On October 17, 2016, we released the October feature update for Office 2016 to our Office Insider Slow audience. To get the update immediately, open any Office 2016 app and choose File
> Update Options
> Update Now
. After you install the update, you should be running Version 1610 (Build 7466.2017) or 16.0.7466.2017.
What's new in this release?
New features this month:
- A new digital writing assistant: Watch for new visual cues and suggestions from Editor, a new service that offers advanced, contextual proofing to help you improve your writing. First, we've expanded Word's spelling and grammar tools to inform you why words or phrases may not be accurate--teaching at the same time as correcting. Second, we've overhauled Word's visual proofing cues so you can distinguish at a glance between edits for spelling (red squiggle), grammar (blue double underline), or writing style (gold dotted line). Since Outlook uses Word as an email editor, you'll see these new tools in email messages, too. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription. In addition, to use the feature, your proofing language must be set to English. Rest assured, we'll enable support for additional proofing languages soon.)
- Summary cards for travel reservations and packages: In Outlook, verify and track travel reservations, as well as package deliveries, using summary cards automatically created in the Inbox and Calendar. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- Data transformations and connectivity enhancements: In Excel, you can now select to import related tables when loading data from OData sources, add custom columns with values coming from a function computation, or show the dependencies between queries using a dedicated view. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- Easy discover of third-party content: In Visio, browse or search for new templates and sample diagrams from select third-party content providers. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- Ink replay in Word & Excel: To understand what’s behind the ink you see in a document or workbook, click Draw > Ink Replay to rewind and replay the ink strokes. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- Shared with Me: Does this sound familiar? Someone shared a OneDrive file with you, but you can't find the email message that has the link. No problem. With this update, you can click File > Open > Shared with Me in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel. This will show you all files that have been shared with you. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- We're listening: In Project, to suggest new features or tell us what you like or don't like, click File > Feedback. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
- Shape recognition: In Word, click Draw > Convert to Shapes. Then, draw a shape in your document, and Word will convert your drawing to a corresponding shape. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)