Windows 10: Windows 10 and Office 365 menu text turned into squares following Feature update 1903

Discus and support Windows 10 and Office 365 menu text turned into squares following Feature update 1903 in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; Hi, It would seem since the latest feature update to Windows 10 (1903), the OS and any Microsoft software will eventually display menus with squares... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by Andy_SB, Aug 13, 2019 at 6:42 AM.

  1. Andy_SB Win User

    Windows 10 and Office 365 menu text turned into squares following Feature update 1903


    Hi,


    It would seem since the latest feature update to Windows 10 (1903), the OS and any Microsoft software will eventually display menus with squares inplace of the characters.


    In Notepad the body text has changed to the squares and in Outlook and Excel that I use all the time either some of the body text changes to squares, or the entire body of the email has become invisible.


    As well as the text changing to squares, sometimes menu icons will disappear from the Office apps too. The Windows Start menu's 'Settings', 'Documents', 'Pictures' and 'User' icons disappear.


    I never see the change happen, it appears to happen when the apps are in the background and I go to use them again.


    I've checked for a graphics driver update but I am running the latest driver for the Intel HD Graphics 630. (driver version 25.20.100.6615).


    The following article doesn't help:

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3083806/why-does-some-text-display-with-square-boxes-in-some-apps-on-windows-1

    Prior to the latest updates I had no issues like this at all, and this update features a numbers of display related 'improvements'.


    Restarting the apps resolves the issue temporarily for a few hours.


    Has anyone else experienced this and found a solution?


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    Windows Version: 18362.239


    Latest updates:


    Feature update to Windows 10, version 1903


    2019-07 Cumulative Update for .NET Framework 3.5, 4.8 for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64 (KB4506991)


    2019-06 Security Update for Adobe Flash Player for Windows 10 Version 1903 for x64-based Systems (KB4503308)


    Microsoft - Image - 1/7/2016 12:00:00 AM - 5.20.102.0


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    We are trying to integrate Cortana with our Office 365 subscription, but it never works. Here are the steps we have done:



    • Turned on Cortona in the Office 365 Admin portal
    • We are using Windows 10 1703 – connected Office 365 service to Cortana
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    Douglas Clelland, Aug 13, 2019 at 6:53 AM
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  4. Windows 10 and Office 365 menu text turned into squares following Feature update 1903

    Office 365 activation error after big Win 10 update

    We appreciate your response, Keith. We suggest that you update Office 365 and see if it'll make a difference. You can simply do it by opening any Office 365 applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint). Here are the steps on how to do so:

    • Open Office app, then click on File.
    • Look for Account, then click on Update.
    • Once done, restart your computer.

    We're looking forward to your feedback.
     
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