When you first start up any of the latest Office apps you’ll be hard pressed to actually find what’s new. For example, Excel only has one notable change: six new chart types. There are a few visual changes and tweaks and a new gray theme that matches the dark look of Windows 10 very well. Other than that, all the features of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint are in largely the same place as they’ve always been. Office 2007 was the last major change to the look and feel of Office thanks to the Ribbon UI, and Microsoft hasn’t made any drastic changes in Office 2010. If you’re used to working in Office, then the microsoft office 2016 free download for windows won’t break your workflow.
But there are new features to be found, and the best of them happen to be in Office’s most popular app, Word. If you’re creating a 2016 microsoft office product key or an angry letter of complaint, then it’s the tool of choice. Microsoft has made Word a little more intelligent this time around, with some new features that are helpful, rather than flashy additions you never use again. Clippy hasn’t returned to haunt your documents, but the new Tell Me feature makes use of the helpful parts of Clippy to act as an assistant without the annoying distractions.
Tell Me lets you simply search for the feature or task you’re looking for and it brings the option up. If you’re struggling to find how to insert a chart, just search for “how do I insert a chart” or something equally relevant, and the option is immediately revealed. I used it a few times when the microsoft office professional 2016 product key vast array of features and options in Office got overwhelming, so it’s a minor but welcome addition.
Microsoft is also making more use of Bing in office 2016 download. A smart lookup feature lets you search for items in documents or emails to fact check or find the meaning of a phrase. Previous versions of Office have had similar functionality, but this feels a little more refined and easy to use. I still reach to my browser and Google stuff though, so I doubt this will be helpful for most people.
As always with Microsoft Office, it’s vastly better than anything else out there, and only a few advanced users will find odd corners of inconvenience that Microsoft hasn’t bothered to fix. So far only available to Microsoft office 2016 download full subscribers, traditional buyers of standalone perpetual license versions of Office will have to wait until an unspecified date to buy Office 2016, but Office 365 subscribers will be offered the option to upgrade immediately. There are a wide variety of Office 365 pricing schemes, but the personal edition of Office 365 starts at $6.99 per month or $69.99 per year for use on one PC, one tablet, and one phone.