Annoying Black Bars with 32-Bit Office
June 28, 18 - Posted in: Tech Talk
Sometimes Office does not render completely, and large sections of the screen appear blacked out as shown below. This is especially apparent when using external monitors, especially higher resolution monitors with docking stations, where there are many pixels to be rendered.
Microsoft is addressing the issue in subsequent updates to Office 32-bit.
This article explains that this may cause COM Add-In issues.