Depending on which version they have, they will be able to download Office 2016 for Mac by going to their account and choosing the appropriate options. A lot has changed from then in the world of technology which might explain why Mac users, not Windows ones, get the freshest version of Office first.
The suite, which offers new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, is now available in 139 countries and 16 languages. That program led to the company receiving over 100,000 pieces of feedback, it says, and over the course of the test period, Microsoft has updated the software seven times to improve its performance and stability. Given the Mac’s popularity in education, it’s not surprising that Office for Mac includes a number of features that will be useful for students, including document collaboration and Smart Lookup in Word, audio recording in OneNote, side-by-side calendar views in Outlook, and more.
Aside of the visual overhaul, one of the key new features here is the Design tab, which lets you apply layouts, colors and fonts throughout your documents.
Excel 2016 for Mac features chart suggestions and previews, familiar keyboard shortcuts, autocomplete, an improved formula builder, and new PivotTable Slicers for filtering large volumes of data to discover patterns.
PowerPoint for Mac-PowerPoint’s improved Presenter View gives you full control when you present by showing you the current slide, next slide, speaker notes and a timer on your Mac screen, while the audience only sees your presentation on the big screen. For example, Office for Mac now uses the Ribbon to organize tools and formatting options, plus there’s a task pane for improved graphics customization in all three of the main Office apps, along with new themes and styles. And the new message preview shows you the first sentence of an email just below the subject line so you can quickly decide if you want to read it now or come back later.
Microsoft is planning to make regular updates and new features for Office 2016 for Mac at least quarterly, officials said. Office for Mac 2016 has adopted many elements previously found in the Windows version of Office and the mobile Office apps for better cross-platform familiarity.
Office 2016 for Mac is available to anyone with a valid Office 365 subscription, including Office 365 Home, Office 365 Personal, or Office 365 ProPlus.
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