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Insider release notes for PowerPoint 2016 for Windows desktop

This article contains a compilation of the top changes in the latest Insider build for PowerPoint for Windows desktop. To set expectations, this isn't a comprehensive list of every last little fix in the build. Instead, consider it a highlight reel of interesting new features, important fixes, and any significant issues we want you to know about.

To see release notes for other desktop apps, see Release notes for Insider builds of Office 2016 for Windows desktop

Latest Update

Version 1803 (Build 9213.2031)

On March 28, 2018 we released version 1803 (Build 9213.2031) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • No fixes this week.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

Previous updates

To see release notes for earlier Insider builds, click in the list below. To see a history of updates for both the Insider and Monthly Channel (Targeted) levels, see Update history for Office Insider for Windows desktop.

On March 21, 2018 we released version 1803 (Build 9213.2031) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Resolves an issue where deleting the last slide in your presentation results in incorrect focus placed in the slide thumbnail pane.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On March 13, 2018 we released version 1803 (Build 9208.2010) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On March 9, 2018 we released version 1803 (Build 9201.2008) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Resolves a regression where selecting an individual object/table and then invoking Shift+Left Arrow will shrink the object, but when multiple objects are selected, the objects/tables are moved instead of being shrunk. 

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On March 2 , 2018 we released version 1803 (Build 9127.2004) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On February 26, 2018 we released Version 1803 (Build 9120.2015) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On February 22, 2018 we released Version 1803 (Build 9115.2007) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On February 13, 2018 we released Version 1802 (Build 9110.2002) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

  • Resolves an issue where certain files opened in the PowerPoint Web Application, and then simultaneously opened in the client, will result in an incorrect error that the file is locked and unable to be edited.
     

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On February 2, 2018 we released Version 1802 (Build 9026.2006) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.
     

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On January 27, 2018 we released Version 1802 (Build 9020.2003) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.
     

Top fixes

  • Various performance and stability fixes.
     

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On January 16, 2018 we released Version 1801 (Build 9001.2068) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.


Top fixes

  • Builds 16.0.8922.1000 and later resolve a performance issue with live preview of a theme on Windows RS3.


Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On December 20, 2017, we released Version 1801 (Build 8911.2016) to Insiders. 

New features

  • In the File > Account screen, the version and build number has moved. Look for it next to the About <app> button.

    A screenshot showing the version and build number next to the About PowerPoint button

Top fixes

  • No new fixes

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build. If you run into an issue, click File > Feedback and let us know. When reporting, it helps to be as specific as possible, and to include screen captures and diagnostic data, if you're comfortable with that. If you leave your email address, the PowerPoint team may reach out to you if they have follow-up questions.

On December 9, 2017, we released Version 1801 (Build 8828.2010) to our Insider audience.

New features

3D animations: Bring your 3D models to life with animations such as swinging gently, or jumping and turning. 

A screenshot shows the Animations tab with the Swing 3D animation selected in PowerPoint.

On December 4, 2017 we released Version 1711 (Build 8730.2122) to our Insider audience.

On December 4, 2017 we released Version 1711 (Build 8730.2117) to our Insider audience.

On November 30, 2017 we released Version 1711 (Build 8730.2102) to our Insider audience.

On November 20, 2017 we released Version 1712 (Build 8813.1000) to our Insider audience. However, we found a significant issue in 8813.1000 so we made the decision to release an earlier, more stable build.

On October 31, 2017 we released Version 1711 (Build 8711.2037) to our Insider audience.

On October 20, 2017 we released Version 1710 (Build 8625.2055) to our Insider audience.

On September 19, 2017 we released Version 1710 (Build 8613.1000) to our Insider audience.

On September 11, 2017 we released Version 1710 (Build 8530.1000) to our Insider audience.

Additional information

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  • If you need to go back to a previous working version, you can go to Control Panel\Programs\Programs and Features and uninstall Office 365, and then go to your account page on Office.com to re-install the current non-Insiders version.  You must uninstall Office before installing the older version.

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

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