M365 Changelog: (Updated) Improvements to SharePoint pages authoring

MC513976 – Updated April 7, 2023: Microsoft has updated the rollout timeline below. Thank you for your patience.

Microsoft is making some updates to improve SharePoint pages authoring. These updates include two changes to the text web part from multilingual proofing to better control over line spacing, and a change to how external images are handled in hero web part.

This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID: 117365

When this will happen:

Targeted Release: Microsoft will begin rolling these changes out in mid-February and we expect to complete rollout late February.

Standard: Microsoft will begin rolling this out in early March and we expect to complete rollout mid-April (previously mid-March).

 How this will affect your organization:

Proof text in multiple languages in text web part in pages

The Microsoft Editor Spellchecker, now integrated in SharePoint pages, will now be able to proof text in multiple languages. In addition to supporting the Page language, Editor now proofs in the M365 language and the Edge browser language. Any word in any of these three languages, will be spell checked appropriately.

More control over spacing in text web part in pages.

We’re changing the behavior for line spacing in the text web part. After the end of a line, pressing enter will create a new line right underneath the previous line. This is a change from the previous behavior where pressing enter created a new paragraph. This provides users more control over what their text looks like.

Change to external image support in Hero web part.

To improve rendering of the hero web part, we’re aligning to the image web part and removing support for external images. Instead recommend uploading the desired images to the site or leveraging the Stock images. Existing Hero web parts with external images will continue to work.

What you need to do to prepare:

There is no work required to prepare for the updates listed for SharePoint Pages authoring, however you might want to notify your users about this change and update your training and documentation as needed.

Add text, tables, and images to your page with the Text web part – Microsoft Support

Use the Hero web part – Microsoft Support