This article describes update KB3115266 for Microsoft Office 2016, which was released on July 5, 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:

  • After you insert large metafile images into a document in Visio 2016, the images may appear blurred, especially after you zoom in them. This update provides an optimization to improve rasterization and image resampling processes for you to see the metafiles in an appropriate resolution.

    Note See the Registry information section for more information.

  • You may experience performance issues for workbooks that contain lots of shapes and graphics in Excel 2016. For example, scrolling may be slow and editing may freeze.

  • After you save a presentation as a video in PowerPoint 2016, the speaker icon is still displayed in the video even if the Hide During Show option is enabled.

  • After you copy and paste highlighted text from Word 2016 to a presentation in PowerPoint 2016, the highlighted text is displayed incorrectly.

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

Registry informationImportant
Follow the steps in this section carefully. Serious problems might occur if you change the registry incorrectly. Before you change it, back up the registry for restoration in case problems occur.

After you install this update, you can follow these steps to control the metafiles optimization:

  1. Exit all Microsoft Office applications.

  2. Start Registry Editor:

    • In Windows 10, go to Start, enter regedit in the Search Windows box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.

    • In Windows 8 or Windows 8.1, if you're using a mouse, move it to the upper-right corner, go to Search, enter regedit in the search text box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.

    • In Windows 7, go to Start, enter regedit in the Search programs and files text box, and then select regedit.exe in the search results.

  3. Locate and then select the following registry subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Visio\Application

  4. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then select DWORD Value.

  5. Enter DisableMetafileSubRectOptimization, and then press the Enter key.

  6. In the Details pane, press and hold (or right-click) DisableMetafileSubRectOptimization, and then select Modify.

  7. In the Value data box, enter a value, and then select OK.

    Note If you set the value as 0 that's the default value, graphics rasterize the smallest portion of a metafile that it needs to display. If you set the value as a nonzero value, this optimization is disabled and the whole metafile is rasterized.

  8. Exit Registry Editor.

PrerequisiteTo apply this update, you must have Microsoft Office 2016 installed.

Restart informationYou 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

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 KB3115266, 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 KB3115266, 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 KB3115266, and then select Uninstall.


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.

oart-x-none.msp file information

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Igx.dll

Igx.dll

16.0.4405.1000

9,745,080

15-Jun-2016

08:33

Oart.dll

Oart.dll

16.0.4405.1000

12,520,144

15-Jun-2016

08:33

Oartodf.dll

Oartodf.dll

16.0.4405.1000

1,834,720

15-Jun-2016

08:33


oart-x-none.msp file information

File identifier

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Igx.dll

Igx.dll

16.0.4405.1000

11,261,624

15-Jun-2016

08:32

Oart.dll

Oart.dll

16.0.4405.1000

18,252,496

15-Jun-2016

08:32

Oartodf.dll

Oartodf.dll

16.0.4405.1000

3,311,328

15-Jun-2016

08:32


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