Microsoft released non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2010, 2013 and 2016 yesterday. The company releases non-security updates for Office on the first Tuesday of each month, and security updates along with security updates for Windows and other Microsoft products on the second Tuesday of each month.
Note that the updates listed below are only available for Microsoft Installer (MSI) based editions of Office.
The updates don't apply to click-to-run editions of Microsoft Office such as Microsoft Office 365 Home.
Microsoft released a single patch for Microsoft Office 2010 that fixes an Outlook issue.
The update fixes the error message "CompareStringOrdinal not found in dynamic link library KERNEL32.dll" when Microsoft Outlook 2010 starts on Windows XP or Windows Server 2003.
Fixes a display issue for some double-byte character sets (DBCS) symbols and characters.
The update fixes several issues in Microsoft Internet Explorer and Office Store. Office displays an error message after installation of the update when Internet Explorer protected mode for a restrictive zone is disabled (nothing happened before).
The update adds translations for messages that are displayed to "prevent applications from starting" when Internet Explorer protected mode is enabled.
KB4011152 corrects a display issue in Office Store furthermore which limited the list of displayed Office add-ins to two or three.
The update fixes the DBCS issue described in KB3172471 and another issue that prevented users from setting the default custom dictionary using the Word Visual Basic for Applications object model.
Corrects translations in the French version of PowerPoint 2013 and the Danish version of Excel 2013.
KB4018292 introduces several Project 2013 fixes. It prevents unnecessary modified task notifications, corrects an incorrect work values issue, a .mpp file cannot be opened issue if the file path is longer than 128 characters, a time-phased data on assignments display issue, and a slow calculations issue.
Fixes a DBCS symbols issue in exported PDF or XPS files that displayed the symbols rotated.
An update for Skype for Business 2015 (Lync 2013).
Fixes a crash in Word 2016, Excel 2016 or PowerPoint 2016 when selecting the Font tab of the graph edit dialog box.
The Office update enables the Document Information Panel feature in Office 2016. You can access it by selecting View > Properties.
Corrects a move or resize issue for chart objects in protected worksheets when the Edit objects check box is selected.
The update addresses several issues. It fixes an issue in the Discard Check out menu during save as processes, and an issue with Information Rights Management templates not appearing in the template drop-down menu.
KB4018295 introduces the Document Information Panel feature and corrects several translations on top of that.
The update introduces translations for Document Information Panel strings.
The update fixes the cause for error messages such as " We couldn't open that location. It might not exist or you might not have permission to open it.
Please contact the owner of TargetNotebook/TargetSection/TargetPage for more information.".
The update fixes the cause of the error message "Outlook cannot track the program used to open this document. Any changes you make to the document will not be saved to the original document".
Furthermore: Fixes a crash when adding a non-specification complication RSS feed, and a crash when adding email accounts if the Exchange Autodiscover settings are not available.
It fixes a "cannot copy and paste an SMTP address" issue, and addresses an issue with the Autodiscover feature that never attempts to do anonymous HTTP requests.
The update fixes several issues in Project 2016 including issues listed under KB4018292 for Project 2013.
Additionally, it fixes the cause of the error message "ActiveCacheQueuedMessageExecutionError error="System.InvalidCastException: Specified cast is not valid”, an issue where the summary row displays "#ERROR" and the grouping row displays incorrect values, and a issue where MOD_DATE and baseline values are identical.
Addresses the rotated DBCS symbol issue when exporting as PDF or XPS files in Visio 2016.
Updates Skype for Business 2016 to version 16.0.4666.1000.
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