Install Office updates

On a Mac? See Check for Office for Mac updates automatically.

Choose your version of Office:

Office 2016

1. Open any Office 2016 app, such as Word, and create a new document.

2. Go to File > Account (or Office Account if you opened Outlook 2016).

3. Under Product Information, choose Update Options > Update Now.

Note: You may need to click Enable Updates first if you don't see the Update Now option right away.

4. Close the "You're up to date!" window after Office is done checking for and installing updates.

You can also use the Update Options button to Disable Updates or to View Updates that were previously installed.

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Manually checking for Office updates in Word 2016

Not working? Try this:

  • If Update Options is missing and there's only the About button, you either have a volume license install or your company is using Group Policy to manage Office updates. Try Microsoft Update or contact your company help desk.

  • To download an update manually, see Office Updates.

  • If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite:

    1. Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program.

    2. Find and select your version of Microsoft Office on your computer. In the bar above, click Change.

    3. Select Quick Repair > Repair. If this does not work, retry the steps, but choose Online Repair instead. If you are still unable to open any apps, uninstall and reinstall Office.

Office 2013

1. Open any Office 2013 application, such as Word and create a new document.

2. Click File > Account (or Office Account if you opened Outlook 2013).

3. Under Product Information, choose Update Options.

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4. Click Enable Updates if the option is available.

Click Enable Updates

5. Choose Update Now to manually check for and install Office updates.

6. Close the "You're up to date!" window after Office is done checking for and installing updates.

Manually checking for Office updates in Word 2016

Not working? Try this:

  • If Update Options is missing under Product Information, and the About button is the only option available, you either have a volume license or your company is using Group Policy to manage Office updates. Try Microsoft Update to get the latest updates or contact your company help desk.

  • To download an update manually, see Office Updates.

  • If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite.

Office 2010

  1. Open any Office 2010 application, such as Word 2010 and create a document.

  2. Go to File > Help > Check for Updates.

  3. Choose Install Updates or Check for Updates. If neither option is available, follow the additional steps provided in the pop-up window that appeared after you chose Check for Updates.

Manually checking for Office updates in Word 2010

Not working? Try this:

  • If the Update option is missing or you're unable to update, try Microsoft Update to install your Office updates through Windows.

  • To download an update manually, see Office Updates.

  • If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite:

    • Go to Control Panel > Programs > Uninstall a program.

    • Find and select your version of Microsoft Office on your computer. In the bar above, click Change.

    • If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite.

Office 2007

  1. Open any Office 2007 application, such as Word 2007 or Excel 2007, and create a document.

  2. Click the Microsoft Office Button Office button image > Options (in Word, for example, it's called Word Options).

  3. Click Resources from the list on the left, and then choose Check for Updates.

    Note: If the steps above don't work, go to the tab titled Microsoft Update and choose Install to update through Windows.

Checking for Office updates in Word 2007

Important: Office 2007 will reach End of Life on October 10, 2017. We recommend you get the latest version of Office.

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Office 2003

Thank you for using Office 2003. If you are looking for updates, Support has ended for Office 2003.

To use the newest features and get the most up-to-date security updates, we recommend you get the latest version of Office.

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