Office 2016 apps updated

Macworld Australia Staff
14 October, 2015
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Microsoft has issued a significant set off updates for Office 2016.

Designated as update MS15-110, it’s touted as a security update for Office 2016 for the mac and requires users to be running Yosemite (OS X 10.10) or better.

The update doesn’t specific that it addresses any of the reliability issues that have dogged Office 2016 since the release of El Capitan. According to Microsoft, the update provides the following fixes and improvements:

  • Outlook
    • New Chinese and Japanese default fonts. Existing Japanese and Simplified Chinese fonts in Outlook for Mac have been updated to have a unified modern appearance and behaviour.
    • Software updates that include the following:
      • Improved VoiceOver support for weather in the Calendar feature.
      • Email address is now included in the default message attribution when you reply and forward.
      • Message list is now displayed correctly when you switch folders by having the Reading Pane turned off.
      • Improved Reminders functionality to reduce CPU consumption.
      • Improved use of advanced search operators for non-English languages.
  • Word
    • Visual Basic Editor improvements. You can now add modules and references and use debug shortcuts in the Visual Basic Editor.
    • New Chinese and Japanese default fonts. Existing Japanese and Simplified Chinese fonts in Word for Mac have been updated to have a unified modern appearance and behaviour.
    • Software updates that include the following:
      • Custom paper sizes in Page Setup are now supported.
      • Find/Replace is corrected to move to the next matched word when Track Changes is turned on.
      • Fixed crashes that occur when you use Mail Merge together with Outlook.
      • Headers/Footers: Page numbering: Number of Pages option is corrected to display numbers greater than two digits.
  • Excel
    • New Chinese and Japanese default Fonts. Existing Japanese and Simplified Chinese fonts in Excel for Mac have been updated to have a unified modern appearance and behaviour.
    • Visual Basic Editor improvements. You can now add modules and references and use debug shortcuts in the Visual Basic Editor.
    • Software updates that include the following:
      • Improved support for pasting from external applications.
      • Scroll bars now correctly respect OS X scroll bar settings.
  • PowerPoint
    • New Chinese and Japanese default fonts. Existing Japanese and Simplified Chinese fonts in PowerPoint for Mac have been updated to have a unified modern appearance and behaviour.
    • Visual Basic Editor improvements. You can now add modules and references and use debug shortcuts in the Visual Basic Editor.
    • Software updates.
 Full details of the update, including download instructions can be found here.

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