Release notes for Office for Mac

Office for Mac that comes with an Office 365 subscription is updated on a regular basis to provide new features, security updates, and non-security updates.

Updates are available from Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU). To use Microsoft AutoUpdate, start an Office application, such as Word, and then choose Help > Check for Updates. If you're an admin and want to update the computers in your organization with your existing software deployment tools, you can download and deploy the update packages for each application.

Note

  • For a list of all Office for Mac releases and additional download links, see Update history for Office for Mac.
  • If you're an Office Insider, see Release notes for Insider Fast builds.
  • These release notes also apply to Office 2016 for Mac, which is the perpetual version of Office for Mac and is available as a one-time purchase from a retail store or through a volume licensing agreement. But, some features listed in the release notes are only available if you have an Office 365 subscription.
  • Download links are only provided for the most recent releases.
  • Microsoft AutoUpdate provides updates to various Mac products from Microsoft. Therefore, you might receive a notification to update Microsoft AutoUpdate even if you're not running Office for Mac.

July 2018 release

Release Date: July 10, 2018

Version 16.15.0 (Build 18070902)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Security updates Download link for update package
Word
Word update package
Excel
Excel update package
PowerPoint
Pep up your pitch with video: Add live action to your slide with a YouTube video, and then view it without having to leave the app. Learn more
PowerPoint update package
Outlook
Improved security for Google accounts: Security improvements mean that you no longer need to allow access to "less secure apps" or set an app password in order to add your Google Account to Outlook. Learn more
Outlook update package
Microsoft AutoUpdate 4.1
Update to Aria SDK 8.4. Fixes memory leak issue.

Changes to App Registration. Now supports Office 2019 Preview.
Microsoft AutoUpdate update package
Office suite
CVE-2018-8281: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

June 2018 release

Release Date: June 13, 2018

Version 16.14.1 (Build 18061302)

This release fixes an issue with the updater packages for the individual applications.

Here are the download links for the update packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.



Release Date: June 12, 2018

Version 16.14.0 (Build 18061000)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Download link for update package
Word
Learning Tools improve readability: Give your eyes a rest. Adjust text spacing, column width, and page color. Or listen as Word reads your document aloud, highlighting text as it's read. Learn more
Excel
Fill data in a flash: Give Flash Fill a few examples, and it will fill your data for you. Learn more

Break the language barrier: Translate words, phrases, or sentences in another language with Microsoft Translator. Learn more
PowerPoint
Break the language barrier: Translate words, phrases, or sentences in another language with Microsoft Translator. Learn more

Hyperlinks in living colors: Hyperlinks aren't just blue anymore. Apply any font color you like. Learn more
Outlook
Create a signature they'll remember: Express yourself with rich font styles, colors, images, links, and more. Learn more

Create and collaborate with Groups: Want to create an Office 365 Group in Outlook? No problem! Add and remove members, too. Collaboration on the Mac just got easier. Learn more
Microsoft AutoUpdate 4.0
Microsoft AutoUpdate update package

May 2018 release

Release Date: May 24, 2018

Version 16.13.1 (Build 18052304)

This release fixes an issue with diagnostic data settings.

Here are the download links for the update packages: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.



Release Date: May 23, 2018

Version 16.13.1 (Build 18052203) *

This release includes a General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) compliant end user notification.

*The build number for Outlook is 18052301.



Release Date: May 15, 2018

Version 16.13.0 (Build 18051301)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Security updates Download link for update package
Word
Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving Word. Learn more

Insert and edit icons: Use icons to add visual impact to your document by inserting and editing one of 500 icons. Learn more

Write your best resume or CV with help from LinkedIn: Resume Assistant shows you work experiences, top skills, and more for a given role. Find it on the Review tab. Learn more

Accessibility built right in: Use your keyboard to access the ribbon quickly and to format the words or pictures you just inserted.
Excel
Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving Excel. Learn more

Insert and edit icons: Use icons to add visual impact to your workbook by inserting and editing one of 500 icons. Learn more

Use a timeline to filter your data: Easily filter a PivotTable by sliding the date range with a timeline filter. Learn more
CVE-2018-8147: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE-2018-8162: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
PowerPoint
Chat with co-authors while you edit: Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without ever leaving PowerPoint. Learn more

Insert and edit icons: Use icons to add visual impact to your presentation by inserting and editing one of 500 icons. Learn more
CVE-2018-8176: Microsoft PowerPoint Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Outlook
Customize swipe gestures: Set the swipe left and swipe right gestures to the actions you use most. Choose from Delete, Archive, Mark as Read, Flag, or None. Learn more

Support for Google Calendar and Contacts: Manage your Google Calendar and Contacts without leaving Outlook.* Learn more

*This feature is being rolled out to Office 365 subscribers over a period of time, so you might not see this feature right away.
Microsoft AutoUpdate 4.0
Microsoft AutoUpdate update package

April 2018 release

Release Date: April 11, 2018

Version 16.12.0 (Build 18041000)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Security updates Non-security updates Download link for update package
Word
Better sharing and collaboration: Your locally synced OneDrive documents open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your documents to add visual interest and retain a high image quality. Learn more
Excel
Better sharing and collaboration: Your locally synced OneDrive workbooks open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your workbooks to add visual interest and retain a high image quality. Learn more
CVE-2018-1029: Microsoft Excel Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
PowerPoint
Better sharing and collaboration: Your locally synced OneDrive presentations open directly from the cloud, allowing you to AutoSave, share, and collaborate easily.

Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your presentations to add visual interest and retain a high image quality. Learn more
Outlook
Add visual impact: Insert and edit Scalable Vector Graphics (SVGs) in your emails to add visual interest and retain a high image quality. Learn more

A more actionable calendar: Click any meeting or event in your calendar to see all of the associated details. Check out who is invited, edit your response, or join the meeting, all in one place.

Easier scanning of search results: Outlook highlights your search term in the item list or Preview pane.

Week numbers: Week numbers are now displayed in Calendar month view and mini-calendar in the sidebar. To enable, check "Show week numbers" in Outlook > Preferences > Calendar > Calendar options.

Scheduling Skype meetings: Delegates can now schedule Skype for Business Online meetings on behalf of principals using principals' email addresses. (Skype for Business Online only. This will be enabled for Skype for Business Server 2015 in a future server update.)
Improved error handling when editing and deleting server rules. Server rules containing errors are now highlighted when first displayed in the rules list.
OneNote
Microsoft AutoUpdate 3.18
Support for the msupdate command-line tool. Learn more

March 2018 release

Release Date: March 19, 2018

Version 16.11.1 (Build 18031900)

This release fixes an issue where Word, Excel, and PowerPoint occasionally become indefinitely unresponsive on launch.



Release Date: March 13, 2018

Version 16.11.0 (Build 18031100)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Security updates Non-security updates
Word
Do more with Focus Mode: Focus Mode now opens at your set zoom level and shows the page number while you scroll.
Excel
CVE-2018-0907: Microsoft Office Excel Security Feature Bypass
PowerPoint
Embedded fonts: Embedded fonts ensure that your presentation looks the same on every computer and people experience your content as you intend.
Outlook
Tables: Insert tables in your messages and calendar events, and bring structure to your content. No more copying and pasting from other Office apps. Learn more

View two time zones at once: Want to know what time it is in another part of the world? Now you can add a second time zone to Outlook .

Schedule across time zones: Traveling across time zones? Create an event with different start and end time zones, and Outlook will take care of the conversion.

Change text size: Increase or decrease the font size in your sidebar, message list, and reading pane. Learn more
Fix an issue, where if the default time zone for your computer observes daylight saving time (DST) and Week view is selected, you may see that all events are shifted by one hour on the calendar grid on the week when DST starts.
Office suite
CVE-2018-0919: Microsoft Office Information Disclosure Vulnerability

February 2018 release

Release Date: February 13, 2018

Version 16.10.0 (Build 18021001)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Non-security updates
Excel
Precision selecting: Ever selected too many cells or the wrong ones? You can now deselect extraneous cells without having to start over. Learn more

Slice and dice your table data: You loved slicers for PivotTables. You can now use them in tables too to see exactly what filters you have applied. Learn more
PowerPoint
Shine the light on what matters: Grab the new highlighter to flag important information. Learn more
Microsoft AutoUpdate 3.16
Fix an issue with UpdateCache failover to the Office Content Delivery Network (CDN).

January 2018 release

Release Date: January 26, 2018

Version 16.9.1 (Build 18012504)

This release addresses compatibility issues in Word and PowerPoint with some third-party fonts or in mixed-language environments.



Release Date: January 18, 2018

Version 16.9.0 (Build 18011602)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Features updates Security updates
Word
Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type. Learn more

We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions. Learn more

Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.
CVE-2018-0792: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

CVE-2018-0794: Microsoft Word Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Excel
Collaborative editing: Work with others at the same time in your workbook. Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is viewing or editing the file with you. Learn more

We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions. Learn more

More charts: Use new charts, such as funnel, sunburst and histogram, to transform your data into professional visualizations, or use the new Map chart type to transform geographic data into a map with just a few steps.

More functions: Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS function and SWITCH function.

Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

Better support for PivotTable charts: Change your filters in a PivotTable, and the chart you created will automatically adjust to show exactly what you want.

Multi-threaded calculation Formulas are updated faster when values are changed, because Excel uses multiple processing threads.
PowerPoint
Edit with others in real time: Thumbnails in the upper-right corner of the window show who else is working with you in a shared document. Flag icons show where others are working and you can view changes as they type. Learn more

We save for you! Changes are saved automatically for documents, worksheets, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds. Need to roll back? Check the version history for a list of changes and access to earlier versions. Learn more

See what's changed: Slides that have been modified by others while you were away are highlighted. Learn more

A quick start to your research: Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop. Learn more

Trim media: Remove unwanted content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip. Learn more

Quickly access your sites and groups: Quickly find presentations stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

Laser pointer in Slide Show: Use your mouse as a laser pointer to draw attention to certain parts of your slide.
Outlook
Archive or delete with just one swipe: Save time organizing your Inbox by swiping left with two fingers across the touchpad to archive an email or swiping right to delete it.
CVE-2018-0793: Microsoft Outlook Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

December 2017 release

Release Date: December 17, 2017

This release fixes an issue with Microsoft AutoUpdate (MAU) offering an incorrect version update.



Release Date: December 12, 2017

Version 15.41.0 (Build 17120500)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Security updates
PowerPoint
CVE-2017-11934: Microsoft PowerPoint Information Disclosure Vulnerability

November 2017 release

Release Date: November 14, 2017

Version 15.40.0 (Build 17110800)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Security updates
Word
Advisory 170020: Microsoft Office Defense in Depth Update
Excel
CVE-2017-11877: Microsoft Excel Security Feature Bypass Vulnerability

October 2017 release

Release Date: October 10, 2017

Version 15.39.0 (Build 17101000)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Security updates
Word
Improved Visual Basic Editor: Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.
Excel
Improved Visual Basic Editor: Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.
PowerPoint
Improved Visual Basic Editor: Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.
Outlook
Improved readability and accessible, too: Your email message and meeting invitation headers are now easier on the eyes. Less clutter, better keyboard navigation, and improved VoiceOver.
Office suite
CVE-2017-11825: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability

September 2017 release

Release Date: September 12, 2017

Version 15.38.0 (Build 17090200)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Security updates
Excel
CVE-2017-8631: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability

CVE-2017-8632: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability
Office suite
CVE-2017-8676: Windows GDI+ Information Disclosure Vulnerability
Microsoft AutoUpdate 3.9.3
Alerts users to re-install MAU when missing or broken components are detected.

August 2017 release

Release Date: August 15, 2017

Version 15.37.0 (Build 17081500)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates
Word
Researcher: Find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images without leaving Word. Learn more

Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it's malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. Learn more
Excel
Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it's malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. Learn more
PowerPoint
Safe links: When a user clicks on a link, Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection (ATP) inspects the link to see if it's malicious. If the link is deemed malicious, the user is redirected to a warning page instead of the original target URL. Learn more

July 2017 release

Release Date: July 21, 2017

Version 15.36.1 (Build 17072101)

This release fixes an issue with Outlook keeping group messages up to date.



Release Date: July 11, 2017

Version 15.36.0 (Build 17070201)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Security updates
Excel
Pictures in headers and footers: Customize your printed workbooks by adding images to headers and footers.
Outlook
Send email on your schedule: Delay the delivery of a message or choose when it will be sent. Learn more

All your favorite folders in one place: Create shortcuts to all the folders you use regularly. All shortcuts are listed in Favorites at the top of your Sidebar. Learn more

Format Painter: Available when creating emails, events, and tasks.
Office suite
CVE-2017-8501: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability

June 2017 release

Release Date: June 16, 2017

Version 15.35.0 (Build 17061600)

This release fixes an issue where OneNote crashes when creating a new page with templates.



Release Date: June 13, 2017

Version 15.35.0 (Build 17061000)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Security updates
Word
CVE-2017-8509: Microsoft Office Remote Code Execution Vulnerability
Outlook
Spend less time writing emails: Create an email template and reuse it later to save time. Learn more

Request Read Receipts and Delivery Notifications: Get notified when your important email messages have been delivered to and opened by recipients. Learn more

Easier account setup: Now, when you add an Exchange or Gmail account, settings are updated for you. Just provide your username and password, and you are good to go. Learn more

May 2017 release

Release Date: May 16, 2017

Version 15.34.0 (Build 17051500)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Security updates
Word
Modern backgrounds for Focus Mode: Choose from Twilight or Polar Night backgrounds, when you're in Focus Mode on the View tab. Learn more

Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. Learn more
Excel
Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. Learn more
PowerPoint
Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. Learn more
Outlook
Groups: View your top 10 groups, and read or reply to group conversations directly from the Groups folder.

Dubai font: Font family that supports both Western European languages as well as the major languages that use the Arabic script. Learn more
Office suite
CVE-2017-0254: Microsoft Office Memory Corruption Vulnerability



Release Date: May 9, 2017

This release provides the following updates.

Application Non-security updates
Microsoft AutoUpdate 3.9.1
- Fix a critical issue that prevents automatic update notifications when "Automatically Check" is selected.

- Fix an issue where AutoUpdate crashes on OS X 10.10.

- Fix an issue where apps won't launch if an update is pending.

Important: If you updated to Microsoft AutoUpdate 3.9.0, and you have your AutoUpdate settings set to "Automatically Check," then you will need to manually update to Microsoft AutoUpdate 3.9.1 by using either of the following methods:

- Go to Help > Check for Updates, and then choose Check for Updates.

- Go to Help > Check for Updates, and then select Automatically Download and Install.

April 2017 release

Release Date: April 11, 2017

Version 15.33.0 (Build 17040900)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates
Microsoft AutoUpdate
- Support for Suite Delta Updates, which will reduce the monthly update size by 50%.

- Support for MAU self-updates, where MAU can update itself without requiring admin credentials.
This version of MAU isn't available to download.

March 2017 release

Release Date: March 14, 2017

Version 15.32.0 (Build 17030901)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Security updates
Excel
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)
Outlook
Touch Bar support: The most relevant commands to what you're working on are at your fingertips. (Only compatible with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.)

Translator add-in: Translate email without leaving Outlook. Just turn on the Translator add-in to translate with a single tap. Choose from 60 languages. Learn more

Install the add-in from the Office Store

Access more features right from your Inbox: Add-ins for Outlook let you create tasks with Wunderlist, track email responses with Boomerang, and more. Learn more
Office suite
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS17-014: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3217868)

February 2017 release

Release Date: February 16, 2017

Version 15.31.0 (Build 17021600)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Non-security updates
Word
Touch Bar support: The most relevant commands to what you're working on are at your fingertips. (Only compatible with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.)
Excel
Touch Bar support: The most relevant commands to what you're working on are at your fingertips. (Only compatible with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.)
PowerPoint
Touch Bar support: The most relevant commands to what you're working on are at your fingertips. (Only compatible with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar.)
Microsoft AutoUpdate
Version number updated to 3.8.4.

January 2017 release

Release Date: January 11, 2017

Version 15.30.0 (Build 17010700)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Non-security updates
Word
Additional focus mode choices, including Oak, Mahogany, and Graphite. For Office 365 subscribers only. Learn more
Fix various performance issues, such as typing or scrolling lags and slow performance when editing a large document.
Microsoft AutoUpdate
Additional logging and troubleshooting capabilities.
Version number updated to 3.8.3.

December 2016 release

Release Date: December 15, 2016

Version 15.29.1 (Build 16121500)

This release fixes an issue with opening or saving files in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint when the first part of the file path contains spaces or certain characters.



Release Date: December 13, 2016

Version 15.29.0 (Build 16120900)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Non-security updates Security updates
Word
Retain your document fidelity, with working hyperlinks, when converting to PDF. Learn more

Improved support for creating accessible documents and using VoiceOver and other assistive technology to read and edit documents. Learn more
Excel
Improved support for creating accessible documents and using VoiceOver and other assistive technology to read and edit documents. Learn more
Fix an issue where, when using Data Validation, if you enter text into the error message box, Excel crashes.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)
PowerPoint
Improved support for creating accessible documents and using VoiceOver and other assistive technology to read and edit documents. Learn more
Office suite
Support for three additional languages: Greek, Hungarian, and Slovak
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)
Microsoft AutoUpdate
- Version number updated to 3.8.2.
- Improved reliability and minor bug fixes.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-148: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3204068)

November 2016 release

Release Date: November 17, 2016

Version 15.28.0 (Build 16111700)

This release fixes an issue with Outlook and public folders on Exchange Server 2010.



Release Date: November 15, 2016

Version 15.28.0 (Build 16111501)

This release fixes an issue with the update packages for the individual applications.



Release Date: November 15, 2016

Version 15.28.0 (Build 16111300)

This release provides the following updates.

Application Feature updates Non-security updates Security updates
Word
New grammar support for Czech, Hungarian, Korean, Norwegian, Polish, Russian and Turkish.
Fix an issue where Word fails to save documents when Excel spreadsheets with certain border content is embedded into the document.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)
Excel
Fix a long-running issue where Excel fails to save changes on certain enterprise storage configurations such as NetApp FAS units. Excel now adopts the same file saving pattern as Word.
Microsoft Security Bulletin MS16-133: Security Update for Microsoft Office (3199168)
PowerPoint
View interactive summaries and automatic navigation links that were created using the Zoom command in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.
Fix an issue where images don't render and are replaced with an error referring to rID#.
Outlook
Find and fix accessibility issues that occur when composing messages or invitations by using the Accessibility Checker. Learn more
Fix an issue with automatic language detection when composing emails.
Office suite
- Significant improvements for users with accessibility needs.

- Microsoft Error Reporting can be configured to save the last crash log to disk (defaults write com.microsofterrorreporting IsStoreLastCrashEnabled -bool TRUE).

- Better activation message for E1/K1 users. No longer suggests to users that an error occurred and welcomes them to the view-only experience.

- Installer and updater file name format change. For example, Microsoft_Office_2016_15.28.16111300_Installer.pkg instead of Microsoft_Office_2016_15.28.0_161113_Installer.pkg.
Microsoft AutoUpdate
Includes a new option to automatically detect, download, and install updates.
- Version number updated to 3.8.1.

- Fix an issue where MAU can crash when older versions of Microsoft Silverlight are installed, specifically when Silverlight is registered with a null LCID.

- Fix an issue where MAU can crash when using the ManifestServer preference.

- Microsoft AU Daemon bundle display name changed to "Microsoft Update Assistant."

- MAU XML feed for 2016 apps no longer include a Triggers dictionary and relies on "Update Version" for version detection.

- MAU now shows the complete version string in the app update window. For example, 15.28.16110300 instead of just 15.28.

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