Release Notes for Office Insiders

This article contains release notes for Insider 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 Insiders 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.

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

Note

  • Microsoft Teams on existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus - Beginning in late June, Microsoft Teams will be included in existing installations of Office 365 ProPlus (and Office 365 Business) upon updates of these installations. The date when Teams will be added depends on which update channel you're using. Please refer to Deploy Microsoft Teams with Office 365 ProPlus for additional information.

Version 1912: November 15

Version 1912 (Build 12307.20000)

Feature updates

Insights Services

  • Natural Language Queries in Ideas in Excel: Excel Ideas's new capability to ask a natural language question about your data

Resolved issues

Excel

  • Text to Column functionality may fail for some localizations
  • Editing dynamic array formulas within a cell may result in text being aligned outside of the boundary of the cell

Outlook

  • Added the ability to enforce S/MIME configuration via group policy
  • Embedded images may appear smaller than expected

PowerPoint

  • Cursor may disappear after moving focus from text

Project

  • Users may experience an error regarding licensing
  • The Today button in the date picker may sometimes set the incorrect date

Word

  • Right-clicking can sometimes not result in selecting the whole word
  • The cursor may remain active within an object after converting to a suggested format
  • Images in messages may be incorrectly scaled in some scenarios
  • Some themes may make it difficult to determine which comment is selected
  • Selecting a comment hint should now show the modern comments pane when hidden in pane switcher

Office Suite

  • Replying to a comment may cause the textbox to expand vertically beyond the edge of the pane

Version 1912: November 08

Version 1912 (Build 12231.20000)

Feature updates

User Lifecycle

  • Experience improvements for AFO activation: Updates to the screens customers see when activating Office that comes bundled with their new PC

Word

  • New and improved online video experience in Word: New and more secure online video experience to help you insert new videos and play existing videos in Word

Resolved issues

Outlook

  • Intermittent crash involving cross folder content

Office Suite

  • Pasting a chart from Excel to PowerPoint can reduce the size of the chart

Version 1911: November 01

Version 1911 (Build 12228.20020)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Bring the context along with your SVG objects!: Now you can retain the text in maps, chart and other SVG vectors when converting these objects in Office

  • See Your Pen Options When You Pick Up Your Surface Pen: When you first pick up your Surface Pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the Draw tab will be activated to make selecting your pen colors easy.

PowerPoint

  • Bring the context along with your SVG objects!: Now you can retain the text in maps, chart and other SVG vectors when converting these objects in Office

  • See Your Pen Options When You Pick Up Your Surface Pen: When you first pick up your Surface Pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the Draw tab will be activated to make selecting your pen colors easy.

Visio

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Quickly and easily visualize your data into polished Visio diagrams within Excel. Learn more

Word

  • See Your Pen Options When You Pick Up Your Surface Pen: When you first pick up your Surface Pen in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, the Draw tab will be activated to make selecting your pen colors easy.

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved the coauthoring experience by making it more likely that content changes will be received by others in real time.

  • Others see your changes quickly: Co-authoring improvements mean your collaborators can see your changes faster than ever before.


Resolved issues

Excel

  • Resolved an issue where Excel may crash when editing a protected file from an untrusted network share
  • Resolved an issue where deleting sheets containing sparklines referencing data on another sheet could cause the file to be identified as corrupted when re-opened.
  • Resolved an Issue where you may get incorrect results when converting report filters along with the rest of the PivotTable for queries to SQL tabular servers.
  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash
  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash

Outlook

  • A forwarded e-mail may be missing embedded images
  • Room Finder tool may be displaying "None" for available rooms
  • Users may not be able to create Outlook profiles with strict tenant restriction

PowerPoint

  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash

Project

  • User is unable to mark a task as complete, and it gets set to 99%
  • Overallocations are not resolved by leveling

Word

  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash
  • Opening legacy documents and then going to the Info tab can cause a crash
  • Proofing suggestins are not displaying in contextual menus
  • Content policies are being incorrectly applied to comments
  • Legacy comments written with dark text is not visible in Dark Mode
  • Incorrect characters may appear when using Korean/English autocorrect
  • Lower policy labels may be applied when a higher policy label should have taken priority
  • The links of cid: images from Outlook messages can now be successfully broken when requested.
  • Using Narrator and Magnifier at the same time may result in a crash
  • Searching from the Navigation pane may fail

Office Suite

  • Some drawings may not display in preview or slide shows
  • Some katakana characters may display incorrectly in a vertical text box
  • Attempting to save a file to a disconnected network share may result in a crash

Version 1911: October 25

Version 1911 (Build 12215.20006)

Feature updates

Visio

  • Make polished Visio diagrams in Excel: Quickly and easily visualize your data into polished Visio diagrams within Excel. Learn more

Word

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved the coauthoring experience by making it more likely that content changes will be received by others in real time.

  • Others see your changes quickly: Co-authoring improvements mean your collaborators can see your changes faster than ever before.


Resolved issues

Access

  • The record count could be incorrect

Excel

  • We significantly improved the performance of deleting columns with merged cells
  • Users could be prevented from saving in Office 365 Excel Workbook format
  • Checkboxes could not render correctly
  • Changes to a chart size could not be saved
  • Some VBA functions would return an error on new chart types
  • Select Data Source dialogs were not case sensitive for some fields

PowerPoint

  • Changes to a chart size could not be saved

Publisher

  • Shapes could appear outside of the graphics border

Word

  • Shapes could appear outside of the graphics border
  • Highlighting text could be challenging
  • A user could be prevented from navigating to an individual item in the editor
  • Grammar or spelling errors might not be highlighted
  • Changes to a chart size could not be saved
  • A contact card could be prevented from opening after apply formatting to an @ mention
  • Resolvedan issue where users may be unable to save Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.  This issue affects users that create a new file and bring up the "Save as Model Dialog" option after clicking on the Save icon or pressing Ctrl + S.

Office Suite

  • Performance issue when using Shapes on Windows 7

Version 1911: October 18

Version 1911 (Build 12209.20010)

Feature updates

Outlook

  • Send accessible mail to those who need it most: Outlook will display a mail tip to help you ensure that your content is accessible when sending to a user who prefers accessible content

PowerPoint

  • Optimize your presentation for all: Accessibility Checker helps you arrange objects on your slides with screen readers in mind.

Office Suite

  • The Upload Center is being replaced by the Files Needing Attention experience: The Upload Center is being replaced by the Files Needing Attention experience that will show up inside the Office applications under File > Open. This new experience is more modern, integrated, and less intrusive compared to the Upload Center.

Non-security updates

Excel

  • Resolved an issue where check box controls could shrink when using autofit to adjust row height
  • Resolved an issue where selecting a cell after scrolling could result in the wrong cell being selected

Outlook

  • Identified an issue which could cause digital signatures to become broken when signing an e-mail with a digitally signed attachment
  • Identified an issue where long filenames were truncated after draging and droping to the message body
  • Identified an issue where the search box could disappear when the ribbon is set to hide automatically

PowerPoint

  • Identified an issuewhere aspect ratio for the slide preview was not being properly locked/unlocked

Project

  • Identified an issue where notes might not persist if entered while doing update tasks
  • Identified an issue where a file could be locked by a user, but no username would be displayed in the error message
  • Identified an issue where users could get several messages when opening a read-only project

Word

  • Identified an issue when viewing comments while using a screen reader
  • Identified an issue where some critiques were misidentified as being spelling or grammar critiques
  • Identified an issue where a new comment dialog could sometimes not obtain focus

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where an upgrade could be prevented by a incorrect error message of "Another install in progress"
  • Identified an issue which could affect syncing from a local resource to a cloud resource
  • Identified an issue where a welcome message contained an invalid link

Version 1910: October 11

Version 1910 (Build 12130.20112)

Non-security updates

Excel

  • Resolved an issue in inserting files as object from OneDrive
  • Resolved an issue where the hyperlink format could not be properly applied to some content
  • Resolved an issue where formulas containing structured absolute references may be adjusted incorrectly
  • Resolved an issue where workbooks created in earlier versions of Office could cause Excel to hang when opened in current versions of Office
  • Resolved an issue where content copied from Excel could appear incorrect when pasted into other Office applications
  • Fix to correct colors used in previews when inserting charts using chart templates

PowerPoint

  • Identified an issue where ARC Devices could lose connection when running under AirSpace WinComp

Word

  • Resolved an issue in inserting files as object from OneDrive
  • Improved our recovery steps to fix an issue that caused graphical content to get deleted from email threads. 

Version 1910: October 04

Version 1910 (Build 12126.20000)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Data visualizer add-in: Quickly create Visio flowcharts from Excel. Learn more

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the print area in print preview was not correct
  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented pivot tables from being refreshed during a co-authoring session

Access

  • We fixed an issue where users could receive an "inconsistent state" error when using a shared database.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could have caused duplication of mail folders
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused an incorrect error message when attempting to send s/MIME encrypted e-mail
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes result in a crash when a user receives a 'Missed Conversation' message from Skype
  • We fixed an issue which could have resulted in a memory leak
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused the senders name to change when saved as a draft

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which could cause TextRanges to become broken after pasting text into the header/footer/slide number placeholders on slide master and slide layout
  • We fixed an issue which prevented hyperlink from being created when pasting text with hyperlink
  • We fixed an issue which would prevent statistics from working correctly

Word

  • We fixed an issue where font colors were not being committed

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could offer version history when that feature was disabled

Version 1910: September 27

Version 1910 (Build 12119.20000)

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could have caused scatter line charts from rendering properly when changing the series collection

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could have reported permission errors when interacting with shared calendar folders
  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented users from adding attachments to calendars
  • We fixed an issue which caused error messages to display when replying to a digitally signed message

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could have caused scaling issues when printing to Deskjet printers

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue where medium bold text could be incorrectly styled
  • We fixed an issue where a user could be given an incorrect error message when closing a file with a pending upload

Version 1910: September 20

Version 1910 (Build 12112.20000)


Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Excel could sometimes hang at launch

Outlook

  • We significantly improved the performance of room selection when there are a large number of rooms available
  • We fixed an issue

that can prevent mailbox sync for customers with multiple mailboxes in Outlook when migrating to modern authentication in Office 365.

  • We fixed an issue where some characters in signature labels would not display in the dropdown menu

Project

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when replacing an enterprise resource with a local resource

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent synchronous scrolling from working properly in draft view
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent Tool Tips from displaying properly after saving a document for the first time

Version 1910: September 13

Version 1910 (Build 12105.20000)

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent a user from pasting hyperlinks in some protected sheets

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the UI could get stuck in a compact view

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user could experience an error upon printing to PDF

Project

  • We fixed an issue where changes to a work value on a summary task could cause a crash if protected work is enabled
  • We fixed an issue which could inhibit the ability to sync events with enterprise calendars

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a repeated warning to discard local versions of a file

Version 1910: September 06

Version 1910 (Build 12030.20004)

Feature updates

Excel

  • Ready, set, draw: When you grab your Surface Pen, you're ready to draw. Learn more

PowerPoint

  • Ready, set, draw: When you grab your Surface Pen, you're ready to draw. Learn more

Word

  • Ready, set, draw: When you grab your Surface Pen, you're ready to draw. Learn more

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could cause the font name in the ribbon to be different from the font being used

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that could result in inappropriate resource consumption by Outlook when Protected Mode is disabled for Restricted Sites in Internet Explorer
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause Unicode characters to appear when pasting text from an ANSI source
  • We fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly appear as Offline in a Group Schedule view

Word

  • We fixed an issue where table formatting could be lost
  • We fixed an issue which could break the ctrl+v keyboard shortcut

Version 1909: August 30

Version 1909 (Build 12026.20000)

Feature updates

Access

  • Find linked tables fast: Our new search box makes finding linked tables a breeze.

PowerPoint

  • Save an illustration as SVG: Save a chart, shape, or other illustration as a scalable vector graphic, which can be resized with no loss of image quality. Learn more

Non-security updates

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the keytip for Sensitivity was conflicting with another keytip.
  • We fixed an issue that occurred while working on a shared workbook when trying to save.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel only lists the first 16 addins located in the '\Excel\Add-in Manager' registry values.
  • We fixed an issue where the function Frequency() returns incorrect results.
  • We have significantly improved the performance of filtering by color.
  • We fixed an issue for Surface users where moving the mouse could be interpreted as a mouse click event.
  • We fixed an issue which prevented keyboard navigation in the Find/Replace dialog
  • We fixed an issue where the name of some fonts were not displayed correctly
  • We fixed an issue which prevented CSV from appearing as a supported file type

Access

  • We fixed an issue where users could receive an "inconsistent state" error when using a shared database.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the date picker to appear when it shouldn't

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which prevented HTML content from appearing for some POP3 users
  • We fixed an issue to remove non-functional 'Planner' link from the overflow menu in the contact card when working in environments where it is not available.

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where OneNote background sync was sometimes stealing focus.

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which would affect the rotation orientation of a 3D Turntable.
  • We fixed an issue which prevented some hyperlinks from working if they contained special characters.
  • We fixed an issue which caused multiple comment panes to open at the same time.

Project

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause a crash after printing a Team Planner view.

Word

  • We fixed an issue where multi-byte characters in vertical text box are shown overlapped in reading view.
  • We fixed an issue where Japanese post card and greeting card related addin resources are not found when the user takes action in the addin wizard.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause issues with the Title Bar User Interface when in Protected View

Office Suite

  • We fixed a corrupt file issue when you Change Shape on a selection that contains both a normal shape and a connector shape.
  • We fixed an issue that caused a problem in applications when using dock/undock from multiple external displays.

August 23, 2019

Version 1909 (Build 12015.20004)

Non-security updates:

Excel

  • We significantly improved the performance of deleting columns with merged cells

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some Unicode characters from being displayed when viewed in a browser

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented files from being saved to a WebDAV location

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a user would click on one comment, but another comment would be selected

August 16, 2019

Version 1909 (Build 12013.20000)

PowerPoint Feature updates:

  • Print slide numbers on handouts: Slide numbers are included on your handouts automatically. Leave them on, turn them off, it's all up to you.

Non-security updates:

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which could cause AutoSave to become enabled
  • We fixed an issue which could result in cell heights being measured inaccurately

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which significantly improves the performance of the Comments feature
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when using arrow keys while in search
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent an @ mention if the @ symbol was placed after certain characters
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause a crash when deleting @ mentions
  • We fixed an issue which prevented emojis from displaying correctly in comment cards
  • We fixed an issue with Active Clipboard which could sometimes result in a crash
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the Quick Access Toolbar buttons to stop working
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent the Document Formatting Preview from switching to the background

OneNote

  • We fixed an issue where the names of sections appear blank in the section dropdown list when Office Theme is set to Black.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue with Send Events which could cause Outlook to repeatedly gain and lose focus
  • We fixed an issue which prevented the Post Reply to Folder shortcut from working

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with Protected View which could sometimes cause problems when collaborating
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent tasks in comment panes from displaying properly
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when inserting new slides

User Lifecycle

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes result in subscription features disappearing

Word

  • We fixed an issue where hyperlinks could be broken if the hyperlink contained certain characters
  • We fixed an issue where images could be improperly sized when viewing a comment for that image
  • We fixed an issue with the Bullet List drop down menu which could sometimes result in a crash

August 09, 2019

Version 1909 (Build 12001.20000)

Excel Feature updates:

  • Collaboration just got easier: Co-authoring improvements mean that when working with conditional formatting, cell styles, and more, your changes are merged seamlessly with those of your collaborators.

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.

Office Suite Feature updates:

  • New Office app icons: Redesigned app icons to reflect the simple, powerful, and intelligent experiences of Office

Outlook Feature updates:

  • Advanced protection against attack: With Office 365 Advanced Threat Protection, you're protected against attacks through hyperlinks within email subjects, attached messages, signed messages, network paths, and so on.

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.

PowerPoint Feature updates:

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.

Word Feature updates:

  • Others see your changes quickly: Co-authoring improvements mean your collaborators can see your changes faster than ever before.

  • Search and enjoy: We've added Search to Insert Icons to make it easy to find the icon you want. And when you're selecting, the Insert button tells you how many you've picked.

Non-security updates:

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which caused meeting recipients to receive two notifications after a meeting was cancelled

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when the user selected No Outline or No Fill for Shapes and Icons

August 02, 2019

Version 1908 (Build 11929.20002)

Excel Feature updates:

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies.

Outlook Feature updates:

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies.

PowerPoint Feature updates:

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies.

Word Feature updates:

  • Convert files to improve accessibility: Upgrade your files to the modern format to make them more accessible for everyone.

  • Say it another way: When you want to say it differently, Rewrite is there to help. Rewrite offers alternatives for finessing your phrases.

  • Apply sensitivity labels to your documents: Apply sensitivity labels to your files and emails to keep them compliant with your organization's information protection policies.

Non-security updates:

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue which made it appear as though "repeat all labels" was applied when printing to a PDF

Office Suite

  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented users from opening a document from the desktop
  • We fixed an issue where an upgrade could be prevented by a incorrect error message of "Another install in progress"
  • We fixed an issue where a user could see error messages when security updates are installed
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the cursor to disappear
  • We fixed an issue where a user could be defaulted to the draw tab instead of the home tab
  • We fixed an issue where large tree views could result in a crash

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue that can cause repeated password prompts
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent an email address from being queried correctly
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent users from opening calendar items created by legacy versions of Outlook

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some animations from starting

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Word

  • We fixed an issue where replies to comments could appear out of order
  • We fixed an issue where in some situations, hints would be displayed instead of comments
  • We fixed an issue where the Revisions Pane could display when the user tried to add a new comment
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent the undo dropdown list from appearing
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent comments from being added

July 26, 2019

Version 1908 (build 11916.20000)

What's New:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Create more accessible PDFs

Create a PDF and the accessibility checker will point out accessibility issues to fix before you save.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where file type association and icons for Office could sometimes break after an Office Update

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where moving a chart could sometimes result in a crash
  • We fixed an issue where to get Workbook object from Chart object after changing chart types could sometimes result in an error

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where in simplified ribbon, a disabled control could sometimes not be greyed out in the ribbon

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



July 19, 2019

Version 1908 (build 11911.20000)

What's New:

Word

Learn what Acronyms mean when you read in Word Online

When you encounter an Acronym, we'll try to define it using data from within your organization.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue which BookMarkEnd tag was missing.
  • We fixed an issue where the font selection could change while the user was typing special characters
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause blank replies to a new comment card
  • We fixed an issue which could cause formatting to be lost when sharing an email

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an array with a large range could sometimes cause a crash
  • We significantly improved the performance of copying data from filtered ranges
  • We fixed an issue which prevented some files from opening if the filenames contained special characters

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where section name was not selected by default for newly created section in PowerPoint.
  • We fixed an issue which could cause the UI to become difficult to use when using a 4:3 display

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent available rooms from being listed
  • We fixed an issue which prevented HTML formatting for some POP3 users

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



July 12, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11901.20038)

What's New:

PowerPoint

Use ink replay in your presentations

Apply a replay animation for ink in PowerPoint to express and communicate more in presentations.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



July 5, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11901.20018)

What's New:

Word, Excel, PowerPoint

Sketchy Shapes!

In the middle of drafting a presentation? Apply the sketchy style to show that you're still working on it. It gives a personal touch to your objects without turning it into a free form, hand-drawn shapes.

Excel

  • Faster file sharing: Share your documents right from the recently used list without having to open the file.

PowerPoint

  • The setting to Print Slide Numbers in Handouts has been moved to the Print Menu for easier access: Find it in the Print > Print Layout dropdown when a Handout layout is selected. This also allows the setting to be easily toggled per presentation. Learn more

  • Faster file sharing: Share your documents right from the recently used list without having to open the file.

Word

  • Faster file sharing: Share your documents right from the recently used list without having to open the file.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We significantly improved the performance of Ribbon KeyTips
  • We fixed an issue which prevented the "See what's coming soon" dialog from being displayed properly
  • We fixed an issue which could cause Photos to be misaligned in the Co-auth Gallery flyout

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent new comments from being added
  • We fixed an issue where tables could sometimes cause a crash
  • We fixed an issue where invalid data could sometimes be added to the end of a mail merge
  • We fixed an issue which could cause some LaTeX equations to render incorrectly

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where changing chart types could sometimes result in a runtime exception
  • We fixed an issue where the incorrect ribbon could be displayed when multiple windows were open
  • We fixed an issue which could cause an error when a macro opened a second instance of a workbook
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when opening or creating a workbook, or switching between workbooks
  • We fixed an issue preventing users from opening a PDF created from Word in Teams

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue which would degrade the quality of a chart when exported to a pdf
  • We fixed an issue which prevented a tooltip indicating the distance to center from displaying

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes prevent a Disk Full error to be displayed
  • We fixed an issue which could cause attachments to become duplicated when updating a meeting request

Access

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some queries from returning large integer values
  • We fixed an issue which could make the sql textbox uneditable
  • We fixed an issue where tooltips could be difficult to see on some High DPI displays

Project

  • We fixed an issue which could cause flag values to become uneditable in new tasks
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a status update to improperly set Actual Start Date on Assignments and Tasks
  • We fixed an issue which could cause some resources to incorreclty appear overallocated
  • We fixed an issue where the TaskDependencies Add method could fail when Lag is added, the decimal separator is a comma, and when connected to a server
  • We fixed an issue where updating local custom field lookup table values via CSOM could crash PCS
  • We fixed an issue where the total work values may appear incorrect if they contain a decimal



June 28, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11819.20002)

What's New:

Excel

  • Code quickly with Power Query enhancements: Get to code completion quickly with auto-complete and syntax coloring. Easily discover functions, columns, and parameters, too

  • Join tables on similar columns: Get & Transform (Power Query) now features approximate text matching logic (also called fuzzy matching) when comparing columns for merging tables.

Word

  • Coauthoring improvements: Improved reliability when coauthoring.

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Visio

Find documents with relevant activity recommended to you.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some .DOC files from opening
  • We fixed an issue which could have prevented comments from loading properly

Excel

  • We improved the performance of Power Queries

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue related to using a pen on a Surface device which could cause the screen to flicker

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could change the free/busy status of an appointment when converted to a meeting
  • We fixed an issue where the wrong template and description would be displayed when an e-mail was protected with an ad-hoc template

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



June 21, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11815.20002)

What's New:

Outlook

Dark Mode for Black Theme in Outlook Desktop

With dark mode, users in black theme will now also see the reading pane with a dark background when reading emails, and the compose experience with a dark background when writing emails. There is a sun/moon toggle on the reading pane and in the ribbon in case users want to preview what the message looks like with a light background instead.

Getting Started:

  1. Turn on black theme and dark mode will be on by default.
  2. Use the moon/sun toggle (in the reading pane and in the ribbon) to preview what the message looks like for users not in dark mode

Scenarios to Try

  1. Read emails in dark mode. If you are unable to read something, use the sun toggle in the Reading Pane to switch to a light background.
  2. Compose emails in dark mode. Preview what your message will look like with a light background by using the sun toggle in the ribbon.

If you encounter any emails that don't render properly, please send them (as an attachment) to OutlookDarkModeFail@service.microsoft.com

Get location suggestions

Start typing and Outlook will look for matching locations.

This applies to the Location field when creating Appointments and Meetings.

Getting Started:

  • Create an Appointment or Meeting on an O365 or Outlook.com calendar in Outlook.
  • Click into the Location field and start typing…

Scenarios to Try

When adding a conference room to a meeting, click into Location field, rather than using Room Finder add-in or Address Book. For appointments at a physical place with a public location - like a restaurant, coffee shop, or even your dentist's office - try finding the exact location using the new picker. This way, you'll be able to get notified on Outlook Mobile when it's time to leave.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue which would keep the Search Box enabled while offline

Word

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard focus could sometimes be difficult to see
  • We fixed an issue where text pasted into a new document could sometimes have the wrong text alignment
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from saving changes after suspending their computer
  • We fixed an issue where in certain cases an entire document would be printed instead of the selected range
  • We fixed an issue which could make comments difficult to read on smaller displays
  • We fixed an issue which could cause a crash when capturing to a device

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where keyboard focus could sometimes be difficult to see

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which could incorrectly display an add-in as being enabled when it was not.
  • We fixed an issue which would prevent a customer from viewing all retention policies if there were a large number of them

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



June 14, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11807.20000)

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent a user from signing in when saving to OneDrive
  • We fixed an issue where a user could be prevented from changing SharePoint properties while in restricted access mode
  • We fixed an issue where header and footer content could change when adjusting margins
  • We fixed an issue where formatting could break when switching to web view
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent a user from using custom fields when opened from SharePoint

Excel

  • We fixed a performance issue when deleting rows of a filtered set
  • We fixed an issue which could sometimes cause the mouse to flicker in protected view
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused a crash when deleting a series
  • We fixed an issue where some users would have the option to add version history when that was not available
  • We fixed an issue which could have caused an exception when using the Spreadsheet Compare tool

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where a crash could occur when clicking a link to SharePoint
  • We fixed an issue which could switch the user to the next page while typing using a Surface Pen

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases the To field was larger than normal

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



June 7, 2019

Version 1907 (build 11727.20064)

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where Word could sometimes crash when autocorrect was set to capitalize the first letter of a sentence
  • We improved performance when editing a document on SharePoint
  • We fixed an issue where vector-based images created in Adobe Illustrator would not display correctly

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where sorting fields were sometimes not set correctly when recording a macro
  • We fixed an issue that causes hang or crash during recalculation of an array formula

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where inline attachments would sometimes be incorrectly scaled

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where timesheets on a fixed duration could sometimes change the assignment finish date
  • We fixed an issue where Percentage Complete values could be wrong when opening a project from an earlier version



May 31, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11722.20008)

What's New:

Outlook

Dialog for Contacting Support now is dockable and appears on the right

The dialog used for Contacting support will now appear in a pane on the right and will start off as a docked window.

Ink in Your Email!

You can now draw and annotate pictures in your Outlook emails.

Word

When you click a document link in Office, you can update your preference to open in the Word app by default. To update your preference go to File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling. Learn more: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/open-file-links-directly-in-office-desktop-apps-fe241745-9e05-4142-9ba8-1bb1dc044773?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Getting Started:

Feature will default to off. Users can either turn it on via Options->Advanced->Link Handling setting, or they can opt-in when Win32 WXP apps take them through an opt-in experience. When users click on links to Word/PowerPoint/Excel files stored on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

To change this default, users can update the following setting in Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint:

File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling

This setting is shared across Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel and can be set in any of these apps.

Scenarios to Try:

To trigger the opt-in experience - Open a link tot a Word document stored in OneDrive/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel - click on Open in Client from Office Online - do this twice in a 30 day window. After you opt-in, links will launch in the Win32 apps by default.

PowerPoint

When you click a presentation link in Office, you can update your preference to open in the PowerPoint app by default. To update your preference go to File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling. Learn more: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/open-file-links-directly-in-office-desktop-apps-fe241745-9e05-4142-9ba8-1bb1dc044773?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Getting Started:

Feature will default to off. Users can either turn it on via Options->Advanced->Link Handling setting, or they can opt-in when Win32 WXP apps take them through an opt-in experience. When users click on links to Word/PowerPoint/Excel files stored on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

To change this default, users can update the following setting in Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint:

File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling

This setting is shared across Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel and can be set in any of these apps.

Scenarios to Try:

To trigger the opt-in experience - Open a link to a PowerPoint presentation stored in OneDrive/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel - click on Open in Client from Office Online - do this twice in a 30 day window. After you opt-in, links will launch in the Win32 apps by default.

Excel

When you click a workbook link in Office, you can update your preference to open in the Excel app by default. To update your preference, go to File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling. Learn More: https://support.office.com/en-us/article/open-file-links-directly-in-office-desktop-apps-fe241745-9e05-4142-9ba8-1bb1dc044773?ui=en-US&rs=en-US&ad=US

Getting Started:

Feature will default to off. Users can either turn it on via Options->Advanced->Link Handling setting, or they can opt-in when Win32 WXP apps take them through an opt-in experience. When users click on links to Word/PowerPoint/Excel files stored on OneDrive/OneDrive for Business/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

To change this default, users can update the following setting in Outlook/Word/Excel/PowerPoint:

File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling

This setting is shared across Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel and can be set in any of these apps.

Scenarios to Try:

To trigger the opt-in experience - Open a link to an Excel workbook stored in OneDrive/SharePoint from Outlook/Word/PowerPoint/Excel - click on Open in Client from Office Online - do this twice in a 30 day window. After you opt-in, links will launch in the Win32 apps by default.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where files could sometimes be auto-saved even when auto-save was disabled

Word

  • We fixed an issue which may have prevented some users from saving to SharePoint

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an incorrect icon could be displayed for inactive filters

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly appear as Offline in a Group Schedule view
  • We fixed an issue which prevented SafeLink from parsing a URL with a trailing space
  • We fixed an issue where rooms were displayed as available outside of non-working hours

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



May 24, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11715.20002)

What's New:

User Experience Updates

Updates that have been in Coming Soon are now here, featuring the Simplified Ribbon, and a visual refresh of the folder pane, message list, and reading pane.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where the Chat Pane would not display

Word

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases Word could incorrectly highlight text for grammatical errors

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where an incorrect icon was used in for Chart Elements
  • We fixed an issue where the incorrect workbook could be activated in a VBA script when the same book was already open

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Project could crash after switching to the taskbar



May 17, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11708.20006)

What's New:

Outlook

User Experience Updates

Updates that have been in Coming Soon are now here, featuring the Simplified Ribbon, and a visual refresh of the folder pane, message list, and reading pane.

Getting Started:

These change will be part of the new default UI; it has been available behind the Coming Soon switch since mid Dec for 100% prod

Customizable Simplified Ribbon

Easily customizable to switch between classic and Simplified views and pin/unpin commands.

Getting Started:

Users can get to the simplified ribbon by turning on Coming Soon (initially) and clicking the chevron in the ribbon to toggle between the classic multi-line ribbon and the new simplified single-line ribbon.

Scenarios to Try:

Switch from Classic ribbon to Simplified ribbon

Pick your favorite action

Don't use Flag and Delete? How about Archive or Mark as Read? Customize the quick action menu with the commands you use most.

Getting Started:

To select your Quick Actions, right click on an email in the message list to bring up the Context Menu. Then click "Set Quick Actions..."

Scenarios to Try:

Change the defaults from flag and delete to either archive, move, mark as read, or none for a cleaner message list

Relaxed or tighter layout? You choose

Use Tighter Spacing lets you decide if you want more space between items, or a tighter layout to see more.

Getting Started:

View tab, use tighter spacing checkbox - in Messages group for classic ribbon, Current View settings for simplified ribbon

Scenarios to Try:

Use Outlook to triage and write email with and without the setting enabled. With Use tighter spacing on, more messages fit per page, and controls on the compose forms are more streamlined.

Dedupe MRU entries when using the Onedrive sync client

Enable better integration with onedrive sync client with cloud attachments by deduping the mru entries and to enable faster attach as copy behavior for synchronized data

Getting Started:

If you use the OneDrive sync client, you will no longer see file duplicates in the Attach File MRU.

Scenarios to Try:

Enable the OneDrive sync client and use the Attach File menu in Outlook Desktop

Improved shared folder synchronization for mailboxes with many folders

For years Outlook has been limited to a maximum of 500 folders when synchronizing shared mailboxes. With this change Outlook has been improved to sync in a way that will no longer encounter this 500 folder limit.

Getting Started:

Create 1000 folders in a mailbox, give someone else access to the mailbox, create an Outlook profile for the "someone else" and verify that sync works.

Word

Erase just a little bit

Getting Started:

Go to the Draw Tab. Select the Eraser dropdown. Choose Small Eraser or Medium Eraser.

Scenarios to Try:

Go to the Draw Tab. Select a pen. Draw an ink stroke. Select the Eraser dropdown. Choose Small Eraser or Medium Eraser. Erase just bits of the ink stroke.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from saving as PDF
  • We fixed an issue which could impact users saving large files on a 32-bit system

Word

  • We significantly improved the responsiveness of the dictation feature

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where double-click events could fail on touch screen devices
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent some users from being able to edit VBA macros
  • We fixed an issue which could impact performance when using slicers

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the wrong template could be displayed from what was selected

Access

  • We fixed an issue where using the zoom builder to display long rich text, could be hard to read

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



May 10, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11702.20000)

What's New:

Outlook

Fit more messages on the screen: Select View > Use Tighter Spacing to adjust spacing between messages.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where the Save As dialog could display the incorrect path

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some selections from Tell Me would not get inserted

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where Task ID's could require highlighting to see



May 3, 2019

Version 1906 (build 11629.20008)

What's New:

Outlook

All your encryption options in one place: Just go to Options > Encrypt to choose how to secure your email message.

Notable Fixes:

All

  • We fixed an issue where some users would experience problems syncing with OneDrive for Business

Word

  • We fixed an issue where in some cases Word would take a long time to start

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where external links were sometimes removed from workbooks after upgrading to a newer version of Excel
  • We fixed an issue where some users could experience difficulty selecting cells in a new workbook

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where font sizes were not consistant when converting drawings to text

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where saving a contact from a .VCF file could result in empty fields
  • We fixed an issue where a message could get stuck in the outbox folder even though it had been sent
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook could crash when viewing a DRM message

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the editor would switch from Chinese to English
  • We fixed an issue where unpublished tasks could appear in the published copy of a master project



April 26, 2019

Version 1905 (build 11617.20002)

New Features

Outlook

Shared calendar updates just got faster: 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.

Excel

Coauthoring improvements

Improved the coauthoring experience by making it more likely that content changes will be received by others in real time.

Visio

  • Export Visio visuals from Power BI: Visio Visual for Power BI will now display properly when you export Power BI reports as PDFs, PowerPoint files, and more.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where Solver macros would fail to run
  • We fixed an issue which could prevent Excel files from being imported into SharePoint

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



April 19, 2019

Version 1905 (build 11609.20002)

What's New:

Outlook

Get email suggestions when you search for a person: When you type a person’s name in the Search box, the most relevant email messages will be included with your search suggestions.

Excel

Improved Filled Maps experience using Data Types

This feature is an improvement for users who plot Filled Map Charts using Excel's Geographic Data Types. The benefit to the end users will be richer integration between the features and better accuracy of the region the end user wants to map. Additional benefits include - ability to map city polygons.

Getting Started:
  • This feature is an improvement to the existing features within Excel. To use the improvement - convert locations into Rich Entities and plot with Filled Maps.
Scenarios to Try:
  • Users can try mapping cities, states, counties, countries and zip codes.

Notable Fixes:

All Applications

  • We fixed an issue where the First Run dialog would display whenever an application was launched
  • We fixed an issue where a SharePoint link in the "save as" dialog could be missing.
  • We fixed an issue where users would incorrectly see a "Repair Now" dialog

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some users could receive an error for insufficient memory or disk space when requesting a font
  • We fixed an issue where a window could lose focus when switching from the comments pane

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue preventing the resizing of branded shapes
  • We fixed an issue where PowerPoint could crash when opening a file in protected view mode

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from selecting Chinese words
  • We fixed an issue where expiry dates were not calculated correctly

Access

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from using the Macro Builder
  • We fixed an issue where printing a report would only print the first page
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash when hovering over a hyperlink
  • We fixed an issue which caused some items to appear off screen when using relationships view

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



April 12, 2019

Version 1905 (build 11601.20042)

What's New:

Access

Get smart with Microsoft Graph

Import or link to intelligent data and reinvent your desktop database with Intelligent Technology.

Notable Fixes:

All Applications

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from saving files to cloud locations
  • We fixed an issue where the wrong pane could open from the ribbon

Word

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where users would see an error message for linked data types when the workbook did not contain linked data types
  • We fixed an issue where URL links within a Word document could change when viewed locally vs. online

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash after undoing changes from the animations tab

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue which prevented some users from modifying the Notes field for contacts in a Public Folder
  • We fixed an issue where a conflict could occur between expiration dates and deletion dates

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



April 5, 2019

Version 1904 (build 11527.20014)

What's New:

Outlook

Outlook for Windows: set and share your Focused Inbox settings

Your Focused Inbox preferences are stored in the cloud so you can enjoy the same consistent experience when using Outlook for Windows and Outlook on the web on any computer.

Getting Started:

Under File > Options > General tab, there is a new preference for 'Store my Outlook settings in the cloud'. Users will need to check the box to enable their Focused Inbox setting to roam to other Desktop Outlook installations and OWA.

Scenarios to Try:

Change Focused Inbox on the machine that has cloud settings preference turned on. Navigate to OWA and see the preference applied there as well. Change Focused Inbox in OWA and start Desktop Outlook to see the preference reflected.

Word

Learning Tools mode has additional support for more page colors

Learning Tools in Word adds support for more page theme colors, which allows the changing of the background color of the page. Many people have challenges reading with an all-white or all-black background, so we’ve expanded the choice of colors in Word on PC and Mac.

Getting Started:

To try this out, go to the View tab and choose Learning Tools, and then Page Color.

Scenarios to Try:

To try this out, go to the View tab and choose Learning Tools, and then Page Color.

Excel

Elevate Creativity with Animated 3D Models

Office now supports animated models, which will playback in the editor so you can bring your sheets to life!

Getting Started:

  1. Open Excel
  2. Insert an animated 3D Model (coming to Remix soon, but for now, access animated models here: \osan\ogx\Public\TestFiles\3D Models\Animated3D\C3Art)
  3. The animated model will play in the editor! Check Slideshow mode - it will play there too!
  4. In the 3D Format Ribbon, explore more animation scenes in the model

Scenarios to Try:

  1. Insert an animated model and watch it play in the editor
  2. Explore the animation scenes available in the animated model via the Scenes Gallery, available in the 3D Format Ribbon
  3. Easily play/pause the animation via the ribbon, floatie or space bar

Notable Fixes:

All Applications

  • We fixed an issue where the incorrect app icon could appear for Excel in contextual menus
  • We fixed an issue where the File Menu button could disappear after installing an update
  • We fixed an issue which could change your user license

Word

  • We fixed an issue where text would not render correctly at certain zoom levels

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where users would not be prompted to save a workbook after making edits
  • We fixed an issue where a BeforeSave event would not be triggered if the user shared the workbook.
  • We fixed an issue where resizing a column to fewer than 6 pixels could throw an incorrect error message.
  • We fixed an issue where Excel would ignore the Application.Visible flag
  • We fixed an issue where trace arrows would remain on non-active frozen panes
  • We fixed an issue where cell formatting of dates an currency could change when opening a workbook
  • We fixed an issue where tooltips would move unexpectedly
  • We fixed localization issues for the Power Query editor
  • We fixed an issue where a workbook would be removed as an attachment when sending via e-mail

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where copying shapes would take longer than expected

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook could crash while using the drawing tool
  • We fixed a localization issue when composing html e-mails
  • We fixed an issue where the user would have difficulty in selecting the lower pane

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



March 22, 2019

Version 1904 (build 11514.20004)

New Features

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where the UI would constantly display "Checking for Changes"

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash after moving a worksheet
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash after saving as a PDF
  • We fixed an issue where the save dialog would not accept some Korean characters

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • We fixed the error message in Access where an extra shortcut to Access was created
  • We fixed an issue where data from a linked SharePoint would display incorrectly

Project

  • We fixed an issue where the language settings would switch from Chinese to English
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash when synching to SharePoint



March 15, 2019

Version 1904 (build 11504.20000)

What's New:

Word

Focus Mode

Switch to Focus on the View menu to remove distractions and concentrate on your work. For Office 365 subscribers only.

Getting Started:

View tab "Focus" Button in the Ribbon Status Bar "Focus" Button

Scenarios to Try:

Enter Focus Mode and experience the Focused Experience

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where images in a document saved as a PDF would have the incorrect DPI

Excel

  • Various performance and stability fixes

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue where the comments pane would not open or close properly
  • We fixed an issue where the application could crash when deleting a video
  • We fixed an issue where in some instances the application would fail to launch

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where read receipts were incorrect when viewed in Japanese

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



March 8, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11425.20036)

What's New:

Word

With Microsoft Search, you can find all the files, actions, people, and help you need to get work done.

Getting Started:

  • The feature is prominently displayed on top of the UI in the header.

Scenarios to Try:

  • Search for a college, a recent document or search for the ribbon commands you use most often
  • Look up a topic or subject to get more information on it

CoAuthoring

Tired of being locked out of your document with macros? Now your docm files on OneDrive for Business allow simultaneous editing by multiple authors.

Getting Started:

The user doesn't need to press any buttons in the UI to access this feature. It is enabled by default on OneDrive for Business docm files. So, the user should save a docm file to OneDrive for Business to try it out.

Scenarios to Try:

Create a docm file on OneDrive for Business, share it with your colleagues, and collaborate!

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed a crashing issue that occurred when pressing ‘ESC’ while in Options
  • We fixed a crashing issue that occurred when replying to comments
  • We fixed an issue with copy & paste from Word to PowerPoint Online

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where copying a cell in Excel caused high CPU usage when protected document and editable document were opened

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook Search was not honoring the selected chronological sorting
  • We fixed an issue where the "Open this task" workflow ribbon button was unresponsive for certain emails
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook did not clear on premise rooms after users selected an available room in Room Finder

Access

  • We fixed the saved import/export dialog that had white text on white background in Dark Theme
  • We fixed an issue where users could not set the DisplayControl property for a Yes/No field to Textbox in table design

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes

March 1, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11414.20014)

What's New

Word

Colors for Track Changes, Comments and Real-Time Collaboration in Sync

Fixes in our product now ensure that the comments, track changes and the cursor for a collaborator show up in the same color.

Getting Started:

Open a SharePoint or OneDrive document that others have open. Verify that track changes and comments color for a user matches the color of that user's cursor.

Scenarios to Try:

Open a SharePoint or OneDrive document that others have open. Verify that track changes and comments color for a user matches the color of that user's cursor.

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed a crashing issue that occurred when pressing ‘ESC’ while in Options
  • We fixed an issue with copy & paste from Word to PowerPoint Online

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where copying a cell in Excel caused high CPU usage when protected document and editable document were opened

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with slide image size when using @Mentions in PowerPoint

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where Outlook Search was not honoring the selected chronological sorting
  • We fixed an issue where the "Open this task" workflow ribbon button was unresponsive for certain emails
  • We fixed an issue where Outlook did not clear on premise rooms after users selected an available room in Room Finder

Access

  • We updated the prompt text that showed when confirming the relinking tables with a datasource
  • We fixed the saved import/export dialog that had white text on white background in Dark Theme
  • We fixed an issue where users could not set the Display Control property for a Yes/No field to Textbox in table design

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes



February 15, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11310.20016)

What's New:

PowerPoint

Morph Transition Enhancements - Morph by Name

Specify the shapes you want to morph

Getting Started:

  • To get Morph to treat two objects as the same object, the user can rename the shapes using the Selection Pane.
  • The name must be prefaced with “!!” (two exclamation points) for Morph to use it to override our default matching behavior, e.g. “!!Name”
  • Users can continue to rename shapes with any name that doesn’t start with “!!” without worrying that it will change the way Morph works

Scenarios to Try:

  • Insert a Shape in a slide, let's say Rectangle
  • Create a new slide
  • Insert a different shape in the 2nd slide, let's say Triangle
  • Open SelectionPane, rename the Rectangle in slide 1 to "!!shape", and rename the Triangle in slide 2 to "!!shape"
  • Apply Morph on the 2nd slide

Morph Transition Enhancements - SmartArt

SmartArt morph with smoother transitions

Getting Started:

Use Morph the same way you would with SmartArt

Scenarios to Try:

  • Insert a SmartArt in a slide
  • Duplicate the Slide
  • Resize/Change/Move the SmartArt on the duplicated slide
  • Apply Morph on the duplicated slide

Morph Transition Enhancements - Tables

Tables morph with smoother transitions

Getting Started:

Use Morph the same way you would with tables

Scenarios to Try:

  • Insert a Table in a slide
  • Duplicate the slide
  • Resize/Change/Move the Table on the duplicated slide
  • Apply Morph on the duplicated slide

Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Access, Project, Publisher & Visio

Seamlessly Switch Between Accounts

The new account manager shows all of your work and personal accounts in one place, and puts you in control of switching between them. This updated experience makes it clear how you're logged in, and now you can toggle between work and personal accounts without having to sign out first or deal with complex dialogs.

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Scenarios to Try:

  • Switch between accounts
  • Add a new account [Note: you may want to first go to File | Account | Connected Services and remove any personal services connected to work accounts or vice versa]
  • Sign out from an account

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue with context preview for tables & images

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where text in autofilter Search field is white in Black theme
  • We fixed a consent UI issue with New Office Add-in

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issue with automatically extending display when presenting SlideShows on laptops or tablets.

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue with the Send to OneNote button display

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


February 11, 2019

Version 1903 (build 11330.20014)

Notable Fixes:

Word

  • We fixed an issue where some customized styles could not be applied to word online
  • We fixed Context Preview issues with rich objects in Word
  • We fixed an issue where pasting lists would result in Word crashing

Excel

  • We fixed an issue where appended spaces after number formats are no longer showing when there is no currency symbol
  • We fixed an issue with auto detect for stocks

PowerPoint

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Outlook

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Access

  • Various performance and stability fixes

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes


February 1, 2019

Version 1902 (build 11326.20000)

Notable Fixes

Word

  • We fixed an issue with resizing cells in an embedded Excel table
  • We fixed an issue with copy/paste of shapes in a Drawing Canvas

Excel

  • We fixed an issue with opening files from the Excel Web app
  • We fixed an issue where saving a CSV file as .XLSX was failing due to file name size
  • We fixed the context menu to display the context menu options

PowerPoint

  • We fixed an issued where users were unable to use the keyboard shortcut ctrl+alt+7/ctrl+alt+8 to enter square brackets
  • We fixed an issue where inserting a local video into the PPT would reduce the ‘C’ drive disk space
  • We fixed the Publish to Microsoft Stream button which was not displaying to some users

Outlook

  • We fixed an issue where the task view in calendar was not correctly showing the task subject

Access

  • We fixed a scaling issue with charts

Project

  • Various performance and stability fixes