Last updated: October 6, 2017
After installing the August 8, 2017, update for Word 2016 (KB3213656) or the September 5, 2017, update for Word 2016 (KB4011039), you may encounter the following issues:
If you merge vertical cells in a table, the cell content disappears, and you can’t select the merged cell.
If you open an existing document that has a table with merged cells, the cells will appear to be blank.
This issue occurs only for those who receive Office 2016 updates using Windows Installer technology (MSI). If you have a Click-to-Run edition of Office, such as Microsoft 365 Personal, you won’t encounter this issue.
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