This article contains release notes for Insider builds of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, Access, and Project for Windows desktop. Every week, we’ll highlight interesting new features, important fixes, and any significant issues we want you to know about. Note that we often roll out features (and sometimes even fixes) to Insiders over a period of time. This allows us to ensure that things are working smoothly before releasing the feature to a wider audience. So, if you don’t see something described below, don't worry you'll get it eventually.

August 17, 2018 Version 1809 (build 10813.20004)

What's new

App Description
Word, Excel & PowerPoint You 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 & PowerPoint Rename 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 & PowerPoint Delete 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.

App Description
  • 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 Apps We fixed an issue where the Save button was disabled when saving a document opened from email attachment (Word, Excel & PowerPoint)

Source: Insider release notes for Office 2016 for Windows desktop - Office Support

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