Word 2016 for Mac – Release notes for Insider Fast builds

Office for Mac insider builds are updated on a regular basis to provide new and improved features, security and non-security updates and bug fixes.  To see similar information about other Office for Mac apps, go to Release notes for Insider Fast builds of Office 2016 for Mac.

Learn how to install Office for Mac updates, and check out the information below to learn about each Insider Fast release.

November 16, 2017 release

Version:  16.8 (Build 171114)

Known Issues

Version:  16.8 (Build 171111)

Bug Fixes

  • This update includes a fix for issues with objects rendering in the document.

Version:  16.8 (Build 171107)

Bug Fixes

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with selection.

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with Watermark previews.

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with finding data sources for previously saved Mail Merge documents.

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with ungrouping certain groups of shapes.

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with using the AutoText menu entry.

Version:  16.8 (Build 171101)

Bug fixes

  • This update includes a fix to address an issue with diacritics.

  • This update includes fixes to address issues with external monitors.

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with the Symbols dialog.

  • This update includes a fix for an issue with AutoCorrect.

Version:  16.7 (Build 171020)

New or Improved Features

(be sure to review the major features mentioned in the Oct. 2 update notes)

Bug Fixes

  • This update includes a fix to address issues assigning and using keyboard shortcuts.

  • This update includes a fix to address issues around opening files in certain locations.

  • This update includes a fix to address an issue with incorrectly saving temporary files.

  • This update includes improvements for working with assistive technologies.

Known issues

  • Copying and pasting between Word and Excel may not create a link to Excel.

  • Inserted Word or Excel objects may not render as expected.

Version:  16.7 (Build 171017)

New or Improved Features

(be sure to review the major features mentioned in the Oct. 2 update notes)

Bug Fixes

  • This update includes a fix to address issues with content disappearing while scrolling or zooming.

  • This update includes a fix to address a crash while using find and replace.

  • This update includes a fix to address issues with user preferences not being honored.

  • This update includes a fix for text appearing blurry.

  • Embedded font files now open.

  • Mail merge using Excel spreadsheets now works.

Known issues

  • Copying and pasting between Word and Excel may not create a link to Excel.

  • Inserted Word or Excel objects may not render as expected.

Version:  16.7 (Build 171008)

New or Improved Features

(be sure to review the major features mentioned in the Oct. 2 update notes)

Bug fixes

  • There were a number of fixes to avoid crashing and/or hanging in certain situations.

  • Numerous minor bug fixes.

Known issues

  • Copying and pasting between Word and Excel may not create a link to Excel.

  • Inserted Word or Excel objects may not render as expected.

Version: 16.6 (Build 171001)

New and Improved Features

  • AutoSave: For Office 365 subscribers, when working with OneDrive and SharePoint files, your documents automatically save as you work. The AutoSave switch in the window show the setting. 

  • Collaborate in Real-time, Simple Sharing: For Office 365 subscribers, co-author in real-time with others in OneDrive and SharePoint files, and easier sharing for OneDrive for Business and SharePoint files. 

  • New and modern chart types: For Office 365 subscribers, say hello to Waterfall, Histogram, Pareto, Box & Whisker, Treemap and Sunburst—six powerful charts that help you quickly visualize common financial, statistical and hierarchical data.

Fixes

  • This release addresses an issue where search highlights could remain on screen.

Known issues

  • Copying and pasting between Word and Excel may not create a link to Excel.

  • Inserted Word or Excel objects may not render as expected.

Version: 15.40 (170926)

Stabilization improvements and minor bug fixes.

Version: 15.39 (170829)

No fixes, known issues or new features this week.

Version: 15.38 (170822)

New and improved Features

  • No new features at this time.

Fixes

  • This update includes a fix for an issue which caused selected text to appear blank while dragging.

Known issues

  • No known issues at this time.

Version: 15.38 (170815)

No fixes, known issues or new features this week.

Version: 15.38 (170809)

No fixes, known issues or new features this week.

Version: 15.38 (170801)

No fixes, known issues or new features this week.

Version: 15.37.0 (Build 170720)

New and improved Features

  • No new features at this time.

Fixes

  • This update includes a fix for an incorrect autocorrect suggestion for the date.

Known issues

  • No known issues at this time.

Notes & News

  • To report issues or send feedback directly to our team, click the smiley face in the upper-right corner of the app, and then click Tell Us What You Like or Tell Us What Can Be Better.

  • Connect with us and other Insiders through the Office Insider community or by reaching out through Twitter.

  • To get on the Fast level, click Help > Check for Updates > Join the Office Insider program to get early access to new releases > Office Insider Fast.

Additional information:

  • To report issues or send feedback directly to our team, click the smiley face in the upper-right corner of the app, and then click Tell Us What You Like or Tell Us What Can Be Better.

  • Connect with us and other Insiders through the Office Insider community or by reaching out through Twitter.

  • To get on the Fast level, click Help > Check for Updates > Join the Office Insider program to get early access to new releases > Office Insider Fast.

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