August 7, 2018, update for Word 2016 (KB4032258)

Applies to: Word 2016

This article describes update 4032258 for Microsoft Word 2016 that was released on August 7, 2018. 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:

  • When you send a word document by selecting Send Email Messages in Finish&Merge, if you type Korean characters in Subject line in Merge to Email dialog box, garbled Korean characters will be displayed unexpectedly in the Subject information in a message list in Outlook.

  • When you use field codes to set a header or footer in a document, if the header or footer occupied space goes beyond the page margin, the header or footer may be missing for some pages after you print it out in Word 2016.

  • Assume that you have a multipage table and enable the Repeat as header row at the top of each page option on the Row tab in the Table Properties dialog box. When you set the text direction for the header row to vertical and insert a footnote to a cell in the header row, some pages of the document are displayed, and some other pages disappear.

  • When you open a document that's created in Word 2010 from Word 2016, Word 2016 may hang.

  • When you open an email message with thousands of hyperlinks and then scroll through the email message or click in the email message body, Outlook hangs.

  • Assume that you link and embed a document that contains tables and paragraph borders into a workbook. Then you open it from Excel and edit it in Word 2016. When you try to save the document, Word 2016 crashes. This happens in the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Word 2016.

  • When you use Decimal Tab to align numbers in a table, numbers aren't aligned.

  • Assume that you type a word that can be corrected automatically by the Auto-Correct feature and dictate a text after the word in Word 2016. When you press the Backspace key after the dictated text, the dictated text is removed.

  • If you open a Word 2010 document that contains a table from Word 2016, some text in the table won't be displayed. This also happens in Print Preview mode.

  • A page with an endnote continuation displays wrong header and footer. For example, a document has multiple Word sections and endnotes are at the end of each section. When the endnote continues to the next page, the page with the endnote continuation displays the first page header and footer of next Word section instead of the header and footer of the current section.

  • When you insert a document by Range.insertFileFromBase64 on a computer that has the Microsoft Installer (.msi)-based edition of Word 2016, an extra paragraph is added at the end in addition to the content of the inserted document.

  • This update improves translations for the confirming dialog box that prompts when you delete a style in Dutch.

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 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


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 installation MSI-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 KB4032258, 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 KB4032258, 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 KB4032258, and then select Uninstall.


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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.