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Excel 2016 for Windows hangs in East Asian languages

Important: This issue is now closed with the fix indicated below. For more information on other recent issues for your application, see Fixes or workarounds for recent Office issues.

Last Updated: February 8, 2018

ISSUE

Excel 2016 for Windows may freeze when you try to choose a new font on the Home tab, when you insert a function or edit in Excel.

This issue occurs if your Monthly Channel version is between Version 1712 (Build 8827.XXXX) and Version 1801 (Build 9001.2138) in the following Office edit languages: Chinese, Japanese, or Korean. To find the version and build number you are currently on, open Excel and choose File > Account and look under About Excel.

STATUS: FIXED

This issue is fixed in Monthly Channel Version 1801 (Build 9001.2144). To get the latest update immediately, open Excel and choose File > Account > Update Options > Update Now.

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