Microsoft Office Patchday (October 3, 2017)

[German]On October 3, 2017, Microsoft released a series of non-security updates for Microsoft Office 2013 and Office 2016. This blog post provides an overview of released updates for Office 2013 and Office 2016.


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The updates refer to the installable MSI version of Office, not to the Click-to-run packages that update through other channels. These non-safety relevant updates are documented on this website and in the linked KB articles. Here is the list of updates.

Office 2013

Update for Microsoft Access 2013 (KB3172543): This update improves the translation of the Allow Full Menus option for the Danish version of Access 2013.

Update for Microsoft Excel 2013 (KB4011181):

  • This update improves several translations for the Danish and German versions of Excel 2013.
  • This update also fixes the following issue:

After you update or refresh a PowerPivot table, the formatting disappears.

Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011148): This update fixes the following issue:

  • When you export a PDF file by using the Visio 2013 drawing control in an application, the PDF file is pixelated because it’s raster-based instead of vector-based. Any metafiles (.emf) in the original Visio content is rasterized instead of being emitted as vector instructions.

Update for Microsoft Office 2013 (KB4011169):

  • This update makes Office applications work better in network environments that use proxy (.pac) files by dropping the additional and unnecessary direct Internet requests that could cause time-outs and delays.
  • This update also fixes the following issues:
    • If the Disable hardware graphics acceleration option is checked, you experience rendering issues when you are running Microsoft Project 2013.
    • Some memory allocation issues are not optimally handled on 32-bit editions of Office 2013 applications that are running on high resolution devices.
  • If the Disable hardware graphics acceleration option is checked, you experience rendering issues when you are running Microsoft Project 2013.
  • Some memory allocation issues are not optimally handled on 32-bit editions of Office 2013 applications that are running on high resolution devices.

Update for Microsoft Project 2013 (KB4011156): This update fixes the following issue:

Assume that you edit a project that’s connected to Project Server 2013 in Project Professional 2013. When you try to save the project, you may receive the following error message:

Change would modify work entered by a team member

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.

This issue occurs after you install the July 11, 2017, update for Project 2013 (KB3213538).

Update for Microsoft Visio 2013 (KB4011149): Fixes the following bugs:

  • Visio crashes when you open a file that contains swim lanes. Additionally, you receive an error message that resembles the following: Unhandled exception at 0x6846B979 (VISLIB.DLL) in VISIO.EXE: 0xC0000005: Access violation reading location 0x00000000.
  • When you change the style for a shape by using Visio Drawing Control in an application, the application may crash.

Update for Microsoft Word 2013 (KB4011150): Fixes the following bugs:

  • Microsoft Outlook 2013 crashes randomly when you print a file in Outlook 2013 by using certain third-party printers.
  • When you open some PDF files that have certain image encoding in Word 2013, the images may be displayed in black.

Office 2016

Update for Microsoft Access 2016 (KB4011142): This update improves the translation of Allow Full Menus option for the Danish version of Access 2016.

Update for Microsoft Excel 2016 (KB4011166): This update includes the following improvements and fixes the following issues:

  • This update improves the system resource usage when you deal with Excel 2016 files that contain many formulas.
  • This update improves several translations for the Danish and German versions of Excel 2016.
  • This update also fixes the following issues:
    • An issue occurs in the column order in the OLE DB provider when you use a data model connection.
    • You see prompts to save each workbook that you have opened when you use PowerPivot in Excel 2016.
    • When you undo a measure creation in a PowerPivot table, Excel 2016 may crash.
    • When you rename a measure by using the measure editing dialog box of Excel in a PowerPivot table, the measure is broken, and Excel 2016 may crash.
    • Measure Editor displays red lines (an error state) for a pasted formula even when the formula is correct.
    • When you update a Project Online ODATA dataset, you receive the following error message:Object must implement IConvertible.
    • You cannot update a model query when the loaded table has a trailing white space in the column name.
    • Measure formatting is lost from the Pivot Table view when measures or more fields are added to the Pivot Table.
    • After you rename a measure from the PivotTable field list, you are unable to undo the operation.
    • The measure editing dialog box that’s opened from the PivotTable field list doesn’t work correctly during typing.
    • After you work on PowerPivot windows for a while, Excel 2016 displays an error message, and Power Pivot windows cannot be opened.
    • When you add or update measures from Excel, you receive an unhandled exception if Power Pivot is in diagram view.
    • When you open a PowerPivot file, you receive the following error message:Excel found unreadable content.
    • Page breaks appear misaligned and the dragline continues to draw in wrong locations when you drag them in Page Break Preview view in Excel 2016.
    • After you install KB 4011050, black borders may appear around rows or cells in Excel spreadsheets when you enter text.
    • After you update a PowerPivot table, the formatting disappears.

Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011036): This update fixes the following issue:

  • When you copy and paste a HTML URL that contains a number sign (#) to Skype for Business 2016, the link is broken, and the number sign is lost.

Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011135): This update fixes the following issues:

  • An issue in the column order in the OLE DB provider when you use a data model connection.
  • You see prompts to save each workbook that you have opened when you use PowerPivot in Excel 2016.
  • When you undo a measure creation in a PowerPivot table, Excel 2016 may crash.
  • When you rename a measure by using the Excel’s measure editing dialog in a PowerPivot table, the measure is broken and Excel 2016 may crash.
  • Measure Editor displays redlines (error state) for pasted formula even when formula is correct.
  • When you update a Project Online OData dataset, you receive the following error message:Object must implement IConvertible.
  • You cannot update a model query when the loaded table has a trailing white space in the column name.
  • Measure formatting is lost from the Pivot Table view when measures or more fields are added to the Pivot Table.
  • After you rename a measure from Pivot field list, you’re unable to undo the operation.
  • The measure editing dialog that’s opened from Pivot field list doesn’t work correctly during typing.
  • After you work with PowerPivot windows for a while, Excel 2016 displays error and Power Pivot windows cannot be opened.
  • If you add or update measures from Excel, you will receive an unhandled exception when Power Pivot is in the diagram view.
  • When you open a PowerPivot file, you receive the following error message:Excel found unreadable content.Note To fix these issues, you also have to install this update 4011135 together with October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 (KB4011139).

Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011139): This update fixes the following issues:

  • An issue in the column order in the OLE DB provider when you use a data model connection.
  • You see prompts to save each workbook that you have opened when you use PowerPivot in Excel 2016.
  • When you undo a measure creation in a PowerPivot table, Excel 2016 may crash.
  • When you rename a measure by using the Excel’s measure editing dialog in a PowerPivot table, the measure is broken and Excel 2016 may crash.
  • Measure Editor displays redlines (error state) for pasted formula even when the formula is correct.
  • When you update a Project Online OData dataset, you receive the following error message:Object must implement IConvertible.
  • You cannot update a model query when the loaded table has a trailing white space in the column name.
  • Measure formatting is lost from the Pivot Table view when measures or more fields are added to the Pivot Table.
  • After you rename a measure from Pivot field list, you’re unable to undo the operation.
  • The measure editing dialog that’s opened from Pivot field list doesn’t work correctly during typing.
  • After you work with PowerPivot windows for a while, Excel 2016 displays error and Power Pivot windows cannot be opened.
  • If you add or update measures from Excel, you will receive an unhandled exception when Power Pivot is in the diagram view.
  • When you open a PowerPivot file, you receive the following error message:Excel found unreadable content.Note To fix these issues, you also have to install this update 4011139 together with October 3, 2017, update for Office 2016 (KB4011135).

Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011144): This update fixes the following issues:

  • Assume that you open a slide in presentation mode in PowerPoint 2016. When you disconnect and then reconnect to a Virtual Machine (VM) session, PowerPoint 2016 may freeze and crash.
  • When the Disable hardware graphics acceleration option is checked, you experience rendering issues on running Project 2016.
  • Some memory allocation issues aren’t optimally handled on 32-bit Office 2016 applications that are running with high resolution devices.

Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011158): This update fixes the following issues:

Update for Microsoft Office 2016 (KB4011167): This update fixes an issue in which the decimal tabs in Word 2016 don’t respect the regional format that you have set in Windows regional settings.

Update for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 (KB4011164): This update adds support for multiple items selection in the dialog box when you open links by selecting Edit Links to Files in a presentation in PowerPoint 2016.

Note To enable multiple selection support in the edit link dialog after you install this update, follow the steps in the Registry Information section.

Update for Microsoft Project 2016 (KB4011141): Contains the following bug fixes.

  • Consider the following scenario:
    • You decide to edit a project in Project Web App or Project 2016.
    • You enter time-phased Actual or Actual Overtime work on an assignment and notice that it’s no longer scheduled the way that you expect it should be.
    • You adjust the assignment start dates and finish dates to reflect the schedule that you have expected.

    In this situation, additional actual work that you don’t enter may be applied to the assignment unexpectedly.

  • Assume that you have a Project Server 2016 and Project Professional 2016, when you save a project that’s connected to the Project Server, you may receive the following error message:Change would modify work entered by a team memberWe 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.

    Das Problem trat nach Installation des July 5, 2017, update for Project 2016 (KB3203476) auf.

Update for Microsoft Visio 2016 (KB4011136): Fixes the following issue:

  • When you change the style for a shape by using Visio Drawing Control in an application, the application may crash.

Update for Microsoft Word 2016 (KB4011140): Fixes the following issues:

  • After you save a Word file that contains tables in vertical textbox to a PDF file, some or all of the table borders are missing in the PDF file.
  • In Outlook 2016, the bottoms of some characters (descenders) might be clipped with certain fonts at certain zoom factors.
  • After you enable Information Rights Management (IRM) for a SharePoint document library that uses required custom columns, you cannot create new documents in this library from the templates and receive the following error message:The file is uploaded as checked out.When you try to check in the files, you receive the following error message:

    We can’t do that for you because the file is no longer checked out or has been deleted.

  • Outlook 2016 crashes randomly when you print a file by using certain third-party printers.
  • When you open some PDF files that have certain image encoding in Word 2016, the images may be displayed black.
  • Merged table cells are broken after you install August 8, 2017, update for Word 2016 (KB3213656) or the September 5, 2017, update for Word 2016 (KB4011039).

See also my blog post Word 2016 Table bug in KB3213656/KB4011039 confirmed for the last fix.

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