January 7, 2020, update for PowerPoint 2016 (KB4484216)

Applies to: PowerPoint 2016

This article describes update 4484216 for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016 that was released on January 7, 2020.

Be aware that the update in the Microsoft Download Center applies to the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Office 2016. It doesn't apply to Office subscription or Office 2016 Click-to-Run editions, such as Microsoft Office 365 Home (see What version of Office am I using?).

Improvements and fixes

The new commenting experience is available only insubscription versions of Microsoft PowerPoint. PowerPoint 2016 users will be able to workwith these comments by using PowerPoint on the Web. This update adds a businessbar notification to let users know that a file contains comments that theycan't access in PowerPoint 2016. We recommend that users open the file inPowerPoint on the Web to work with these comments.

The business bar works as follows:
  • The business bar shows that a file that has moderncomments was opened, or that comments were added by co-authors while the user has thefile open.
  • The business bar gives users options to save the file asa cloud file if it isn't already, and to open the file in a browser to get the newcommenting experience.
Additionally, the Document Inspector is updated as follows:
  • If users opt to delete comments while they are runningDocument Inspector, all comments are deleted as expected.
  • If users opt to anonymize a document that has moderncomments, they are informed that they can't anonymize the comments but canuse the Document Inspector to remove the comments from the document.
Note To enable this improvement, you must install update 4484168 together with this update.

This update also fixes the following issue:
  • The Word Count function doesn't work well inPowerPoint. An incorrect word count result occurs if special whitespaces are used in the content.

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.

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.

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Update information


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

Restart information

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

More information

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 KB4484216, 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 KB4484216, 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 KB4484216, and then select Uninstall.

File information

The English (United States) version of this software update installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

powerpoint-x-none.msp file information
File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Powerpnt.manPowerpnt.exe.manifestNot applicable4,17217-Dec-201904:34

powerpoint-x-none.msp file information
File identifierFile nameFile versionFile sizeDateTime
Powerpnt.manPowerpnt.exe.manifestNot applicable4,17217-Dec-201904:32


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