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Office Insider For Windows Desktop v1809 (build 10730.20006) Brings New Features

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Microsoft has pushed a new office insider update for Windows Desktop. The update takes the version of office apps Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook to Version 1809 (build 10730.20006). Microsoft has also posted the release notes for all office apps.

You can read the changelog for individual office apps below.


What’s new

App Description
PowerPoint Better Tables in PowerPoint with Designer
Showcase your tables. Insert a table and get recommendations on how to make your slide more impactful. This feature saves you time designing, resizing, and laying out your table and provides new professional styles to better communicate your information.
Getting Started:
  1. Insert a table onto a Title + Content layout slide
  2. Click on the Design Ideas button in the Design tab to get table design ideas
  3. Click on a design idea to apply it to a slide

Scenarios to Try:

Paste a table from Excel, Word, web pages, live Visual Studio Online. etc. into an empty Title + Content layout slide to automatically see design ideas with source formatting.


  • Works best on Title + Content layout slides
  • Only in-box themes supported (no custom themes)

Known Issue:

Very large tables as well as multiple tables aren’t currently supported

Notable fixes

In the table below, you’ll find key fixes in the latest Insider build.

App Description
  • We fixed an issue in Word VBA, which caused a crash after executing Selection.Range.WordOpenXML many times
  • We fixed an issue in Word VBA where changing the Application.Caption was not reflected in the UI.
  • We fixed the Navigation pane failing to open from the View tab or Search/Tellme
  • We fixed a regression where an existing file containing an invalid external link may be shown as corrupted when re-opening  the file
  • We fixed an issue with the Excel Styles in the Ribbon gallery
  • We fixed a timeout issue with secure reader
  • We fixed a printing issue with A4 paper type in Landscape orientation
  • Various performance and stability fixes
  • Various performance and stability fixes
All Apps
  • We fixed issues with opening OneDrive sync’d files created when offline (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)
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