Microsoft has rolled out a new update for its Office Beta Channel, addressing several issues that users have been facing. One of the primary fixes pertains to Word documents. Previously, documents with “view only” permissions could be saved, which posed a potential problem for users who wanted to maintain the integrity and security of their documents. This issue has now been rectified.
Update brings Additional Fixes
Apart from the “view only” document issue, the update also tackled other problems in Microsoft Word. There was an issue where the Compare button became unresponsive when a document was checked in and opened in desktop mode. This has been fixed. Additionally, an error message would sometimes appear when users tried to open a file type marked for opening in Protected View, especially when Application Guard was enabled for Office. This error has been addressed in the latest update.
The official announcement from the Office Beta Channel states:
”Version 2309: August 29 Version 2309 (Build 16824.20002)
We fixed an issue where the Compare button was grayed out when a document was checked in and opened in desktop.
We fixed an issue where a document with “view only” permissions was able to be saved.
We fixed an issue where the error message “You are attempting to open a file type that has been blocked by your File Block settings in the Trust Center.” would appear when trying to open a file type marked for opening in Protected View, when Application Guard was enabled for Office and the setting “Open selected file types in Protected View and allow editing” was enabled.”
Implications for Users
With these fixes, users can expect a smoother experience when working with Word documents, especially those with specific permissions. The ability to maintain the “view only” status of a document without accidentally saving changes ensures that original documents remain unaltered, preserving their authenticity.
Microsoft continues to actively address issues and improve its Office suite based on user feedback. As more updates are rolled out, users can anticipate further enhancements and a more streamlined experience across all Office applications.