Office Insiders

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 10813.20004). Microsoft has also posted the release notes for all office apps.

You can read the changelog for individual office apps below.


What’s new

Word, Excel & PowerPointYou asked for it: get to work in fewer clicks

No more bouncing to your browser
Links to OneDrive and SharePoint Online documents will open in desktop Office when you click them in your Office app. You have the option to update your preferences.

Note that if you open Office links from the web (e.g. SharePoint on the web, Outlook on the web, etc.), these document links will continue opening in the browser for context continuity.

Word, Excel & PowerPointRename your OneDrive or SharePoint files

You can now rename your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files if they are stored in One Drive or SharePoint.

In Word, Excel & PowerPoint, you can see this new Rename capability by clicking on the top-level app title bar.

Word, Excel & PowerPointDelete your OneDrive or SharePoint files from Word, Excel or PowerPoint

You can now delete your Word, Excel and PowerPoint files from the Most Recently Used (MRU).

In Word, Excel and PowerPoint, you can see this new delete capability by right clicking on the file name from the backstage file list.

Notable fixes

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

  • We fixed a crashing issue when saving to the cloud
  • We fixed an issue where Design Mode was toggled on by default
  • We fixed the macro recording icon visibility on the status bar
  • We fixed an Excel crash when closing a workbook after changing SmartArt Quick styles via context menu
  • We improved the visibility of selected comments in the Comments pane
  • We fixed an issue that could cause a system beep upon opening certain files
  • We fixed a rendering issue with themes
  • We fixed an issue where Reply to encrypted emails was not working
  • We fixed a regression where users could not email reports
  • We fixed an issue where STSLIST.dll crashed IE due to buffer overrun on printf of version info
  • Various performance and stability fixes
All AppsWe fixed an issue where the Save button was disabled when saving a document opened from email attachment (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)