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  • Microsoft pulls KB 4011039, the buggy September Word 2016 non-security patch

    Posted on September 11th, 2017 at 10:58 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    In a repeat of last month’s bug, this month we have a buggy patch for Word 2016 sent out via Automatic Update.

    It’s been pulled, but unless you know about the source of the bug and its cure, you may be shouting at the cloud. Or whatever one does when something that used to work suddenly doesn’t any more.

    Computerworld Woody on Windows

    UPDATE: Microsoft has officially acknowledged the bug. They didn’t pull the patch, but instruct those who were affected to uninstall either or both patches KB 3213656 or KB 4011039.

  • New merged table bug appears, this time with September’s Word patch KB 4011039

    Posted on September 8th, 2017 at 15:13 woody Comment on the AskWoody Lounge

    There’s a report on the Technet site that describes a bug displaying text in merged cells, after this month’s Word 2016 KB 4011039 is applied.

    It looks a whole lot like the bug in last month’s KB 3213656, which was also a Word non-security patch. I talked about it in Computerworld a couple of weeks ago.

    Microsoft hasn’t acknowledged the bug in either KB article.

    As best I can tell, the bug also doesn’t appear on the master Office bug list. Looks like it’s skated completely under the radar.

    Only solution I’ve seen is to uninstall the buggy patch.