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Insider release notes for Word 2016 for Windows desktop

This article contains a compilation of the top changes in the latest Insider build for Word for Windows desktop. To be clear, 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 1804 (Build 9307.2004)

On April 11, 2018 we released version 1804 (Build 9307.2004) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Fixed issue with keyboard shortcuts incorrectly changing when regional settings change

  • Fixed issue where inking comments may sometimes not work

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

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.

Version 1804 (Build 9229.2006)

On April 5, 2018 we released version 1804 (Build 9229.2006) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • There are no new fixes in this build.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

On March 28, 2018 we released version 1803 (Build 9226.2021) to our Insider audience.

New features

  • There are no new features to highlight this week.

Top fixes

  • Performance fix to save

  • Coauthoring asking to Save As/Discard incorrectly

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

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

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

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.

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

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

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.

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.

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

  • Various performance and stability fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues in this build.

On December 20, 2017 we released Version 1801 (Build 8911.2016) to our Insider audience.

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

  • There are no new fixes.

Known issues

  • There are no known issues.

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.

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