific words, phrases, or the whole message.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue with 2D Map Charts where using VBA to set the colors for the max, mid, and min values for a series was not working.

  • Fixed an issue when the Office language was set to Spanish, in which data validation lists may not show all the items in the list.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause an error that "Excel ran out of resources while attempting to calculate one or more formulas".

  • Fixed an issue where ChartSheet crashed in some cases when a formula is entered through formula bar.

Outlook

  • When a user copy-and-pastes an email address into the recipient field with the display name, the email address wasn't always parsed correctly and caused a warning about an invalid email address to appear. It's been fixed so the name and email address are parsed correctly so the warning is no longer shown.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where a user tapping on a tracked change (insertion/deletion) would bring up a comment pop-out.

  • We fixed an issue with deleting comment callouts in Word.

  • We fixed an issue with Outlook with message set to Do not forward.

  • We fixed an issue with saving Word document that contains citation and equation.

Version 2010: September 11

Version 2010 (Build 13304.20000)

Feature updates

Access

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Excel

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

OneNote

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Outlook

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

PowerPoint

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Project

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Publisher

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Visio

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Word

  • Office can follow your Windows 10 Dark Mode setting: Using Windows 10 in Dark Mode? Office can now switch themes to match automatically - just choose "Use system setting" as your Office Theme.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where there could be a noticeable delay when switching between worksheets with large amounts of data when 'Page Break Preview' was enabled.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue with emails being hidden after turning Focused Inbox off and doing a sort.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where GIF's would animate only once in the editor and slide shows.

Version 2010: September 04

Version 2010 (Build 13301.20004)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Pinning email: This feature helps users keep track of mails they need to go back to you or have as a reminder by keeping them at the top of the message list.

  • Receive email suggestions when searching by person: As you type your search terms in Outlook, you'll receive the most relevant emails surfaced in the suggestions.

  • Receive email suggestions when searching by person: As you type your search terms in Outlook, you'll receive the most relevant emails surfaced in the suggestions.

  • Microsoft Editor gets an upgrade for Word and Outlook desktop clients: We are introducing a new click-to-review model for Editor's spelling ,grammar and advanced style suggestions. This change also includes a new dedicated card surface for reviewing the suggestions.

Word

  • Microsoft Editor gets an upgrade for Word and Outlook desktop clients: We are introducing a new click-to-review model for Editor's spelling ,grammar and advanced style suggestions. This change also includes a new dedicated card surface for reviewing the suggestions.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where if you opened a file containing the LET function, it would display the alert: "We found a problem with content in "your file.xlsx". Do you want us to try to recover as much as we can? If you trust the source of this workbook, click Yes".
  • We fixed a crash related to XLAM add-in references and named ranges.
  • We fixed an issue where users could not modify a PivotTable filter because it was set to a value that was no longer present in an Analysis Services database.
  • We fixed an issue where if a user applied a custom style to a dynamic array, they would get the error: "You can't change part of an array". This was a legacy restriction that has been removed.
  • We fixed an issue where the Excel formula bar would not render completely after connection to a device was lost, such as a remote session connect/disconnect or a monitor change.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which provides more flexibility in enabling / disabling the default logging options via Group Policy.
  • We fixed an issue where the Legacy Domain Name for an email sender was preserved and displayed after a draft of the email was moved between mailboxes with assistant permissions and manager permissions.
  • We fixed an issue that caused some users to see Outlook to start in an Offline state until they manually chose to work online.
  • We fixed an issue where running the VBA code ActiveInspector.CommandBars.ExecuteMso("ShowSchedulingPage") after enabling the Single Line Ribbon (SLR) would result in a runtime error.
  • We fixed an issue where the 'OK' and 'Cancel' buttons on the Automatic Replies dialog would not be visible on a system with a high resolution (such as 1750 x 1920) combined with a large text size (such as 175%).
  • We fixed a condition where sending a meeting request from an empty contact group to another contact group would result in a crash.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a crash when opening certain very large emails.
  • We fixed an issue where if Group Policy requires an Add-in to be always enabled, then monitoring add-in's becomes unavailable in order to prevent users from disabling the Add-in.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where videos were not playing automatically in slideshows.
  • We fixed an issue where after booting PowerPoint, inserting a slide and opening and closing the comments pane, the slides in the thumbnail pane displayed as being overlapped.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where if a resource has multiple cost rate tables, the remaining cost may not be calculated correctly.
  • We fixed an issue where the Project finish date wasn't getting updated for projects connected to SharePoint tasks list.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the Comment card would display a border around the comment text if the user clicked on the comment.
  • We fixed an issue where the focus would not go to the comment pane if the document was zoomed to 160% or more and the comment pane was not visible.
  • We fixed an issue where the comments on one document would be displayed on other open documents after switching between the multiple open documents.
  • We fixed an issue where if a user created a comment draft anchored to a line already containing committed comments, then the draft was arranged in the wrong order relative to the committed comment in the SideTrack.
  • We fixed an issue where long links were not being wrapped when saving a document to HTML format.
  • We fixed an issue with macros in which AutoOpen runs before AutoExec.

Version 2009: August 28

Version 2009 (Build 13219.20004)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be able to send email content that had a "Do Not Forward" policy applied to OneNote when selecting more than one message.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the functionality to insert a video was disabled.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the user could not exit the Header/Footer when selecting a comment.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented users from seeing comment threads that exceeded the sidetrack boundary because scrolling through the sidetrack was not working.
  • We fixed an issue where searching for resolved comments in the sidetrack pane was not working.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in the Office Deployment Tool where configuration was failing when using the RemoveMSI feature with the Office 2007 "Microsoft Application Error Reporting" product present.
  • We fixed an issue in the Compress Picture dialog where some user-selected DPI settings are not retained.

Version 2009: August 21

Version 2009 (Build 13212.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Action Pen in Excel: Pen Tool to help you handwrite and make quick edits to your data

Outlook

  • Delete conversation by message owner: This feature allows you to delete a conversation by message owner.

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where connections to an ODBC database were not working with third party applications.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where using a macro to set the FormulaR1C1 property for a range, the cell references would be incorrect if a chart sheet was the active sheet.
  • We fixed an issue where inking could cause Excel to become unresponsive.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where users can now disable IRM (Information Rights Management) for Outlook without having to disable it for the rest of the Office applications.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word could crash after comments were deleted.
  • We fixed an issue where in some cases, bullets are not displaying correctly in email.

Version 2009: August 14

Version 2009 (Build 13205.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where if a user typed a formula name including the parenthesis and invoked help via F1, the help topic specific to that formula would not be displayed.
  • Fixed an issue where macros assigned to buttons were broken after restoring an older version of the file.

Outlook

  • This change fixes an issue where the Meeting page would continue to be displayed after the user switched tabs from the Meeting page to the Scheduling Assistant page.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the bullet picture icon didn't display correctly.

Version 2009: August 07

Version 2009 (Build 13130.20000)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the user account attributes in Active Directory for "otherTelephone" and "otherHomePhone" were not mapped to the corresponding Outlook LDAP attributes.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where users were seeing the ribbon/title bar not being displayed under certain conditions.

Version 2008: July 31

Version 2008 (Build 13127.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

Outlook

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

Word

  • Insert your iPhone photos directly into Office: HEIC pictures from your phone now insert seamlessly into Office. No conversion required.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • This fix addresses the issue where trying to run certain queries have previously produced the error message 'Query is too complex.'

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where if the order of a chart series was changed, the corresponding checkbox aligned with the series was not reordered along with the series.
  • We fixed an issue where a copy of an image with a radial gradient fill did not match the original.

Outlook

  • This fix addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a signature when replying to a digitally rights managed message from an inspector window when the user did not have Owner permissions on the message being replied to.
  • This fix addresses an issue that was causing Outlook to fail to display line breaks properly in markdown content.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a copy of an image with a radial gradient fill did not match the original.
  • We fixed an issue where the Forms button in PowerPoint did not allow the creation of Forms when access to the Office Store was not permitted.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where for a SharePoint tasks list, the ribbon buttons on the second tab may be disabled.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where a copy of an image with a radial gradient fill did not match the original.
  • We fixed an issue where if a comment was added to track a change, the revisions pane would unexpectedly open.
  • We fixed an issue where links to documents were not being inserted to the comments box via the Insert -> Link dropdown.
  • We fixed an issue where the hyperlink count in the VBA hyperlinks collection was not iterating correctly after adding an image containing a hyperlink.

Version 2008: July 24

Version 2008 (Build 13117.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Create a flow chart or organizational chart by putting data on a worksheet. Learn more

Resolved issues

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where the placeholder text in the Search edit box would overflow if the application window was resized to a small dimension.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the placeholder text in the Search edit box would overflow if the application window was resized to a small dimension.
  • We fixed an issue where the 'Specific People' option for Track Changes was disabled.
  • We fixed an occasional hang while opening HTML files.

Version 2008: July 17

Version 2008 (Build 13115.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where any time a pivot chart with hidden leader lines was saved and reopened, the leader lines would become visible.

  • We fixed an issue where charts were not always updated as expected when 'ForceFullCalculation' was enabled via VBA for the workbook.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue around creating multiple profiles in Outlook from the same email domain.
  • Addresses an issue that caused the lock icon to fail to display in the header of S/MIME encrypted messages.
  • Addresses an issue that caused attachments to get stripped from S/MIME messages when sent unencrypted.
  • Addresses an issue that caused plain text S/MIME messages to become garbled when sending.
  • Addresses an issue that caused attachments to become corrupted when sending an S/MIME email unencrypted.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to save OneDrive attachments from outside their tenant to their local computer when selecting the 'Save' option on the security dialog.
  • Addresses an issue that caused recipients to be unable to save rights protected messages even when the save as permission was granted by the sender.
  • Addresses an issue that caused the labels for some Advanced Search options to be truncated in some languages.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where tasks listed in the Task Board view were not in sync with those in the Assign Resources dialog.
  • We fixed an issue where if you copied and pasted a task that had multiple dependencies, not all dependencies were copied correctly.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the 'Editor' command was disabled when the focus was in a comment text box.
  • We fixed an issue where the 'Show Markup' command was disabled when the focus was in a comment text box.
  • We fixed an issue in custom XML where the state of comments may be lost when opening the document.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where after the user opened a new app window from the taskbar and created a new blank document, additional files were created.
  • We fixed an issue where if a user was editing a document but had lost permissions, we were not notifying the user that they had to re-authenticate.

Version 2008: July 10

Version 2008 (Build 13102.20002)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the Allow Forwarding option was missing from the shared calendar meeting "Response Options" if Download shared folder was NOT checked.
  • We fixed an issue that would display the print button in a disabled state even though the user had the appropriate print permissions.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where if you tried to save a PDF/XPS from Project to a SharePoint document library, nothing would happen.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word would stop responding after pasting some text and an image in to a comments box.
  • We fixed an issue where the 'New comment' button would be disabled after deleting the last comment.

Version 2007: July 03

Version 2007 (Build 13029.20006)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Create polls in Outlook with Quick Poll: Easily create a poll, collect votes, and view results within an email Learn more

  • New room finder: Search for conference rooms by different capabilities.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where data model tables created in certain versions of Excel could not be seen in 'Table Preview' even though the query associated with the table had not been edited.
  • We fixed an issue where disabling 'Ignore Relative/Absolute' references in the Define Name \ Apply Names dialog would cause formulas to not work.
  • We fixed an issue where clearing an advanced data filter could lose table formatting.
  • We fixed an issue where the full path of an embedded PDF document would show in the document caption rather than just the filename.
  • We fixed an issue where after disabling the Wolfram cloud connector and then saving and re-opening an Excel workbook, could result in a crash.
  • We fixed an issue where booting Excel with the Solver add-in enabled would result in a crash.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook would hang if there were over 130 recipients on the 'To' line and we also improved the performance of rendering the text.
  • We fixed an issue in the 'To Do Bar' where events that spanned more than two days, displayed the same end time for all subsequent days.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users of Outlook to see their message list stop updating for several minutes after using shared calendars.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where pasting HTML to a text area on a slide would instead get pasted into a text box created at the top of the slide.
  • We fixed an issue where selecting all slides in Presenter View, then exiting Presenter View using Alt+Tab and returning to the slide show and clicking 'End Show' would result in an unhandled exception.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project may crash when opening certain XML files.
  • We fixed an issue where you couldn't open a Project file from a SharePoint document library if the library was in modern mode.
  • We fixed an issue where projects couldn't be opened in the Project desktop client from the Project Web App if the URL ended in '.com'.

Word

  • We fixed an issue during co-authoring mode when there is a merge conflict and the user has already chosen to discard changes, we no longer display the option to save or discard changes.
  • We fixed an issue that, when attempting to save a file containing a macro under a new name, would cause it to be saved with a .docx extension and the filename 'WRO0004.docx', regardless of what the user entered, rendering the document unusable.

Version 2007: June 26

Version 2007 (Build 13020.20004)

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue where the linked table manager would prompt for a primary key if a linked SQL table was refreshed.
  • We fixed an issue where queries in the Query Editor scrolled out of view.
  • We fixed an issue where query execution was taking approximately twice as long to complete than expected.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to 'Send As' or 'Send on behalf' of a distribution list.
  • We fixed an issue where inserting an image inline in a message, then saving the message as a draft would result in a resizing of the image.
  • We fixed an issue that caused the body of an NDR message to change from Unicode to ASCII after editing the subject.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project Planner links in Government Community Cloud environments had been disabled.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where text inserted in a Scalable Vector Graphic (SVG) was illegible after inserting it in a Word, Excel, or PowerPoint file, saving and closing the file, and then re-opening the file.

Version 2007: June 19

Version 2007 (Build 13012.20000)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where CustomUI XML for a custom ribbon tab was removed when saving a workbook to SharePoint/OneDrive.
  • We fixed an issue where workbooks were read-only when the file only had read-only recommended.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the Input Method Editor (IME) window would overlap the underlying text being entered via the IME when using multiple monitors with different resolutions.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to see the following error when closing an appointment that was previously saved: "The item cannot be saved because it was changed by another user or in another window. Do you want to make a copy in the default folder for the item?"
  • We fixed an issue where dates in the mini calendar failed to display in bold for users in Japan.
  • We fixed an issue that prevented calendar reminders from showing exact times for meetings coming up in less than a week.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user's presence color indicator was not getting refreshed in the co-authoring gallery during a live co-authoring session.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where if Fixed Duration tasks are at 100% complete but the Actual Finish is not specified, the Task % Complete would display as less than 100%.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the HTML hyperlink color was not being rendered correctly.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where URLs that were not http or https based were not being displayed in the Most Recently Used list.

Version 2007: June 12

Version 2007 (Build 13006.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Get Organization Data from Power BI using Data Types: Excel data types from Power BI are now rolling out to Insiders in organizations with Office 365 E5/A5 or Microsoft 365 E5/A5. Getting the information you need and easily refreshing it is critical to many everyday workflows. We’re giving you access to your company or organization information from Power BI as a data type in Excel, which expands your ability to bring in linked information in your spreadsheets. Learn more
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Access

  • We fixed an issue that caused Microsoft Access to fail to identify an Identity Column in a linked SQL Server table, which could cause rows to be reported as deleted incorrectly.

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the major grid lines of radar charts could not be formatted correctly.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the ProjectBeforeTaskChange event didn't fire when there was a change to the project summary task, either the project start/task field.
  • We fixed an issue where a baseline reset or update could change time-phased budget cost/work resources and the baseline could reflect incorrect budget values.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the ability to clear formatting within the Comments pane via the Clear Formatting button in the Office Ribbon was not working.
  • We fixed an issue where changing the size of a table when the ruler is not displayed caused other applications running in the background to start flashing.
  • We fixed an issue where in co-authoring mode, comment replies would sometimes not show up in the comments pane but would be visible in the revisions pane.
  • We fixed an issue where if Word had a list of more than 50 frequently opened documents, then after saving and opening a document, a revision history would be displayed even though no revisions were made to that document.

Version 2006: June 05

Version 2006 (Build 13001.20002)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Sort/filter while collaborating in Excel: You can now sort and filter your Excel file while collaborating with others. This new feature prevents you from being impacted by other user’s sorts and filters while coauthoring the document.

  • Create PivotTables from Datasets in Power BI within Excel: You can create PivotTables in Excel that are connected to datasets stored in Power BI with a few clicks. Doing this allows you get the best of both PivotTables and Power BI. Calculate, summarize, and analyze your data with PivotTables from your secure Power BI datasets. Learn more

Outlook

  • Quickly reopen items from previous session: We added an option to quickly reopen items from a previous Outlook session. Whether Outlook crashes or you close it, you’ll now be able to quickly relaunch items when you reopen the app. This feature is on by default. To turn it off, go to Options > General > Start up Options.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where custom values on the chart axis would not get applied correctly.
  • We fixed an issue where worksheets containing multiple formulas with defined names was resulting in longer times when saving files.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the IME (Input Method Editor) window would overlap the underlying text being entered via the IME when using multiple monitors with different resolutions.
  • We fixed an issue where viewing a template when composing a new email message would result in a crash.
  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to Exchange 2010 public folders after Outlook version 1911.
  • We fixed an issue where the Categorize button for group calendars in the Office Ribbon was disabled.
  • We fixed an issue that would cause users with conflicting contacts to experience crashes in Outlook.
  • We fixed an issue that resulted in the Online Archive dropdown in folder properties to be missing for users on high DPI monitors.
  • We fixed an issue that caused users to experience a crash in Outlook when working with hyperlinks in Plain Text emails.
  • We fixed an issue that caused Outlook to be unable to parse long file names encoded with RFC2231.
  • We fixed an issue that was causing Outlook users to experience intermittent hangs when using screen readers.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with opening server-configured files with forms-based authentication.
  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint files with embedded charts / workbooks could result in failures when saving the file.
  • We fixed an issue where a Comment pane that had been closed by the user would re-open automatically.
  • We fixed an issue where the slide editor from one slide would overlap on to the next slide.

Project

  • We fixed an issue that prevented orphaned tasks from being deleted or re-assigned after their parent plan was deleted.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where timestamps in Comment panes were not based on the system locale time.
  • We fixed an issue where comments between the web app and the desktop application were not in sync.

Version 2006: May 29

Version 2006 (Build 12920.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Additional buttons added to Outlook toast notifications: Quick Action buttons now appear in Outlook toast notifications when running Outlook on Windows 10.

PowerPoint

  • Improved Stream video performance in PowerPoint: We've made improvements to the playback performance of Microsoft Stream videos to minimize video loading time and create a smooth viewing experience. Use your corporate videos from Microsoft Stream to create better presentations.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel would occasionally shut down when engaging OneDrive.
  • We fixed an issue where clicking a bookmarked hyperlink within the same workbook would cause the workbook to be hidden.
  • We fixed an issue where some copy and pasted chart links used mapped drive addresses rather than universal addresses.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel could become unresponsive after using Ctrl+Shift+Arrow keys to scroll when the Excel window was shared through Teams.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where slides were not centered after zooming using the mouse wheel.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where copy and pasting text to a comment pane would not be displayed.
  • We fixed an issue where comment hint bubbles appeared blurry at 100% zoom.
  • We fixed an issue where enabling policy Word 2007 and later Binary Documents and Templates would cause some co-authoring cases to fail.
  • We fixed an issue where files with long path names (greater than 32K) would not open and an appropriate error message was not being displayed.

Version 2006: May 22

Version 2006 (Build 12914.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier. We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier.
    See details in blog post

PowerPoint

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier. We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier.
    See details in blog post

Word

  • Save to Pinned Folders: Pin your folders makes saving Office files easier. We received feedback that users want more control over the folders available when a new file is saved. We're excited to bring a new capability to you: pin your folders in the Save dialog. This new capability will make saving your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files easier.
    See details in blog post

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the error message: “This workbook is currently referenced by another and cannot be closed” would appear because Add-ins were being loaded in alphabetical order rather than in a user specified order.
  • We fixed an issue where memory was being corrupted when managing fonts between Excel and some third party assistive technology applications.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel would crash when Add-ins ask for Host Items on worksheets that contain shapes with noSelect locks.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the Folder.BeforeItemMove event didn't fire correctly when a user moved items between folders.
  • We fixed an issue where users saw calendar items that spanned the midnight threshold as All day events.
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook crashed when two Add-ins added a button to the same group in the ribbon.
  • We fixed an issue where users were unable to share a calendar with a guest user.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project would crash after clicking on Options.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks in comments weren’t working.
  • We fixed an issue where zooming in and out from the presentation area resulted in a gap between the zoomed selection marquee and the mouse pointer.
  • We fixed an issue where pasting HTML into WordMail for Calendar wasn’t working.
  • We fixed an issue where replying to a comment in a co-authored session could sometimes cause Word to freeze.

Version 2006: May 15

Version 2006 (Build 12905.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Make a PDF connection: Connect to, import, refresh data from a PDF. Learn more

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Outlook

  • Find just what you need: Narrow your search with options like folder, sender, date, attachment info, and more.

PowerPoint

  • No need for a clicker: your earbuds have you covered: Use your Surface Earbuds to control your PowerPoint presentations. Important: You must pair your Surface Earbuds in the Surface Audio app for Windows 10 in order to use gestures to control presentations. Instructions for getting started with the Surface Audio app on Windows 10 are available here. Learn more

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Word

  • Auto-apply or recommend sensitivity labels: Office can recommend or automatically apply a sensitivity label based on the sensitive content detected.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • We fixed an issue that resulted in improved performance time for users when they deleted merged columns.
  • We fixed an issue that caused printer names to be duplicated in the list of available printers.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard shortcuts and spell check wouldn’t function as expected when using an English Switzerland (QWERTZ) keyboard.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where adding a new comment on a blank document wouldn't do anything.
  • We fixed an issue where inserting or updating an Index in a document containing more than a hundred entries would result in the application crashing.
  • We fixed an issue where files with custom xml values opened extremely slowly.

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue in Visual Basic for Applications in Microsoft Office where certain VBA projects that contain references to code libraries with DBCS characters in the library name or library path would be viewed by the Office application as corrupt on load.

Version 2006: May 08

Version 2006 (Build 12829.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

Outlook

  • Better results—in a jiffy: We've updated the Search experience to make it smarter, faster, and more reliable than ever. Learn more

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

PowerPoint

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier. Learn more

Word

  • Tell your stories with animated GIFs: Animated GIFs are now supported in the Office editor - your documents just got snazzier.

Resolved issues

Office Suite

  • We have investigated and resolved the issue where an Office 365 ProPlus deployment via InTune is paused after an OS shutdown.

Version 2005: May 01

Version 2005 (Build 12827.20030)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Improved links in email: When you include a link to a file, the file name replaces the URL. You can change permissions so all recipients have access. Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where chart data table could render values in a date axis incorrectly.
  • Fixed an issue where page breaks could not be disabled after going into Page Layout or Page Break Preview.
  • Fixed an issue where chart line styles could be lost after hiding and unhiding columns with series data.
  • Inserting a column in a filtered list would take longer than expected.
  • A crash could occur when trying to list changes on a new sheet for a workbook using legacy "Shared Workbook" mode.
  • Fixed the issue where custom formatting in Pivot charts may not be saved when the "Invert if negative" option was enabled.
  • Fixed an issue where custom formatting for a single data point in a Pivot chart was not saved if the "Invert if negative" option was selected.
  • This change fixes an issue where the '@' character uploaded in a CSV file, would result in the string after the '@' character to be converted to a formula.
  • Fixed an issue where decimal values in the SEQUENCE function were not rounded correctly.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused very long safelinks that users clicked on in the Outlook Desktop client to fail to load due to truncation.
  • Fixed an issue where Outlook folders with names containing DBCS (Double Byte Character Set) characters would intermittently disappear when synchronizing with the server. For this to happen, Outlook had to be configured with an IMAP account and running on a system with the locale set to Japanese.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where if a user created a comment without posting it and closed the Comments pane, then opened a new window, navigated through multiple slides and, closed the window, and finally re-opened the Comments pane in the original presentation, the draft comments would not be available.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if Project is connected to the Project Web App and the decimal separator is a comma, TaskDependencies Add method fails when Lag is added.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where inserting comments on a document in collaboration mode would not always work.
  • This change fixes an issue where the People card would flash if the @ mention was clicked.
  • Fixed the issue where closing a document with draft comments would prompt the user if they wanted to close the document without saving the draft comments. Cancelling the prompt would close the document rather than leaving it open.
  • Fixed an issue where translating a posted comment would result in the error "Inserting translated text failed".
  • In Web View/Immersive reader, clicking on a hint would scroll to the top even though it was already in view. This has been fixed.
  • We fixed an issue that, when attempting to save a file containing a macro under a new name, would cause it to be saved with .docx extension and the filename WRO0004.docx, regardless of what the user entered, rendering the document unusable.

Version 2005: April 24

Version 2005 (Build 12816.20006)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change fixes an issue where the chart trendline R-Squared value (in the forced y-intercept case) was incorrect even though the LINEST function returns the correct value.
  • This change fixes an issue where customized chart trendline formatting was not always being saved.

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where the Categorize button for group calendars in the Office Ribbon was disabled.
  • Fixed an issue where enterprise customers with group folders not implemented or not working, would result in Outlook displaying a "not responding" message.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where hovering over the asterisk (*) symbol did not display the user name and date of the last person to update the document.

Word

  • Enabling the option "Show bookmarks" would not display bookmarks. This has been fixed.
  • This change fixes an issue where text with hyperlinks may not display if the option "Show field codes instead of their values" was enabled.

Version 2005: April 17

Version 2005 (Build 12810.20002)

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Increased the size of the cell reference edit controls on the Custom Error Bars dialog used with charts.
  • Workbooks saved with a digital signature in Excel 2016 could have the signature invalidated upon opening in the current version of Excel.
  • Fixed a problem with the scaling of checkboxes in form controls when printed.
  • Application.Evaluate (VBA) was not working for User-defined functions in some cases.
  • This change fixes an issue where conditional formatting (CF) information was not being saved to XLSB files correctly.

OneNote

  • Fixed an issue where line breaks were being stored as vertical tabs.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a Personal Contact Group as a Meeting attendee.
  • Addresses an issue that caused meetings that are more than 2 months away to fail to display a meeting subject in the Scheduling Assistant.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to see message body truncation when forwarding large HTML messages.
  • Added the ability to enforce S/MIME default signing configuration via group policy.
  • Addresses an issue that caused delete rules created for mailboxes other than the user's primary mailbox to become invalid.
  • Addresses an issue that caused attachments to get dropped when forwarding an encrypted message.

Project

  • When Predecessor/Successor data is edited within a Form view, an extra ProjectBeforeTaskChange event is fired.
  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when changing the board status field on a project that is connected to a SharePoint task list.
  • Fixed an issue where Project may crash when saving projects created with older versions of Project.

Version 2004: April 10

Version 2004 (Build 12730.20024)

Feature updates

Access

  • Bypass the Show Table dialog box, go directly to a task pane, and streamline adding tables to relationships and queries.: Add tables and queries by clicking four tabs, multi-selecting names, searching by text, and dragging from a task pane that stays open while you work.

Excel

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

Outlook

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

  • Keep your pictures high fidelity when sending them as part of an email: A new Outlook setting is available to limit picture compression when you send pictures as part of the email contents

PowerPoint

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

  • Synchronize changes while you are presenting: Synchronize changes whenever they are made even when the presentation is in slide show mode.

Word

  • M365 Premium Content Picker: Bring your documents to life! Explore 1000's of royalty free stock images, icons and stickers Learn more

  • Annotate your private copy: Create hand written notes for your eyes by making a private copy of a shared document. Go to View > Create a Private Copy to get started.


Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed issues with resizing and refreshing tables in the task pane.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where selecting a range of cells on a sheet would result in the selection of a single cell.

  • Fixed an issue which could cause Excel to stop responding when reducing the size of a chart with some x-axis ranges.

  • Fixed an issue where inserting a user defined chart template as default would result in saving it as a column chart.

  • Fixed an issue where Data labels on charts would display as blank when the underlying data cells did not have a caption.

  • Fixed an issue where an Excel sheet with R1C1 cell referencing enabled and is being co-authored / shared, hovering over the user presence icon does not display the active cell reference in R1C1 mode.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused categories to occasionally disappear from email messages.

  • Addresses an issue that caused delegates to see different folder hierarchies on different machines for shared mailboxes.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when attempting to view the properties of an Organizational Form.

  • Addresses an issue that caused some reminders to fail to fire when changing the timezone on a machine.

PowerPoint

  • This change fixes an issue where the rendering of a legacy Excel chart embedded as an OLE object in PowerPoint or Word may not always display the chart title.

  • We have fixed an issue when copying text from Excel to PowerPoint might change its formatting.

  • This change fixes an issue where finding special characters using 'find whole words only' did not always work as expected.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the user couldn't enter time-phased Baseline Work when the setting to protect actual work is on.

Word

  • This change fixes an issue where hovering a cursor over a hint would not highlight its card.

  • This change fixes an issue that would cause the text in grouped shapes to disappear temporarily when using the Lasso selection tool.

  • This change fixes an issue where the rendering of a legacy Excel chart embedded as an OLE object in PowerPoint or Word may not always display the chart title.

  • This change fixes an issue in two page view, when creating a comment, the comment anchor did not always come into view.

  • Fixed an issue where if a paragraph whose style is an ancestor of a style linked to a list, then the numbering of that list could be lost.

Version 2004: March 27

Version 2004 (Build 12718.20010)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • New option to disable @ mention suggestions when composing mail: Do you find the @ mention picker more annoying than useful? Now you can turn it off if you prefer.

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Save to Cloud" button to be missing from Attachment Tools.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add a signature when replying to a digitally rights managed message from an inspector window when the user does not have Owner permission on the message being replied to.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to add additional attachments from a web location to a previously created meeting.

PowerPoint

  • This change fixes an error that could cause PowerPoint files containing emojis to fail when saving.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where if 'CustomFieldValueListGetItem' is executed and a lookup table for the custom field doesn't exist, an empty lookup table is created even though it should not be.

Word

  • This change fixes an issue with multiple pages selected from the View menu, where the comments pane could be displayed as blank.

Version 2004: March 20

Version 2004 (Build 12711.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Calendar visual refresh: Last year, we brought you a refreshed mail experience, and, this year, it is the calendar's turn to get a facelift! The updates are fresh but familiar so, as a seasoned Outlook user, you can jump in and be more productive right away.

  • Help protect data in your group: The Sensitivity label you choose when creating a group is applied to group email, documents, and team sites

PowerPoint

  • Update slides during slide show: Update slides changed by other authors during your presentation.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

Outlook

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

  • This change fixes an issue where the latest changes to draft emails were not being updated.

  • Fixed an issue where right-mouse clicking on a file and using 'Send to' would not work.

  • Fixed an issue where if a user had a customized the search path for the Address book, Outlook's name resolution scope would be limited to the customized path rather than including the Global Address List (GAL).

  • Fixed an issue where within a set of returned search results, sorting the results by Categories would not display the Category colors.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where the 'ProjectBeforeTaskChange' Visual Basic Applications (VBA) event did not fire when a user clicked the "Inactivate" button found on the Tasks Ribbon within the Scheduling grouping.

  • If you set predecessor or successor details from within a Form type view, the ProjectBeforeTaskChange Visual Basic Applications (VBA) event didn't always capture the changes. For example, if you deleted a dependency and clicked OK on the form, the event did not fire. This behavior has been fixed.

  • Fixed an issue where the latest values for the Actual Cost of Work Performed (ACWP) would not be displayed after making a change, such as a date change.

  • Fixed an issue where opening a project using the Most Recently Used (MRU) menu opened the project file with Read/Write access.

  • This change fixes an issue where if you created a manual task with a start date and a time (but no duration), it would be displayed with an incorrect time on the timeline.

  • Fixed an issue where printing a timeline using Hijri calendar would result in a month being skipped or duplicated in the print view.

  • This change addresses an issue where working in Team Planner with GDI objects, could result in the over allocation of GDI objects and create low memory conditions.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where the functionality to post comments was disabled.

  • This change addresses delays when processing images with malformed or invalid protocol information.

  • This change addresses an issue where the account manager would not dispatch messages resulting in a hang with third party applications.

  • This change fixes an issue where the Table of Contents would get updated with heading styles which were not present in the document.

  • Fixed an issue where digital signatures saved in Word documents would be removed when mailing the documents.

Version 2004: March 13

Version 2004 (Build 12703.20010)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions. Learn more

Word

  • Sensitivity labels: You can now apply a sensitivity label that your organization has configured to prompt you for custom permissions. Learn more

Resolved issues

Access

  • Fixed an issue where international versions of Access were displaying English strings in the user interface.

Excel

  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when programmatically editing a large range of cells.
  • Fixed a performance issue that occurred when opening csv files with Japanese environments.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Last Modified"; date on a file to be updated when adding an attachment to a mail or saving an attachment from a mail by dragging and dropping it (as opposed to via a menu).
  • Addresses an issue that caused hitting enter in the expanded find pane to fail to start a search, requiring instead that users click on the search button.
  • Fixed an issue where search shows no information about users when the option to "Show user photographs when available" is disabled.

Project

  • Fixed an issue where summary task dates weren't always getting calculated correctly.
  • Fixed an issue where the OnUndoOrRedo event doesn't fire without first running the OpenUndoTransaction method.

Word

  • Fixed an issue when typing or editing a comment and using Ctrl+A would result in selecting text in the canvas instead of selecting text just within the comment card.
  • We fixed an issue in which the alignment of words in a document gets scrambled when tried to edit after printing using Quick Print.
  • We fixed an issue when merging two documents into one document.
  • Fixed an issue where marking revisions involving equations could result in a failure when saving the file.

Version 2003: March 06

Version 2003 (Build 12624.20086)

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where creating a rule with Outlook Web Access did not persist to the Exchange server and resulted in a conflict.
  • Fixed an issue with Outlook in dark mode would not display the drop down list in the 'From:' field.
  • Addresses an issue that caused users to be unable to attach a file to their mail message via the file explorer when that file was open in another application.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where the recommended thumbnails flash when hovering your mouse over the thumbnails. In some cases this could cause PowerPoint to crash.

Word

  • Fixed an issue with Compare feature for documents that were protected for editing.

Office Suite

  • Fixed an issue Word/Excel/PowerPoint where the User Principal Name (UPN) is no longer case sensitive resulting in less failures when working with files on SharePoint.

  • Fixed a cosmetic issue where the 'OK' button on the File \ Options dialog was being displayed as grayed out but functionality was not impacted.

Version 2003: February 28

Version 2003 (Build 12619.20002)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Incident Notification for IT Admins: Microsoft 365 tenant global administrators and Office Apps Administrators will be notified about Outlook and O365 Exchange incidents affecting their users with a new right-side panel notification in Outlook for Windows. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Improved ink to shape diagramming experience: Draw better diagrams and have it convert so office object you can manipulate Learn more

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where text in a slicer isn't scaled properly in Print Preview.

Outlook

  • Addresses an issue that caused the "Last Modified" date on a file to be updated when adding an attachment to a mail or saving an attachment from a mail by dragging and dropping it (as opposed to via a menu).

Word

  • Fixed an issue that when tabbing through a comment card, the focus on the comment edit box would not be visible.

  • Inserting a control (such as a Text Content Control) in an equation then saving and opening the file results in an un-readable content error.

  • Fixed an issue where saving a previously password protected file to a cloud storage would not work.

Office Suite

  • Fixes an issue when multiple documents are open in Word/Excel/PowerPoint from the same SharePoint library, only the first document opened will be scanned for Policy compliance.

Version 2003: February 21

Version 2003 (Build 12615.20000)

Feature updates

Office Suite

  • Pick the perfect color: Use hex color codes to choose exactly the color you want for your font, text highlight, and more.

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Fixed an issue that users may have experienced when renaming pivot table measures.
  • Fixed a performance issue that users may have experienced when using a VBA macro to clear the contents of a range.
  • Fixed an issue that caused the UI to flash when users executed a macro that interacted with the ribbon.
  • Fixed an issue where CSV files were loaded incorrectly when the first word in the file was TABLE.
  • Fixed an issue where users may have experienced crashes when switching between two workbooks that had different zoom levels.

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to be unable to open public folder messages when Outlook was left running overnight.
  • Fixed a race condition where the 'Allow' and 'Deny' buttons on the permissions page are disabled during the authentication workflow of adding a Gmail account.
  • Addressed an issue that caused Outlook to unexpectedly generate logging output in some scenarios, even when logging was turned off.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where comment cards don't always get highlighted when a mouse pointer hovers over the comment card.
  • During an active document co-authoring session, adding an image directly in to a comment card may result in the addition of a tag. This issue has been fixed.

Office Suite

  • When using Multichoice/Lookup/Managed-metadata properties with Word/Excel/PowerPoint documents and saving to a SharePoint Document Library, these properties were previously limited to 255 characters. When these properties exceeded 255 characters, such documents could not be saved. With this change, this limit has been increased to 2048 characters.

Version 2003: February 14

Version 2003 (Build 12607.20000)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • New experience for captive wifi networks: Have you ever joined a wifi network that required a web page to sign in with? Outlook now detects this and helps you get connected.

Word

  • Find Ink Editor in your drawing toolbox: Select Draw and then choose the Ink Editor pen to edit your document with your finger or a digital pen. Learn more

Office Suite

  • Clearer status bar icons: Status bar icons are now easier to see

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Addressed an issue that caused users to lose access to the "Free Busy Options" calendar permissions dialog.

  • Fixed an issue that may result in the alert: "Sorry we're having trouble opening this item" when opening some recurring meeting instances sent from a different time zone.

  • Addressed an issue that could cause users to be unable to reopen a .msg file after dragging and dropping an attachment from that message.

  • Fixed an issue where after uploading a file attachment from Outlook to OneDrive could result in the file name being changed if the attachment's name contained parenthesis.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue that could result in a failure to save a document in PowerPoint or Word containing an Excel chart.

Word

  • Fixed an issue where pictures in documents lose transparency when exported to PDF.

Version 2002: February 07

Version 2002 (Build 12527.20040)

Feature updates

Access

  • Be more productive working in Query Designer, SQL view, and the Relationships window: Right-click a table to open, design, size, and hide it. Search and replace text in SQL View. Select multiple tables in the Relationships window.

Resolved issues

Access

  • This update fixes an issue where using an ADODB. Recorder object in VB code may incorrectly report an error.

  • This update fixes an issue that can cause Microsoft Access to fail to identify an Identity Column in a linked SQL Server table, which can cause rows to be reported as deleted incorrectly.

Excel

  • Fixed an issue where Excel would crash when using Text To Columns with dynamic arrays.

Outlook

  • Fixed an issue where scrolling in calendar with month view, fails to show previous calendar events.

  • Addresses an issue that caused users to experience a crash when viewing more than 30 calendars in a Citrix environment.

PowerPoint

  • Fixed an issue where after closing a file, PowerPoint does not immediately remove it from the Presentations collection if there are any event handlers running. Hence the number of open presentations reported by the object model is incorrect, and shutdown of PowerPoint is prevented.

  • Fixed an issue with highlighter : White texts with dark highlighter colors are printed as black in Grayscale.

Word

  • Updating and scrolling through a table of contents may sometimes display a gray area over the document.

  • Fixed an issue where if a document is being coauthored, the draft version of a root comment may not be preserved.

  • Fixed an issue where going back and forth between comment cards would sometimes display the initially selected comment with a selection highlight.

  • Fixed an issue where using 'Browse' to save a file did not work if a comment was written but not posted and the user tried to save the file.

  • With SlideTrack enabled and the comments pane closed, Ctrl+Alt+M may not open the comments pane.

  • Fixed an issue when adding @mention in a table could generate the error message: 'A table in this document has become corrupted'.

Office Suite

  • Resolves an issue that may have caused Norway Nynorsk (nn-no) proofing tools package to be installed incorrectly.