Microsoft has released a new preview build of Office apps to Office Insiders. The build, numbered 12430.20000, introduces a number of changes to Word, Outlook, Excel and OneNote, and is only available for Windows.
- Easily select ink in Word by drawing a shape around it.: The Lasso tool on the Draw tab helps you select objects drawn with ink. Select individual strokes, or whole words. It’s handy when you have lots of ink and you only want to work with some of it.
- Save shapes as pictures: In just a few clicks, save a shape, icon, or other object as a picture file so you can reuse it elsewhere.
- Save shapes as pictures: In just a few clicks, save a shape, icon, or other object as a picture file so you can reuse it elsewhere
- User can now save objects in Word/Excel/Outlook as a picture for Windows.: With the ability already seen in PowerPoint, users can now save objects in Word, Excel and Outlook as a picture. Objects include shapes, icons, pictures, and more! This can be accessed through the right-click menu.
In terms of fixes, Microsoft has resolved issues in OneNote, where page tabs could appear too small, and in Word, where deleting comments would result in unexpected behaviour. No other fixes have been noted in the release notes.
If you're running an Office Insider build, you can update to the latest one by opening any Office application, navigating to the File tab, then clicking Account, Update Options and Update Now.