March 8, 2016, update for PowerPoint 2016 (KB3114847)

This article describes update KB3114847 for Microsoft PowerPoint 2016, which was released on March 8, 2016. 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

Fixes the following issues:
  • PowerPoint 2016 now correctly synchronize slide notes when you do a compare or merge operation.
  • PowerPoint 2016 will no longer drop the trailing space of a sentence when you do a compare or merge operation.
  • The Export to Video feature will no longer export artifacts in the created videos.
  • The Export to Video feature will no longer create video with accelerated sound on certain Windows 10 configurations.
  • When you paste shapes by using the object mode and the text cursor is inside a placeholder, PowerPoint 2016 now correctly paste the shapes onto the slide.

How to download and install the update

Microsoft Update

Use Microsoft Update to automatically download and install the update.

Download Center

This update is also available for manual download and installation from the Microsoft Download Center.If you're not sure what 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

Restart information

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


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

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


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File Information

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

Article ID: 3114847 - Last Review: Jan 22, 2017 - Revision: 2