Embedded excel tables are suddenly blank in word

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Am using Word V 16.56 for MAC - and all of a sudden all of our embedded excel files are now blank.

The frame is visible and can be moved, but the contents appears as a white box.

When you double click to edit  - it will open in excel and you can see the contents.

When you update and return, it is invisible again.

When I save the worksheet, and try to paste special into a new file - it is also blank.

This is affecting all of our existing word documents, and new documents.

We've tried on workstations in and out of the office.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Its a known bug with word V16.56, only solution at present is to revert to V16.55. You will neede to turn off autoupdate under help tab/check for updates, then delete word from the Mac, then download and install V16.55. Here is the link to download it. https://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/C1297A47-86C4-4C1F-97FA-950631F94777/MacAutoupdate/Microsoft_Word...

Assume it will be fixed in V16.57.