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Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

By Agen G. N. Schmitz
http://tidbits.com/article/17743

Jumping from version 15.41 (released in mid-December, 2017), Microsoft has released version 16.9 of its Office 2016 application suite with the addition of real-time collaborative editing. For Word and PowerPoint, you’ll need to save your documents to OneDrive or SharePoint Online and then send an invite to collaborators (Microsoft notes that Windows users need to be running PowerPoint 2010 or later). You’ll need an Office 365 subscription for Excel, as well as upload to or create a new workbook on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or a SharePoint Online library.

Office 2016 also adds AutoSave capabilities to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, allowing Office 365 subscribers to enable this for files stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online. The three apps also improve discovery of documents stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu, while Excel adds new charts (such as funnel, sunburst, and histogram) and improves support for filters in a PivotTable.

PowerPoint enables you to trim content from the beginning or end of an audio or video clip, and adds support for using your mouse as a laser pointer for improved focus during presentations. Outlook adds gestures for archiving (swiping left with two fingers) or deleting (swiping right) email from your Inbox. ($149.99 for one-time purchase, $99.99/$69.99 annual subscription options, free update through Microsoft AutoUpdate, release notes, 10.10+)

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Re: TidBITS: Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

Randy B. Singer

On Jan 21, 2018, at 2:26 PM, TidBITS Articles wrote:

> Jumping from version 15.41 (released in mid-December, 2017), Microsoft has released version 16.9 of itsOffice 2016 application suite...


Just a note...I'm hearing from several people who are reporting that after updating that the fonts in their old documents are all screwed up and that there is no easy/obvious way to recover.

If others have encountered this and have found a solution, it would be very helpful.

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Re: TidBITS: Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

James R Cutler
I, for one, am exceeding happy with Excel in Office 2016 v 16.9. 

I had downgraded from Office 2011 to Office 2016 about a year ago. My spreadsheets became buggy in various ways, including ignoring scroll bar preferences and forgetting the last viewed cell position.  All better in 16.9.

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Re: TidBITS: Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

Curtis Wilcox
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On Jan 21, 2018, at 7:33 PM, Randy B. Singer <[hidden email]> wrote:

Just a note...I'm hearing from several people who are reporting that after updating that the fonts in their old documents are all screwed up and that there is no easy/obvious way to recover.

If others have encountered this and have found a solution, it would be very helpful.

I don't have a solution (other than selecting the text and changing the font) but I found a few examples on my computer. A .doc file that is supposed to be mostly Marker Felt, Thin but has been substituted by what looks like Courier New. It was made in 2005 by Word 10.1, which I think is Word 2001. 

Another document is supposed to be using BlairMdITC TT-Medium but is replaced by Courier New. But in that case, the font is not on this computer. It was made in 2007 using Word 11.3.8 (Word 2004).

However another from 2006 (made using Word 11.2) is fine, it uses Cooper and Brush Script MT. Actually, the Font dropdown says the font is Cooper but within the file source it's called Cooper Black and Brush Script MT is not shown in main part of the Font dropdown, it's under Font Collections > Windows Office compatible.

In Sierra, Marker Felt Thin is a TrueType font in /System/Library/Fonts/. Brush Script MT is listed as both OpenType and TrueType in /Library/Fonts/. Cooper (or Cooper Black) is not listed in Font Book.app, it's within the application, /Applications/Microsoft Word.app/Contents/Resources/Fonts/COOPBL.TTF.




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Re: TidBITS: Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

Curtis Wilcox
On Jan 22, 2018, at 7:25 AM, Curtis Wilcox <[hidden email]> wrote:

On Jan 21, 2018, at 7:33 PM, Randy B. Singer <[hidden email]> wrote:

Just a note...I'm hearing from several people who are reporting that after updating that the fonts in their old documents are all screwed up and that there is no easy/obvious way to recover.

If others have encountered this and have found a solution, it would be very helpful.

I don't have a solution (other than selecting the text and changing the font) but I found a few examples on my computer. A .doc file that is supposed to be mostly Marker Felt, Thin but has been substituted by what looks like Courier New. It was made in 2005 by Word 10.1, which I think is Word 2001. 

16.9.1 hasn't fixed the problem with my document not using Marker Felt Thin.
"This release addresses compatibility issues in Word and PowerPoint with some third-party fonts or in mixed-language environments."





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Re: TidBITS: Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

Kim Gammelgaard
I just checked and do not seem to have problems with Marker Felt Thin on my MBP. 

I just had a similar problem with one of my MUG members, though, who after upgrade to High Sierra had lost most of her fonts when using an older version of Word, some to the effect that a seemingly blank page would actually be full of text, but where the letters were just not rendered. When selecting everything, so you could see the lines lighting up, the font name would show in the inspector, and changing to a different font would sometimes help to make the texts visible again. No other program seemed to be affected, but I didn’t check thoroughly. 

The problem seemed to be related to duplicates of font, and placement of fonts in places Microsoft did not anticipate. It seems that maybe a program at some time over the past decade or more, had put a number of fonts in her private font library, i.e. ~/Library/Fonts/ 

The solution to this particular problem was to move all fonts from ~/Library/Fonts/ to the trash and restart word. 

I did try to remove duplicates using Font Book, but that probably failed to remove the problematic ones - as they were ok. At other occasions, I have used the very capable utility Onyx from https://www.titanium-software.fr/en/onyx.html to clean the font cache, but it was not needed this time around. 

Perhaps one of these methods could help you. 

Best regards

Kim

Den 27. jan. 2018 kl. 14.36 skrev Curtis Wilcox <[hidden email]>:

16.9.1 hasn't fixed the problem with my document not using Marker Felt Thin.





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Re: TidBITS: Microsoft Office 2016 16.9

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Just a note...I'm hearing from several people who are reporting that after updating that the fonts in their old documents are all screwed up and that there is no easy/obvious way to recover.

Did 16.9.1 help them?

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