April 12, 2017, update for Word 2016 (KB3085439)

Applies to: Word 2016

This article describes update 3085439 for Microsoft Word 2016 that was released on April 12, 2017. This update has a prerequisite.

Be aware that the update on the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to the Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home. (How to determine?)

Improvements and fixes


This update fixes the following issues:

  • Footnote numbers don't appear as superscript characters in printed Word documents, PDF files, or XPS files. Superscript characters are positioned lower than expected.
  • Equations that are created in Microsoft Equation 3.0 or Math Type are incorrectly positioned, or text within these equations appears clipped at the top in printed documents, PDF files, and XPS files.
  • This update removes the requirement to enable the Use subpixel position to smooth fonts on screen advanced option in order to display equations correctly.
     

How to download and install the update


Download Center

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.
Download Download update KB3085439 for 64-bit version of Word 2016

If you're not sure which platform (32-bit or 64-bit) you're running, see Am I running 32-bit or 64-bit Office? Additionally, see more information about how to download Microsoft support files.
 

Update information


Prerequisites

To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Word 2016 installed.

Restart information

You may have to restart the computer after you install this update.

More information


To determine whether your Office installation is Click-to-Run or MSI-based, follow these steps:

  1. Start an Office 2016 application.
  2. On the File menu, select Account.
  3. For Office 2016 Click-to-Run installations, an Update Options item is displayed. For MSI-based installations, the Update Options item isn't displayed.
Office 2016 Click-to-Run installationMSI-based Office 2016
The screenshot for Word click to run The screenshot for Word MSI

How to uninstall this update

Windows 10

  1. Go to Start, enter View Installed Updates in the Search Windows box, and then press Enter.
  2. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3085439, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 8 and Windows 8.1

  1. Swipe in from the right edge of the screen, and then select Search. If you're using a mouse, point to the lower-right corner of the screen, and then select Search.
  2. Enter windows update, select Windows Update, and then select Installed Updates.
  3. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3085439, and then select Uninstall.
Windows 7

  1. Go to Start, enter Run, and then select Run.
  2. Enter Appwiz.cpl, and then select OK.
  3. Select View installed updates.
  4. In the list of updates, locate and select KB3085439, and then select Uninstall.

References


The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.

File information


The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. 

x86

x64