October Insider Slow update for Office 2016 for Mac adds improved image and audio functionality

If you’re an Office Insider on MacOS, then you might want to head over to the help menu of the application and check for updates. Microsoft recently pushed out the October update for Office 2016 for Mac Slow Ring Office Insiders, and it adds improved image and audio functionality and more.

Overall, the version 15.27 (161003) update adds in expanded functions to Excel, the ability to trim audio and video files in PowerPoint, the ability to make notes more accessible in OneNote, and several new designs for notes in OneNote. For the complete details on the new features in the October update, please check the changelog below:

  • More functions: In Excel, use CONCAT or TEXTJOIN to shorten your text formulas, or try the forecasting functions to help you see the future. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
  • Trim audio and video files: In PowerPoint, trim unwanted content from the beginning or the end of your audio or video files. You can also trigger an animation by using a bookmark in your media file. (Feature requires an Office 365 subscription.)
  • Make sure your notes are accessible: In OneNote, find and fix accessibility issues in your notes using the Accessibility Checker on the Tools menu.
  • Try our new designs: In OneNote, we’ve made some changes to help you get around your notes. Check them out by turning on Preferences > General > Enable experimental features, and let us know what you think!

If you don’t already have this Insider Update, you can do so now by heading over to Help > Check for Updates, then selecting Join the Office Insider program to get early access to new releases in the Microsoft AutoUpdate box. Once you’ve got that done, or if you’ve already installed this update, please let us know what you think of these latest features by dropping us a comment in the section below.

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