December 6, 2016, update for Word 2016 (KB3127984)

Applies to: Word 2016

This article describes update KB3127984 for Microsoft Word 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

  • Translates some terms in Slovak languages to make sure that the meaning is accurate.
  • Fixes the following issues:
    • The Office.context.mailbox.item.body.getAsyncAPI method doesn't return multibyte UTF-8 characters in Microsoft Outlook 2016.
    • When you save a document as a .pdf file in Word 2016, invisible table and text are displayed in the .pdf file.
    • When you use Word Automation Services to update fields, table-related formulas are reset to zero.
    • The Range.Revisionsproperty returns all documents revisions, but not for only the selected documents.
    • When you update a table of contents in Word 2016, Word 2016 may crash.
    • After you paste text-based OLE links to an email draft in Outlook 2016, the links are broken when you close and open the email message again in compose mode. Similarly, these links are broken in any mail someone has sent to you.
    • End-user-defined characters (EUDC) aren't displayed according to font settings.
    • When you insert HTML or OOXML data into an inline content control by using Office add-in API, the inline content control may unnecessarily become paragraph-level content control.

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 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

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.

File Information


The global version of this update has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time item in Control Panel.