Latest Insider update brings Laser pointer in Slide Show for Office 2016 for Mac

Microsoft releases new Insider builds for Office 2016 for Mac regularly to provide new or improved features, security updates and bug fixes. Yesterday, Microsoft released a new Insider Fast build of Office 2016 for Mac with some new features. Read about them below.

PowerPoint 2016 for Mac now comes with Laser pointer in Slide Show. Users can use this feature to turn their mouse into a laser pointer to draw attention to a particular part of their slide. This update also fixes bugs related to font picker and slow performance when working with tables editing.

Outlook 2016 for Mac now comes with OneNote integration. Users can send mail and meetings to OneNote. This will allow users to archive and access their Outlook content when they need it. Microsoft noted that Office 365 subscription is required for this feature. This update includes several bug fixes, find the list below.

  • Text size in mail body in Reading Pane no longer appears smaller or larger after launching Outlook
  • When an Online Meeting is created for an event, “Join by Phone” links now include access codes, so they no longer have to be manually entered when joining by phone
  • Week numbers displayed in calendar grid month view and mini-calendar in sidebar now match, even when “First day of week” preference in Outlook > Calendar doesn’t match “First day of week” preference in System Preferences > Language & Region
  • In Out of Office (Auto-reply Settings), VoiceOver focus no longer enters reply settings for an account when “Send automatic replies for account…” isn’t checked
  • When creating or viewing an event, opening Room Finder in Scheduling assistant no longer switches the view back to Appointment (event header and body)
  • Groups now displays between Sent and Trash folders in Mail sidebar (Office 365 accounts with Groups)

This new build for Excel 2016 for Mac includes only bug fixes. Find the list of bug fixes below.

  • New workbooks now open in a smaller window rather than taking up most of the screen.
  • Fixed a problem with the link for “help on this function” when working in the formula builder pane.
  • You can now add a new line of text while editing a cell by pressing OPT+RETURN.
  • Clicking the Excel button in the Visual Basic Editor now shows the Excel window.
  • Fixed a problem where the Visual Basic Editor would appear when you switched to a different sheet in Excel.
  • Fixed a problem with switching to a custom view.
  • Fixed an issue where VoiceOver was not able to announce the number of items found when searching and was not announcing the location when the user navigated to an item that was found by search.
  • Fixed numerous crashes, including when you attempt to use a user-defined function in the formula builder pane.
  • Explanatory notes in the Number Format dialog showed at the wrong time.
  • Fixed a problem with the remove duplicates dialog where some of the buttons and labels were overlapping.
  • With a “right-to-left” oriented worksheet, the horizontal scroll bar would scroll in the opposite direction.
  • Some issues with editing comments have been fixed.
  • Fixed a problem that prevented some VBA macros and add-ins from running
  • Fixed an issue that caused new workbook templates and sign-in pages to show the wrong language after using the VB Editor.
  • Some paper sizes were listed incorrectly in the paper size gallery.
  • Solver would not stop if it reached a configured time limit.

You can find details on how to download these updates here.

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