Microsoft released a batch of non-security patches for Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016 on the October 2017 Office Patch day.
The following guide provides a list of all patches that Microsoft released for supported Office versions. Each listing includes a description of the changes of the patch, as well as links to Microsoft support pages and direct downloads if available.
Check out Günter Born's coverage as well on his English blog.
All updates require that Microsoft Office 2013 Service Pack 1 is installed.
KB3172543 -- October 3, 2017, update for Access 2013 -- The update improves the translation of the "Allow Full Menus" option for the Danish Access 2013 version.
KB4011148 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2013 -- Fixes an issue which caused PDF files exported using the Visio 2013 drawing control to become pixelated.
KB4011149 -- October 3, 2017, update for Visio 2013 -- Fixes a crash in Visio when you open a file that contains "swim lanes", and another crash in the program when changing shape styles using Visio Drawing Control in the application.
KB4011150 -- October 3, 2017, update for Word 2013 -- The patch fixes a crash in Outlook 2013 that may occur when printing files using "certain third-party printers". Also fixes images with "certain image encoding" being displayed in black when opening PDF files in Word 2013.
KB4011156 -- October 3, 2017, update for Project 2013 -- Fixes the error messages "Change would modify work entered by a team member" and "We can't make that change because Project Web App is set to only allow actual work to be entered by team members through Timesheets or My Work" in Project Professional 2013 that is connected to Project Server 2013.
KB4011169 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2013 -- Improves the performance of Office applications in environments that use proxy (pac) files. The fix drops "additional and unnecessary direct Internet requests that could cause time-outs and delays". Also fixes rendering issues in Microsoft Project 2013 if "disable hardware graphics acceleration" is checked, and memory allocation issues on high resolution devices in 32-bit versions of Office.
KB4011181 -- October 3, 2017, update for Excel 2013 -- Fixes several translations in the Danish and German versions of Excel 2013. Also, fixes an issue that saw the formatting disappear after updating or refreshing PowerPivot tables.
KB4011036 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 -- Pasting a HTML URL that contains a # sign to Skype for Business 2016 breaks the link, and the number sign is list.
KB4011135 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 -- The update needs to be installed with KB401139. It fixes several PowerPivot issues in Excel mostly. Check out the support page on the Microsoft website for a full rundown.
KB4011136 -- October 3, 2017, update for Visio 2016 -- Fixes a crash in Visio 2016 when changing shape styles by using Visio Drawing Control.
KB4011139 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 -- Same as KB4011135.
KB4011140 --October 3, 2017, update for Word 2016 -- This update fixes several issues in Word, SharePoint and Outlook. Resolves a crash in Outlook 2016 when printing files using third-party printers, and a character display issue in in the program. For Word, it fixes an issue where table borders are missing in PDF files, black images in PDF documents opened in Word, and broken merged cell tables. Last but not least, it fixes the cause of the error messages "The file is uploaded as checked out" and "We can't do that for you because the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted" in the SharePoint document library.
KB4011141 -- October 3, 2017, update for Project 2016 -- Fixes errors that throw the error messages "Change would modify work entered by a team member" and "We can't make that change because Project Web App is set to only allow actual work to be entered by team members through Timesheets or My Work". Also fixes issues where "additional actual work" may be applied to assignments in Project 2016.
KB4011142 -- October 3, 2017, update for Access 2016 -- Fixes the Danish translation of the "Allow Full Menus" in Access 2016.
KB4011144 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 -- Fixes a freeze and crash issue in PowerPoint 2016 that occurs when you disconnect and reconnect to a VM session when you open a slide in presentation mode. Also fixes rendering issues in Project 2016 when "disable hardware graphics acceleration" is enabled, and memory allocation issues in 32-bit Office applications on high resolution devices.
KB4011158 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 -- Fixes Visio drawing print issues in 32-bit versions of Visio, and a display issue of End-user defined (EUDCs) and private user area (PUA) characters in PowerPoint 2016.
KB4011164 -- October 3, 2017, update for PowerPoint 2016 -- Adds support for selecting multiple items when using Edit Links to Files in a presentation in PowerPoint 2016. Consult the Registry information on the support page to find out how to enable support for multiple selections.
KB4011166 -- October 3, 2017, update for Excel 2016 -- This update fixes a lot of issues: it improves resource usage when you open Excel 2016 spreadsheets with many formulas, improves Danish and German translations, fixes many Pivot Table related issues, the error message "Object must implement IConvertible", and several other display issues. I suggest you check out the support page on the Microsoft website as it lists all the fixes.
KB4011167 -- October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 -- Fixes a Word 2016 issue which saw decimal tabs not respecting the regional format set in Windows.
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