New Office Insider for Windows Version 1907 available

New Office Insider for Windows Version 1907 available. (Build 11727.20034)

Outlook

New features:

Let me draw it out

You can now use your digital pen or finger to ink in your emails. You can insert a drawing canvas to sketch freely, or draw directly on any picture. Ink Effects like Rainbow Pen and Galaxy Pen are also available to make communicating with ink even more fun and expressive.

How to enable

The Draw tab is enabled by default on touch-enabled devices and will be present next to the Insert tab when composing in a new window. If you are not on a touch-enabled device, you can go to Customize Ribbon and select the Draw tab (only achievable through the mail window not viewer).

Known issues:

  • Resizing the drawing canvas with a stylus/pen sometimes doesn’t work.
  • Copying ink from another app (Word, Excel, or PowerPoint) is not actually ink when pasted.
  • Touch resizing to scale-zoom is difficult when there is a Drawing Canvas in the way

Scenarios to try:

  • Insert a drawing canvas and start inking.
  • Insert a picture and ink directly on it with a stylus.
  • Play tic-tac-toe with a colleague and ink continuously on the same drawing canvas by replying back and forth.
  • Save your ink in drafts and reopen them to continue working.
  • Copy and paste ink and drawing canvases from other apps.
  • Use multiple drawing canvases in one email and draw in all of them.

Notable fixes:

  • We fixed an issue where some users would incorrectly appear as Offline in a Group Schedule view.
  • We fixed an issue which prevented SafeLink from parsing a URL with a trailing space.
  • We fixed an issue where rooms were displayed as available outside of non-working hours.
  • We fixed an issue where inline attachments would sometimes be incorrectly scaled.

Excel

New features:

No more bouncing to the browser

You can now decide how links to Office files open: in the browser or in the app.

How to enable

Feature will be off by default. Once the feature is turned on, when users click on links to Excel files stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint from Outlook, Word, or PowerPoint, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

1. Open Excel.

2. Click File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling.

Can Admins disable this feature?

Yes. Admins can update the “DisableLinksOpenRight” group policy for their users to change preferences to default to the web. Setting the below reg key will turn this feature off: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Internet “DisableLinksOpenRight”=dword:00000001

Scenarios to try:

  • To trigger the opt-in experience, open a link to an Excel workbook stored on OneDrive or SharePoint from Outlook, Word, or PowerPoint, and then click on Open in Excel. Click Always open in desktop app. After you opt-in, links will launch in the relevant client app by default.

Notable fixes:

  • We fixed an issue where an incorrect icon could be displayed for inactive filters.
  • We fixed a crash bug related to EXCEL!CalcNode::FPostMTR.
  • We fixed an issue where sorting fields were sometimes not set correctly when recording a macro.

Word

New features

No more bouncing to the browser

You can now decide how links to Office files open: in the browser or in the app.

How to enable

Feature will be off by default. Once the feature is turned on, when users click on links to Word files stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint from Outlook, Excel, or PowerPoint, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

1. Open Word.

2. Click File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling.

Can Admins disable this feature?

Yes. Admins can update the “DisableLinksOpenRight” group policy for their users to change preferences to default to the web. Setting the below reg key will turn this feature off: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Internet “DisableLinksOpenRight”=dword:00000001

Scenarios to try:

  • To trigger the opt-in experience, open a link to a Word document stored on OneDrive or SharePoint from Outlook, Excel, or PowerPoint, and then click on Open in Word. Click Always open in desktop app. After you opt-in, links will launch in the relevant client app by default.

Notable fixes:

  • We fixed an issue that may have prevented some users from saving to SharePoint.
  • We fixed an issue where Word could sometimes crash when autocorrect was set to capitalize the first letter of a sentence.
  • We fixed an issue where vector-based images created in Adobe Illustrator would not display correctly.
  • We improved performance when editing a document on SharePoint.

PowerPoint

New features:

No more bouncing to the browser

You can now decide how links to Office files open: in the browser or in the app.

How to enable

Feature will be off by default. Once the feature is turned on, when users click on links to PowerPoint files stored on OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint from Outlook, Excel, or Word, these links will open in the appropriate Office application instead of the browser by default.

1. Open PowerPoint.

2. Click File->Options->Advanced->Link Handling.

Can Admins disable this feature?

Yes. Admins can update the “DisableLinksOpenRight” group policy for their users to change preferences to default to the web. Setting the below reg key will turn this feature off: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common\Internet “DisableLinksOpenRight”=dword:00000001

Scenarios to try:

  • To trigger the opt-in experience, open a link to a PowerPoint presentation stored on OneDrive or SharePoint from Outlook, Excel, or PowerPoint, and then click on Open in PowerPoint. Click Always open in desktop app. After you opt-in, links will launch in the relevant client app by default.

Notable fixes:

  • We fixed an issue where animations for ink would not work in some situations.

Project

Notable fixes:

  • We fixed an issue where timesheets on a fixed duration could sometimes change the assignment finish date.
  • We fixed an issue where Percentage Complete values could be wrong when opening a project from an earlier version.
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