If you are an Office preview member on Mac, you are getting a new update for the Insider Program. Microsoft has rolled out the latest release for its productivity suite on Apple’s platform. Included in the update are improvements for Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Insiders updating to this build will be moved to version 16.11 of Office. This is the February update and comes with a new People experience for Outlook for Mac. In its release notes, Microsoft says “when creating a new email or event, pressing delete key after clicking on a recipient to display the new contact card now removes the recipient without having to first dismiss the card.”
That’s not the only new additions to the company’s email client. Users are now able to add a second time zone to a calendar grid and create a label to denote a default time zone. Considering Outlook is pushed to business users, we are amazed this kind of features is not already available.
Most months, Microsoft includes Word in its update. The Core Office app typically at least gets unspecified improvements. This month is different and the document editor is absent from the changelog.
Excel and PowerPoint Improvements
Excel gets some treatment, though. Specifically, Microsoft says it has fixed a problem where the app would crash. Another bug squash means the problem affecting the icon for Timeline filter insertions on a PivotTable has been solved.
However, the company says it knows of two new problems. One of the issues stops the Format Pane from creating new charts.
Aside from Excel, PowerPoint is also getting some treatment in February. The app now supports rendering for embedded fonts. Additionally, PowerPoint now supports text highlighting, but only for Office 365 subscribers. In terms of known issues, Microsoft says it is seeing problems when it copies and pastes from Excel into PowerPoint.