December 6, 2016, update for Office 2016 (KB3115278)

Applies to: Office Home and Business 2016Office Home and Business 2016Office Home and Student 2016 More

This article describes update KB3115278 for Microsoft Office 2016, which was released on December 6, 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 issue:

Consider the following scenario:
  • You create a new report. For example, you create a new report that's based on the default Project Overview report.
  • In a field list, you add more than one level of sorting.
  • You save your project.
  • You open your project.
In this situation, all the elements on the report are lost and all that you see is a blank screen.


To fix other Project issues, see December 6, 2016, update for Project 2016 (KB3127994) for more information.

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.

Update information


Prerequisite

To apply this update, you must have Microsoft Office 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

References


Learn about the standard terminology that's used to describe Microsoft software updates. The Office System TechCenter contains the latest administrative updates and strategic deployment resources for all versions of Office.