What's new in Office 365

As an Office 365 subscriber, you regularly get new and improved Office features. Take a look below to see what's available to you today.

Latest updates for Windows Desktop

Take a look at what's new in Version 1711 (Build 8730.2122).

If you're an Office Insider, check out the What's new for Office Insiders page instead.

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Export to 4K

When you export a presentation to video, 4K resolution is now an option.

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Run a slide with your digital pen *

Use your Surface pen, or any other pen with a Bluetooth button, to advance your slides.

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What's new in your favorite Office app

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Previous releases

Find out what's new in Version 1710 (Build 8625.2121).

Break the language barrier

Two versions of the Translator pane and a zoomed view of the completion notification

Translate words, phrases, or the whole document into another language using Microsoft Translator, right in Word.

New in: Word

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Learn with the new Office Training Center

Home page of the Office Training Center with icons for the different Office apps and tiles for available content types

Do more with all of your office apps using new templates, tips, and guides - all in the new Office Training Center.

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Publish to Microsoft Stream

Share a presentation as a video securely within your organization by using Microsoft Stream.

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Digital Pencil

Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture.

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Project gets agile

Manage your agile projects in Microsoft Project using the backlogs, task boards, sprints, and more. Both Scrum and Kanban methodologies are supported.

New in: Project

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Task Board views

Sort tasks on cards in the Task Board view. Reorder and move cards between columns on the board just like in Agile projects.

New in: Project

Find out what's new in Version 1709 (Build 8528.2139).

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Apply data graphics to Data Visualizer diagrams

Save time when you create a Data Visualizer diagram by automatically applying shape data as data graphics.

New in: Visio

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Take a visual tour of updates released in Version 1708 (Build 8431.2074).

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Insert 3D models to see all angles

Use 3D models to increase visual and creative impact in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and messages. Easily insert a 3D model, and then rotate it through 360 degrees. Bring 3D models to life in PowerPoint presentations with the Morph transition, which creates cinematographic animations between slides.

Download these templates and give this feature a try! WORD TEMPLATE | EXCEL TEMPLATE | POWERPOINT TEMPLATE

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Resize or rotate your 3D model
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New ink effects

Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.

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PowerPoint Designer transforms more types of slides

Designer now recommends design ideas for timelines in a bulleted list.

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Presentation with suggested timeline layouts
Excel and worksheet icons with lightbulb

Work faster, get more done

Bring on those complex workbooks with multiple sheets. Excel opens faster so you can crunch formulas with large ranges, filter lots of rows, or copy and paste faster.

New in: Excel

Quick access to attachments

The Attach icon

Ever struggled to find a file that was sent to you as an attachment? Worry no more! Just click File > Open> Shared with me.

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Info about people and groups – at a glance

Profile card for a contact

Profile cards show you the most relevant details, whether you're on the desktop, the web, or using a mobile app.

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Add an appointment to a group calendar

Group of people

Now you can let everyone in your group known when you'll be away without sending a meeting in email.

New in: Outlook

More accessible than ever

Accessiibility icon

We've made it easier to read and edit text, tables, lists and images in email when you're using a screen reader.

New in: Outlook

Improved smart quotes

Smart quote

You asked for it! Smart quotes are now smarter after em dashes (—).

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Manage a task in Planner

Planner icon

Link a Project task to Planner plans, allowing you to break the tasks into subtasks, add a team, assign tasks, and manage the work on the Planner board.

New in: Project

Link or import data from Salesforce

You can now link to or import data from Salesforce, which is a customer resource management (CRM), cloud-based business solution.

New in: Access

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Link or import data from Dynamics 365

We've also now added the ability to link to or import data from Dynamics 365, which is a customer resource management (CRM), cloud-based business solution.

New in: Access

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Not just on your Desktop anymore

Visio Online is a new way to create and edit your diagrams right in your favorite browser.

New in: Visio

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Collaborative editing

People icons, When others are co-authoring, they'll show up here

Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

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We save for you!

AutoSave

Changes are automatically saved for documents, workbooks, and presentations stored in the cloud, and you can see others' updates in seconds.

New in: Excel PowerPoint

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Designer transforms more types of slides

PowerPoint Designer showing design ideas for a timeline

Designer now recommends design ideas for timelines presented as bulleted lists.

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See what's changed

Slide with notification of change

Slides that have been modified by other users are highlighted.

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While you were away

Clock

Changes made by others to your worksheets or presentations since your last visit are highlighted.

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Edit using Learning Tools

Reading mode in Word

Learning Tools are now available in Web Layout view. Adjust text spacing and show syllables while you edit. In any view, see each word highlighted as the document is read aloud.

New in: Word

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Helpful sounds improve accessibility

Turn on audio cues to guide you as you work. Find the command in Options > Ease of Access. No add-in needed.

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Math equations

You can now create and edit math equations using LaTeX syntax.

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Cloud attachments just got better

Now, when you save or drag and drop OneDrive attachments to your computer, we download the file for you.

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Editing a new item is more accessible

Use a quick shortcut (Ctrl+E) to edit a new item from a Combo Box or List Box.

New in: Access

Label Name property

Enhance accessibility by associating a label with a control on a form.

New in: Access

Take a visual tour of updates released in Version 1706 (Build 8229.2073).

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Have pens, will travel

Pen gallery

Choose a personal set of pens, highlighters, and pencils for inking, and have them available to you across apps.

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Quick access to superscript and subscript

superscript subscript

Keep the superscript and subscript commands at your fingertips by adding them to the Ribbon or the Quick Access Toolbar.

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PowerPoint Designer transforms more types of slides

Designer now recommends design ideas for charts added to your slides.

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PowerPoint Designer suggesting chart design ideas

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Enhanced writing assistance with Editor pane

Use the Editor pane for advanced spelling, grammar, and writing styles recommendations. It's built to be accessible with improved support for assistive technologies.

New in: Word

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Editor task pane for Grammar

Closed captions for video

Insert or remove captions for a video in PowerPoint

Add closed captions to a video to make it accessible.

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New data transformation: Add Column From Examples

Shows Column From Examples button on the Query Editor Add Columms tab

In the Query Editor, create a new column by providing sample values. As you type, Excel detects the required transformations and shows a preview of the new column.

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Keep the copy

Copy your cells and , before you paste, you can still do other tasks like typing or inserting cells.

New in: Excel

Quickly access the groups you use the most

Groups you're most likely to interact with now appear at the top of the list.

New in: Outlook

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Personalize the default PivotTable layout

Set up a PivotTable the way you like, and start with that layout every time you create a new PivotTable.

New in: Excel

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Import existing PivotTable settings by selecting any PivotTable and clicking Import

Focused Inbox

Outlook Focused Inbox feature

Focused Inbox help you focus on the emails that matter the most to you. It separates your inbox into two tabs: Focused and Other. Your most important emails are on the Focused tab while the rest remain easily accessible, but out of the way, on the Other tab.

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Insert recent links

Insert recent links

Easily attach hyperlinks to recent cloud-based files or websites, and create meaningful display names for people using screen readers.

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Join the Excel Community

Learn how to use Excel, discuss your work, shared tips and tricks, and connect with experts who build and use the product.

New in: Excel

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Find third-party stencils

Stencils in Visio

Search for third-party stencils provided by selected content providers.

New in: Visio

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Quick drop-down for setting predecessors

Predecessor and successor tasks

Use the Gant chart drop-down to choose which predecessors or successors you want to link to.

New in: Project

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A quick start to your research

PowerPoint QuickStarter feature

Starting from scratch is hard. QuickStarter automatically creates an outline for your topic of choice with suggested talking points and designs that make your presentation pop.

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Note: This feature is available in English (United States), French (France), Italian (Italy), German (Germany), Spanish (Spain), and Japanese (Japan).

Introducing the Dubai font

Font drop-down menu showing the Dubai font

Try the new high-quality font family, optimized for legibility and supporting Arabic and Western European languages.

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Make diagrams from Excel data

Data Visualizer overview

Automatically create a Basic Flowchart or a Cross-Functional Flowchart from Excel data by using new Data Visualizer templates in Visio.

New in: Visio

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PowerPoint Designer: transform more types of slides

PowerPoint Designer feature

Designer now recommends professional design ideas for action-oriented lists.

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Read email in your preferred language

Read Outlook email in your preferred language

Now you can translate email without leaving Outlook. Just turn on the Translator add-in to translate with a single tap. Choose from 60 languages.

New in: Outlook

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Make your images more accessible

PowerPoint Alt Text for Images Feature

Intelligent services generate Alt text for your pictures to make your presentations more accessible to people who are blind.

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Visio Online is live

Visio Online is live

Share your diagrams stored in SharePoint Online with anyone in your organization. They can view them and add comments by using their favorite browser.

New in: Visio

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Large numbers (bigint) support

Large numbers (bigint) support

Use the Large Number data type in Access tables to calculate large numbers, and to link to or import from external databases that use an equivalent data type, such as bigint in SQL Server.

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Add guests to your Office 365 groups

Collaborate with people outside your organization by adding them to your groups.

New in: Outlook

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Keep control over your attachments

Now, as you share and collaborate on OneDrive attachments in Outlook, you can offer the right level of access to people within your organization or externally. You can also let Outlook choose how much access they receive.

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Know before you share

Outlook tells you ahead of time if recipients will be able to access your documents, and offers suggestions if there will be any problems sharing.

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Set things straight

PowerPoint ruler feature

On touch screens, the digital ruler makes it easy to draw straight lines or align a set of objects.

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Easier background removal

Background Removal Feature

Make those pictures stand out. Remove picture background with a free-form drawing tool.

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Move pages from side to side

Word 2016 Side to Side View

Navigate pages in Print Layout view by sliding them side-to-side like a stack of paper.

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From Visio to PowerPoint in a few clicks

Visio to PowerPoint

Take snippets of a Visio drawing and export them as slides to PowerPoint.

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Collaborate on attachments in real time

Upload Outlook attachments to OneDrive

Uploading attachments to OneDrive lets everyone work on the latest version. Use the drop down menu on the attachment to upload or save it.

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Use your pen to manipulate objects

Use your pen to manipulate objects

Use a digital pen to move, resize, or rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.

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Add-In for Database Modeling

Visio Database Modeling

Create a database model from an existing database by using the add-in for database modeling and get help while planning the creation of a new database or understanding an existing one.

New in: Visio

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New Visio education templates

Visio Education Templates

Students and teachers can leverage new templates and sample diagrams that cover many subjects including algebra, chemistry, and physics.

New in: Visio

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View and restore changes in shared files

View historical versions of Office files

Quickly view who has made changes in your shared documents, workbooks, and presentations, and easily restore earlier versions.

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Easily select and manipulate objects

Use digital pen to move or resize objects

Use a digital pen to move, resize, or rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.

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Playback closed captions or multiple audio tracks

Play closed captions or multiple audio tracks in PowerPoint

If a slide contains a video that has closed captions or multiple audio tracks, you can now play these tracks in your slideshow.

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Get Outlook on your phone

Outlook for iOS

The Outlook you love, now on your mobile device. Get the optimum email experience on your iOS, Android, and Windows devices.

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Accessibility built right in Visio

Visio accessibility features

Get improved support for creating accessible diagrams and for using the keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to work with shapes, edit with others, and more.

New in: Visio

Visio Viewer for iPad and iPhone

Visio Viewer for iPad and iPhone

You can view Visio diagrams on iPad and iPhone in high fidelity on the go.

New in: Visio

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Data transformation, connectivity enhancements

The Percentage Data Type is now supported, and binary combining and function authoring experiences have been enhanced.

New in: Excel

New OLEDB connector

Use the new OLEDB Connector in Get & Transform to easily connect to and clean data from OLEDB sources.

New in: Excel

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Turn data into maps

Use the new Maps chart type to transform geographic data into professional visualization with just a few steps, and identify insights, trends, and opportunities.

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Edit with others in real-time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

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Improved reading with learning tools

New commands in Read mode boost reading skills by adjusting text spacing, showing the breaks between syllables, and highlighting each word as the document is read aloud.

New in: Word

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Accessibility built right in

Improved support for using your keyboard, Narrator, and other assistive technology to read and edit documents, workbooks, presentations, and projects.

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Insert and edit icons

Use icons to add visual impact to your document by inserting and editing one of 500 icons.

New in: Word Excel Project Outlook

Use SVG images

Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and emails to create sharp and well-designed content. No expert software required.

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Quickly search recent folders

Save documents, workbooks, and presentations to recently used folders using the Recent tab right in your Save or Save As experience.

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Shared with me

See documents others have shared with you.

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Easily select and manipulate objects

Use a digital pen to move, resize, or rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.

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Create precise ink shapes

Drag the Segment Eraser to remove excess bits of ink, right up to the nearest line.

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Show your progress on your timeline

Check marks and colored progress bars in Timeline View show how far along you are with each task.

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Label your timelines

Differentiate your timeline bars by using labels to give them descriptive names.

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Get Outlook on your phone and tablet

The Outlook you love is now available on your mobile device.

New in: Outlook

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Visio Online Preview

Now you can share your Visio diagrams (.vsdx) along with data connectivity in SharePoint Online or OneDrive for Business with your colleagues and partners who can view them in a web browser.

New in: Visio

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of October, Version 1610 (Build 7466.2038).

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Edit with natural gestures

Make changes to your document by circling to select, crossing out to delete.

New in: Word

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Your first draft just got easier

Researcher helps you find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images - all without leaving Word.

Note: Only available in English, French, Italian, German, Spanish, and Japanese

New in: Word

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A new digital writing assistant

Watch for new visual cues and suggestions from Editor, an intelligent built-in service that offers advanced, contextual proofing to help you improve your writing.

Note: To use Editor today, your proofing language must be set to English (support for additional languages coming soon). Also note that this feature is rolling out gradually over the next few weeks so it may not be available to you immediately.

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Stay on top of your travel and deliveries

Show summaries of your travel reservations and package deliveries in your Inbox, and automatically add them to your calendar.

New in: Outlook

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Use SVG images

Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in your documents, workbooks, presentations, and emails to create sharp and well-designed content. No expert software required.

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Data transformation, connectivity enhancements

You can now select to import related tables when loading data from OData sources, add custom columns with values coming from a function computation, or show the dependencies between queries using a dedicated view.

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Easy discovery of third-party content

You can now browse or search for new templates and sample diagrams available from select third-party content providers.

New in: Visio

Ink replay

Replay your handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others' thoughts.

New in: Word Excel

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We're listening

To suggest new features, tell us what you like, and what's not working, go to File > Feedback.

New in: Project

CSV (UTF-8) support

Replay your handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others' thoughts.

New in: Excel

Shared with me

See documents others have shared with you.

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Shape recognition

Automatically transform your drawings into shapes.

New in: Word

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of September, Version 1609 (Build 7369.2024).

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Find and reuse content

Go to Insert > Tap, and select Document Item to find and reuse content from your organization's relevant documents.

Note: Requires one of the following Office 365 SKUs: Business Premium, E3 or E5.

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Better recordings

You can create a presentation made up of recorded slides, screen recordings and inserted video, and then share that recorded content to be viewed remotely. You can also embed quizzes to assist with remote learning and make your presentation more interactive as well as change the ink color and use simpler controls to record narrations and audio.

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Get someone's attention

You can make sure that recipients know they're being asked for input or action by including the @ symbol followed by the person's name to the body of an email or calendar item. This will also automatically add them to the To line.

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Accessibility built right in

Improved keyboard and assistive technology experiences for reading email, scheduling meetings, and adding a signature.

New in: Outlook

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Designer keeps getting better

Make your bulleted process list visually impactful in one click, with options tailored for your slides by Designer.

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Ink replay

Replay your handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others' thoughts.

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Data transformations, connectivity enhancements

Add parameters to your queries, or create new queries from Merge or Append operations. Also take advantage of the Web connector to preview web pages.

New in: Excel

We're listening

To suggest new features, tell us what you like, and what's not working, go to File > Feedback.

New in: Access Excel OneNote Outlook PowerPoint Project Visio Word Publisher

Change text color fast using Tell Me

Request your color change in the Tell Me box and it finds the commands for you; all you have to do is confirm.

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Office 2016 Tell Me feature

Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of August, Version 1608 (Build 7341.2032).

Mini-previews for attached photos

When photos are attached to an email, Outlook shows a small preview of the photo in the message.

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Refresh the query, keep the layouts

Formats and calculated columns for data imported using Get & Transform are now preserved after queries refresh.

New in: Excel

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Help right where you need it

Type your question in the Tell Me box and find your answers right there in the app, with improved search, content, and recommendations.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook

Introducing the Insider Fast Program

Want to get access to new and improved features and capabilities faster? Join the Office Insider program and you will updated to the Insider build at the level you selected (Slow or Fast).

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of July, Version 1607 (Build 7167.2040).

Bring your presentation to life

You can now create an interactive summary of your presentation with automatic navigation links using Zoom.

New in: PowerPoint

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Your first draft just go easier

Researcher helps you find the relevant quotes, citable sources, and images without leaving Word.

New in: Word

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Recover deleted items

You asked for it! It's now easier to recover deleted items that are no longer stored in your Deleted Items folder. Simply click the Recover items recently deleted from this folder link under the Search box in the Deleted Items folder, select the items you want to restore, and then click Ok.

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Have an idea?

You can now suggest and vote on future feature ideas right from Outlook by clicking on File > Feedback > Suggest a Feature.

New in: Outlook

Unified Modeling Language (UML) templates

New UML 2.5-compliant templates are available: Component, Communication, and Deployment.

New in: Visio

LEARN MORE: UML COMPONENT DIAGRAMS | UML COMMUNICATION DIAGRAMS | UML DEPLOYMENT DIAGRAMS

Data gransformations, connectivity enhancements

Improvements keep coming in! You can now easily migrate workbooks to a different environment, group two or more clauses for row filtering, perform even more Date/Time and Text manipulations, and document your transformations within the Query Editor window.

New in: Excel

Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of June, Version 1606 (Build 7070.2022).

Text highlighter

Grab the new text highlighter and select your important info.

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Faster PivotTables

Watch data fly when you create, edit, and refresh PivotTables with OLAP connections.

New in: Excel

Shape recognition

Automatically transform your drawings into shapes.

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Import data from new data sources

Create a query using options from the new Online Services category including connectors to SharePoint Online, Exchange, and SAP HANA.

New in: Excel

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Data transformation

Take advantage of new and improved data transformation capabilities, such as converting duration values to years, supporting whitespace and line feeds in Query Editor preview, and renaming queries directly from the Queries pane.

New in: Excel

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Get & Transform improvements

Improvements keep coming in! For example, you can now easily detect jagged CSV files, sort columns in the Choose Column builder in alphabetical order, and disable data previews to download in the background to improve the performance .

New in: Excel

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of May, Version 1605 (Build 6965.2053).

AutoCAD support

You can import AutoCAD 2010 and 2013 files in Visio faster and more reliably. You can also add shapes and elements as well as overlay additional data on your layouts and designs. These capabilities make facilities and space management a breeze.

New in: Visio

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Send messages anytime

Don't wait until someone is online before sending them a message in Skype for Business. You'll no longer receive those "this message can't be delivered" notifications when you send a message to someone who is offline.

New in: Skype for Business

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More efficient online meetings

Get a quick start to meetings by pre-loading attachments when you set up your online meeting in Outlook so that you can get started as soon as the participants join.

New in: Skype for Business

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of April, Version 1604 (Build 6868.2062).

Collaboration made easy

Working with others couldn't be any easier. You can now not only share and work on files with others as well as add comments, but also chat with them, review previous versions of the document you're working on and restore one of them if needed.

New in: Word PowerPoint

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of March, Version 1603 (Build 6769.2015).

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Power Query enhancements

Power Query provides an intuitive and consistent experience for discovering, combining, and refining data across a wide variety of sources, and the ability to search for public data from sources such as Wikipedia. This month, we are enhancing the connectivity capabilities as well as adding new transformations.

New in: Excel

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Find photos in a flash

You can use the Search Photos command to not only scan photo tags and metadata, but also extract and search text shown in photos. It now can also recognize objects in a photo, as another way to find the picture you want.

New in: OneDrive

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Share files and folders more easily

Sharing files and folders should be an easy and uncomplicated process. To speed up the process, we now present you with the two most popular options up front: Get a link and Email.

New in: OneDrive

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of February, Version 1602 (Build 6741.2021).

Archiving and de-cluttering

Ready to de-clutter your Inbox without worries of losing items? You can now quickly move an item stored in your Inbox or any other folder to an archive folder. Once moved, the archived items remain accessible and can easily be restored to their original location.

New in: Outlook

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Collaboration made easy with Groups

Groups enable you to easily collaborate and communicate with others by storing all of your project or team information, such as emails, discussions, and events, in one shared location . You can now browse, join, and even create groups right from Outlook as well as add the ones to follow most actively to your Favorites for easy access.

New in: Outlook

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Do More with Power BI

Ready to get more done with your worksheet data? You can now save and publish workbook items, such as charts, ranges and tables, to powerbi.com and interact with that data in a dashboard format.

Note: Requires a Power BI subscription

New in: Excel

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of January, Version 1601 (Build 6568.2025).

Ink annotations

Use your finger or pen to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest.

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Black theme

Use this new theme to get the highest level of contrast while working in your Office apps.

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New charts

Funnel charts can be used to help you display values as progressively decreasing proportions.

New in: Excel

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New functions

Avoid nested IF functions with the new IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, and SWITCH functions.

New in: Excel

Data entry made easier

Speed up formula entry with the CONCAT and TEXTJOIN functions.

New in: Excel

More Send As options

Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF without leaving the confines of your worksheet from the Share pane.

New in: Excel

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Improved formula autocomplete

Only remember a part of a formula name (for example, you know if contains a “rand” or a “value” somewhere)? No problem! Excel now returns all partial matches for everything you type—not just exact matches from the beginning of the string.

New in: Excel

Real-time presence

When collaborating with others on a presentation, see not only who is working on the presentation but also what slide each person is working on.

New in: PowerPoint

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Finding email from specific contacts made easier

Ever looked for a mail from someone and realized that they have same name as someone else you frequently email? You can now pick the right person from the list of suggested contacts as their picture appears next to their name.

New in: Outlook

Real-time presence

When collaborating with others on a presentation, see not only who is working on the presentation but also what slide each person is working on.

New in: PowerPoint

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Take a visual tour of updates released in the month of November 2015, Version 1511 (Build 6366.2036).

Morph

Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information.

New in: PowerPoint

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Designer

Deliver customized and high-quality presentations and maximize the visual impact of its most important content. As you use it, Designer learns about your preferences and adapts its recommendations to be tailored to you.

New in: PowerPoint

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Calendar insights template

View your calendar as a dashboard and drill into the data get a better handle on how you spend your time and identify ways to get more out of your days.

New in: Excel

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Financial templates

Take advantage of couple new templates to track what you earn, how much you spend, and where your spending occurs as well as quickly analyze and compare the performance of selected stocks over time.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: MY CASHFLOW TEMPLATE | STOCK ANALYSIS TEMPLATE

More Send As options

Send a document either as an attachment or as a PDF without leaving the confines of your document from the Share pane.

New in: PowerPoint Word

LEARN MORE ABOUT SHARING IN WORD | POWERPOINT

Insert online video

Liven up your notes by adding online videos and bringing interactivity to your content.

New in: OneNote

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This initial release provides the first availability of the Office 2016 applications: Version 1509 (Build 4229.1024).

Co-authoring

Work with others simultaneously on a document regardless of the device you're using.

New in: Word PowerPoint

LEARN MORE: WORD | POWERPOINT

Simplified sharing

Just click the Share button in the Ribbon for easy sharing right from your Office documents. See who has access to a given document and who is currently working in the document, and change individual authoring permissions for any document you own.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel

LEARN MORE: WORD | POWERPOINT | EXCEL

Shared notebooks

Collect any and all relevant information (e.g., photos, videos, clippings, drawings,...) in one central location, work with others, and watch the app sync changes within seconds.

New in: OneNote

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Real-time typing

As you collaborate with others in a document, see where others are working and view their edits as they happen.

New in: Word

Modern attachments

Attach a document from your recent items and share them from OneDrive or SharePoint with email recipients. Also configure sharing permissions so that all the recipients have access to the attached file without having to leave the app.

New in: Outlook

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Mail triage

The Clutter feature learns how you prioritize your mail and then helps you by putting low priority messages in a separate folder (while still giving you a daily summary so you don't miss anything). When on the go, you can also take advantage of this capability by using the Focused Inbox.

New in: Outlook

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Improved version history

Refer back to previous snapshots and earlier drafts of documents during the editing process as you collaborate with others.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel

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One-click forecasting

With one simple click, create forecast charts based on historical data and predict future trends. This new capability uses the industry standard Exponential Smoothing (ETS) algorithm to give you reliable forecasting data.

New in: Excel

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New chart types

Visualize financial or hierarchical data, and highlight statistical properties of your data with new chart types: Treemap, Waterfall, Pareto, Histogram, Box and Whisker, and Sunburst.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel

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Export data source information to Excel

Get a list of all the linked data sources from your Access database application into Excel for reference.

New in: Access

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More flexible timelines

Not only leverage multiple timelines to illustrate different phases or categories of work, but also set the start and end dates for each timeline separately, to paint a clearer overall picture of the work involved.

New in: Project

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Better control over resource scheduling

Negotiate an agreement, called a resource engagement, to make sure that resources with limited availability are being used appropriately and effectively throughout your organization.

New in: Project

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Improved data connectivity

Connecting your diagram to Excel data is now just one step away. Make sure there is a one-to-one match between values in an Excel column and the text for each shape on the diagram, and simply click Quick Import on the Data tab.

New in: Visio

Modern shapes

Take advantage of the many redesigned shapes that are now available. In Visio Professional, the Basic Electrical template now has shapes that are compliant with the IEEE standard. In Visio Standard, the Office Layout shapes have been updated. Also check out the Starter diagrams to quickly get going.

New in: Visio

Better together with Windows 10

Take the Office mobile apps for a spin and find out why they are the perfect option for on-the-go productivity. They help you do great work anywhere, anytime, with documents in full fidelity across all your Windows 10 devices.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel OneNote , Mail and Calendar

Office themes

Pick the Office theme that's right for you. The Dark Gray theme provides a high contrast look and feel that is easy on the eyes. The Colorful theme offers a modern and fresh look. The White theme provides a traditional Office look.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel OneNote Outlook Access Project Visio Publisher

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Tell Me

Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel Outlook Access Project Visio

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Smart Lookup

Fact-check or explore terms in your documents with Bing-powered Smart Lookup. Simply highlight terms in your document and use this feature to bring in search results from the web right into your reading or authoring environment.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel Outlook

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OneDrive integration

Access your Office documents from anywhere and any device by saving them to OneDrive, pick up anywhere you left off, and co-author with others from the comfort of your office or home, or even on the go.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel OneNote

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Skype integration

Use Skype to check in and collaborate with someone using Instant Messaging (IM), voice, video, or screen sharing. Also join online meetings while on the go using the Skype for Business mobile app. See who is online, IM meeting participants, and follow along when a presenter shares his screen - all from your tablet or phone.

Cross-platform, cross-device

Easily switch from one device to the next without missing a beat. View and edit your Office documents across Windows, Android, and Apple devices. Review, edit, analyze, and present with a consistent look and familiar user experience across your devices.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel OneNote Outlook

Latest updates for Mac

There are no new features in Version 15.41, the December update, just fixes and improvements.

If you're an Office Insider, check out the What's new for Office Insiders page instead.

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Become an Office Insider and get early access to the latest Office innovations. We're continuously hard at work on exclusive monthly upgrades and new features for Office 365 subscribers.

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When do I get new features?
New Office 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.

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Previous releases

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.39.

Improved Visual Basic Editor

Conceptual representation of the Visual Basic Editor windows across differents apps

Create and edit macros in the Visual Basic Editor using IntelliSense, VBA menus and toolbars, debug tools, an object browser, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Improved readability and accessible, too

Outlook icon and Accessibility symbol

Your email message and meeting invitation headers are now easier on the eyes. Less clutter, better keyboard navigation, and improved VoiceOver. Check it out!

New in: Outlook

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.37.

Your first draft just got easier

Researcher helps you find relevant quotes, citable sources, and images - all without leaving Word.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

See all images, add text, add and cite

Click more confidently

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Malicious links in documents, workbooks, and presentations are blocked to keep you safer.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Take a look at the feature released in Version 15.36.

Send email on your schedule

Delay the delivery of a message or choose when it will be sent.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Select the arrow next to the Send button to delay sending your email

All your favorite folders in one place

Star

Create shortcuts to all folders you use regularly. All shortcuts are listed in Favorites at the top of your Sidebar.

New in: Outlook

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Pictures in headers and footers

Header and Footer

Customize your printed workbooks by adding images to headers and footers.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.35.

Spend less time writing emails

Create an email template and reuse it later to save time.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

Pick the email template you want to use

Request Read Receipts and Delivery Notifications

Read receipt notification

Get notified when your important email messages have been delivered to and opened by recipients.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

Easier account setup

Exchange account logo

Now, when you add an Exchange or Gmail account, settings are updated for you. Just provide your username and password, and you are good to go.

New in: Outlook

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Take a look at the features released in Version 15.34 (17051500).

Modern backgrounds for Focus Mode

Focus Mode Background Menu

Choose from Twilight or Polar Night backgrounds, when you're in Focus Mode on the View tab.

New in: Word

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Groups in Outlook for Mac

View and read or reply to group conversations in Outlook for Mac

View your top 10 groups, and read or reply to group conversations directly from the Groups folders.

New in: Outlook

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.33 (17040900).

Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pro

The most relevant commands to what you're working on are at your fingertips. (Compatible with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar only).

New in: Outlook

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Touch Bar Support for Outlook for Mac

Read email in your preferred language

Outlook for Mac Translator

Now you can translate email without leaving Outlook. Just turn on the Translator add-in to translate with a single tap. Choose from 60 languages.

New in: Outlook

GET IT HERE | LEARN MORE

Access more features right from your inbox

Outlook for Mac Add-ins

Add-ins for Outlook let you create tasks with Wunderlist, track email responses with Boomerang, and more.

New in: Outlook

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Take a look at the features released in Version 15.31.0 (17020700).

Help us shape the future of Office

Office Insider for iOS

Become an Office Insider on your iPhone and iPad, get early access to new Office releases, and tell us what you think.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel

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Touch Bar support on the new MacBook Pro

Touchbar support for Office for Mac

The most relevant commands to what you're working on are at your fingertips. (Compatible with MacBook Pro with Touch Bar only).

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.30.0 (17010700).

More focus mode choices

Choose from Oak, Mahogany, Graphite, and other backgrounds to help you stay focused.

New in: Word

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Focus Mode feature for Office for Mac

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.29.0 (16120900).

Accessibility built right in

Improved support for using your keyboard, VoiceOver, and other assistive technology to read and edit documents, worksheets, and presentations.

New in: Word PowerPoint Excel

LEARN MORE: WORD | POWERPOINT | EXCEL

Hyperlinks in PDF files

Retain your document fidelity, with working hyperlinks, when converting documents to PDF.

New in: Word

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Take a look at the features released in Version 15.28.0 (16111300).

Make your messages accessible

Find and fix accessibility issues while composing messages or invitations by using the Accessibility Checker.

New in: Outlook

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Zoom playback

You can now view interactive summaries and automatic navigation links that were created using the Zoom command in PowerPoint 2016 for Windows.

New in: PowerPoint

Take a look at the features released in Version 15.27.0 (16100300).

More functions

Use CONCAT or TEXTJOIN to shorten your text formulas, or try the forecasting functions to help you see the future.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: CONCAT | TEXTJOIN

Audio and video playback

Take advantage of improved options to play back your audio and video files.

New in: PowerPoint

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Make sure your notes are accessible

Find and fix accessibility issues in your notes using the Accessibility on the Tools menu.

New in: OneNote

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Spell checker improvements

Hey, we all make mistakes. Correct your typos with suggestions from the spell checker.

New in: OneNote

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Take a look at the features released in Version 15.26.0 (16091000).

Designer

You supply the pictures, we'll supply the high-quality, professional design ideas for your slides.

New in: PowerPoint

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Color your guides

Choose a color to make your guides stand out against the slide background.

New in: PowerPoint

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Focus mode

Switch to Focus on the View menu to remove distractions and concentrate on your work.

New in: Word

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Take a look at the features released in Version 15.25.0 (16081700).

64 Bit support

Enjoy improved performance and reliability when working with very large files.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint Outlook OneNote

Stay on top of your travel and deliveries

View simplified summary cards in your travel confirmation and package delivery emails, and in your calendar.

New in: Outlook

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription that includes Exchange Online and new or upgraded Outlook.com accounts.

Get someone's attention

Add the @ symbol followed by a person's name to the body of an email or calendar item, and they will be automatically added to the To line of the message.

New in: Outlook

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Accessibility Checker

Find and fix accessibility issues with your document, spreadsheet, or presentation using the Accessibility Checker on the Review tab.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Suggest a Feature

Propose an idea for a new feature, or vote on someone else's suggestion by using Suggest a Feature on the Help menu.

New in: Outlook

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Animate your background

Make your slides more dynamic with an animated background image.

New in: PowerPoint

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No warnings when saving as CSV

You asked for it! We will no longer show a warning about feature loss when saving a worksheet as a CSV file.

New in: Excel

Stylus setting

Choose what happens when your stylus is detected: automatically switch to drawing or keep using it as a mouse.

New in: OneNote

Latest updates for iOS

See what's new and improved in the November feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.8 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

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Confident protection *

Using persistent protection, you can now prevent sensitive information from being viewed, printed, edited, or copied by unauthorized people. You can protect documents, spreadsheets, and presentations without leaving Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

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Previous releases

See what's new and improved in the October feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.7 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Digital ink

With the addition of a digital pencil to pens and effects that are already available, you can sketch out your ideas to make them come to life and rediscover the simple pleasure of creating content with a pen.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Faster scrolling

Move quickly through long spreadsheets on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: EXCEL FOR IPHONE TOUCH GUIDE | EXCEL FOR IPAD TOUCH GUIDE

See what's new and improved in the October feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.6 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Your pens have a new look

Cup with several different colored pens

Choose a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. Your customized set if available on all of your iOS devices and Windows PCs across Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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New ink effects *

Gold pen with a gold burst

Express your ideas with flair using metallic pens and ink effects like rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Set status for calendar events

Calendar grid with one cell highlighted

Set and show events on your calendar as free, busy, tentative, out of office, or private.

New in: Outlook

Pick up where you left off

Blue flag

Reopen a presentation and resume working right where you were before.

New in: PowerPoint

View the page you want

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See thumbnail previews while you scroll.

New in: Word

See what's new and improved in the September feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.5 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as monthly updates for Outlook.

Showing Share options

Work better with others in real time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

New in: Word

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Get alerts about your shared files

Notification icon

Go to the Account menu to select if you'd like to be notified when a file you've shared is updated or shared with others.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Be more efficient on your iPad

View messages full screen, use the improved date picker and switch calendar views quickly. There are even new keyboard shortcuts to make dealing with your mail even easier.

New in: Outlook

New option: Share one slide

Don’t send a whole presentation when all you want to share is one thing. PowerPoint lets you share a single slide with others.

New in: PowerPoint

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The Share command in PowerPoint for Android

See what's new and improved in the August feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.4 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as monthly updates for Outlook.

Click more confidently

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Malicious links in documents, workbooks, and presentations are blocked to keep you safer.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

Custom margins

Custom margins

Set the margins in your document to be just the way you like them.

New in: Word

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Quickly access your groups and sites

Quickly find documents, workbooks, and presentation stored in your frequently used sites and groups in the Open menu.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

See what's new and improved in the July feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.3 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as monthly updates for Outlook.

Comments, anyone?

comments

Add, change, delete, or reply to comments in a presentation on your device.

New in: PowerPoint

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Create a link to your presentation

Hyperlink

Use hyperlinks to quickly access a file or website, or to create a new email message.

New in: PowerPoint

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Quickly switch between accounts and folders

The account and folder menu has been beautifully redesigned to give you super-fast access to all your accounts.

New in: Outlook

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Insert cut or copied cells

Cells in a worksheet with blue arrow indicating a cell being inserted

You asked for it! Cut or copy cells and insert them with just a tap. Works for whole rows and columns.

New in: Excel

Redesigned conversation experience

Outlook now shows more of your conversation at once and provides clearer separation between individual messages.

New in: Outlook

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New conversation experience in Outlook for iOS

See what's new and improved in the June feature update. Includes feature released in Version 2.2 for Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as well as monthly updates for Outlook.

Select or draw?

Pencil

In the app settings, choose whether your Apple Pencil selects or inks by default.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Save your file as PDF

PDF file

Easily create a PDF from your file by going to File > Export.

New in: Word Excel

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain binary template files.

New in: Excel

Redesigned contact card

Your contacts’ key details are front and center to enable easier calling and messaging.

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New in: Outlook

Add or edit your important contacts

You can now add and edit contacts for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts.

LEARN MORE

New in: Outlook

Compress images on send

Outlook will offer to compress and shrink the images when sending, to save bandwidth.

New in: Outlook

Full screen reading

Reading emails just got so much easier with Outlook’s full screen view for iPad.

New in: Outlook

See what's new and improved features in the April feature update, Version 2.1.

Maps

Use this new chart type to transform geographic data into professional-looking maps with just a few steps.

New in: Excel

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 work or school account.

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Edit with others in real-time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

New in: PowerPoint

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Note: This feature requires an Office 365 subscription.

PowerPoint for Android collaborate in real time

You're the expert with Tell Me

Lightbulb

Save time and focus on your work by finding the right command when you need it

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Better borders

Borders

Add color and line styles to your cell borders to highlight important content.

New in: Excel

Easier editing

Easier editing

Just double-tap a cell and edit in place rather than typing in the formula bar.

New in: Excel

Search inside filters

Search

Quickly find the right value to filter on by using Search in the Sort and Filter menu.

New in: Excel

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain Dialog sheets.

New in: Excel

Open more files in Excel

See what's new and improved features in the April feature update, Version 2.0.

PowerPoint Designer

You supply the words and pictures, we'll supply high-quality, professional design ideas for your slides.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

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More functions

New logical functions to help shorten formulas

Shorten the formulas you write using the new logical functions IFS and SWITCH.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: IFS FUNCTION and SWITCH FUNCTION

New charts

Funnel chart showing sales pipeline; stages listed in the first column, values in the second

Use new charts, such as waterfall, histogram, box and whisker, Pareto, treemap, funnel, and sunburst, to transform your data into professional visualizations.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: WATERFALL CHART, HISTOGRAM CHART, BOX AND WHISKER CHART, PARETO CHART, TREEMAP CHART, FUNNEL CHART, and SUNBURST CHART

Collaborative editing

Co-authoring in Excel

Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

New in: Excel

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Shared document notifications

Shared notifications via email

No need to keep checking your shared documents, workbooks, or presentations. We will send you a notification when there is activity.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Endnotes on the go

Make real progress on your paper anytime anywhere by inserting endnote references in your document.

New in: Word

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Tables built for touch

Working with tables got easier! Touch controls let you insert and resize rows and columns.

New in: Word

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See what's new and improved features in the March feature update, Version 1.31.

Shared document notifications

No need to keep checking your shared documents, workbooks, or presentations. We will send you a notification when there is activity.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Shared Notifications Feature

Here is what's new in Version 1.30.17020800.

Help us shape the future of Office

Become an Office Insider on your iPhone or iPad, get early access to new Office releases, and tell us what you think.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Office Insider for iOS

Here is what's new in Version 1.29.17011000.

Select multiple objects

Move, resize, or format multiple objects at once. Tap and hold, then tap another object.

New in: Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Here is what's new in Version 1.28.16120500.

Accessibility built right in

Improved support for using VoiceOver and other assistive technology to read and edit documents and presentations as well as read cells, create tables, and sort data.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE: ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES IN WORD FOR iPAD | ACCESSIBILITY IN WORD FOR iPHONE | ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES IN EXCEL FOR iOS | ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES IN POWERPOINT FOR iPAD | ACCESSIBILITY FEATURES IN POWERPOINT FOR iPHONE

Here is what's new in Version 1.26.16100700.

More functions

Use CONCAT or TEXTJOIN to shorten your text formulas, or try the forecasting functions to help you see the future.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE: CONCAT FUNCTION | TEXTJOIN FUNCTION

Add alternative text to pictures

Make your pictures accessible to screen readers by adding alternative text.

New in: OneNote

LEARN MORE

Friendlier hyperlinks

Make your notes easier to read by turning any text into a hyperlink.

New in: OneNote

LEARN MORE

Here is what's new in Version 1.25.16090300.

Bring your presentation to life

You can now create an interactive summary of your presentation with automatic navigation links using Zoom.

New in: PowerPoint

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Your first draft just go easier

Researcher helps you find the relevant quotes, citable sources, and images without leaving Word.

New in: Word

LEARN MORE

Recover deleted items

You asked for it! It's now easier to recover deleted items that are no longer stored in your Deleted Items folder. Simply click the Recover items recently deleted from this folder link under the Search box in the Deleted Items folder, select the items you want to restore, and then click Ok.

New in: Outlook

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Have an idea?

You can now suggest and vote on future feature ideas right from Outlook by clicking on File > Feedback > Suggest a Feature.

New in: Outlook

Unified Modeling Language (UML) templates

New UML 2.5-compliant templates are available: Component, Communication, and Deployment.

New in: Visio

LEARN MORE: UML COMPONENT DIAGRAMS | UML COMMUNICATION DIAGRAMS | UML DEPLOYMENT DIAGRAMS

Data transformations, connectivity enhancements

Improvements keep coming in! You can now easily migrate workbooks to a different environment, group two or more clauses for row filtering, perform even more Date/Time and Text manipulations, and document your transformations within the Query Editor window.

New in: Excel

Smart Lookup

Get useful information, images, definitions, and more. Press and hold a word or a phrase, and then choose Smart Lookup.

New in: Word

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A new way to use a laser pointer

While showing your presentation from an iPhone that is connected to a projector, just press your thumb on the Notes area and point the iPhone at the screen to make the red dot appear. Move your wrist to point at different parts of the screen.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription and is only available on iPhones

New in: PowerPoint

3rd party cloud storage services work with Office

Enjoy even more flexibility for storing and accessing your Office files with Egnyte, Learnium, Citrix, Edmodo and 腾讯微云.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Try our new designs

We've made some changes to help you get around your notes. Check them out by turning on Settings > Enable Experimental Features and let us know what you think.

New in: OneNote

Annotate with ink

Use your finger to write, draw, and highlight with the tools on the new Draw tab.

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Shape recognition

Automatically transform your drawings into shapes.

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Shared with me

See files others have recently shared with you.

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Apple Watch

Have more time on your hands. OneNote is now faster and more responsive on your Apple watch.

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Export to OpenDocument format

You can now export a document, workbook, or presentation to the OpenDocument format.

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Closed captions and multiple audio tracks

If a slide contains a video that has closed captions or multiple audio tracks, you can now play these tracks in your slideshow.

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Mobile view

The Reflow view has a new name, Mobile view, but still delivers an optimized experience reading, editing, and adding comments to documents on a small screen.

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Morph transition

Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

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Contextual commands

Ever struggle to locate and access the commands you need on your phone? Now you ave quick access to commands that relate to what you're working on.

Note: Only available on iPhones

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Shared notifications

Ever wonder if a shared notebook (stored on OneDrive) you use on a regular basis has been updated? Worry no longer! Just check the Notification Center to find out.

New in: OneNote

Find shared and recent files

See documents, workooks, and presentations that others have recently shared with you, and search directly on the Shared and Recent tabs.

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Discover more Office apps

Ready to be more productive? You can now find out what new Office apps are available right from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and quickly install them on your device.

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Print from another app

Print your documents, workbooks, and presentations from the app of your choice.

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Find

Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation.

New in: OneNote

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Latest updates for Android

Read on to see what's new in the December update, Build 16.0.8827.2054, for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint; just fixes and improvements.

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PivotTable refresh and more

If you have existing worksheets with PivotTables, you can now refresh, and sort and filter, your data right on your phone or tablet.

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Previous versions

The October 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Choose print options

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Print the entire worksheet or just a selection. Set your scaling, paper size, and orientation.

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Faster scrolling

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Move quickly through a long document on your touch device using the new scroll handles.

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Draft sync

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Sync drafts between different versions of Outlook, so you can start a message in one place and finish and send it in another.

New in: Outlook

See your co-workers availability

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Inspired by the well-loved scheduling assistant of Outlook on Windows, you can now see your co-workers' availability and find a time that works for everyone when scheduling a meeting.

New in: Outlook

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Your favorite apps, right in Outlook

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With add-ins, you can accomplish awesome things from Outlook without switching apps. Support for Evernote, Evernote, Microsoft Dynamics 365, Microsoft Translator, Trello & much more.

New in: Outlook

Pick up where you left off

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Reopen a presentation and resume working right where you were before.

New in: PowerPoint

Edit more files

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You can now edit IRM documents, worksheets, and presentations on your Android phone or tablet.

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The September 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Work better with others in real time

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See where others are working and view changes as they type.

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Click more confidently

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Malicious links in documents, workbooks, and presentations are blocked to keep you safer.

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Animation on the small screen

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Add animations to your slides on your mobile device.

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Adding a blank page just got easier

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Insert a blank page to your document with just one click.

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The August 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Add or edit your important contacts

You can now add and edit contacts for Outlook.com and Office 365 accounts.

New in: Outlook

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New Meetup calendar app

With Calendar apps, you can connect your apps -Wunderlist, Facebook, Evernote, and now Meetup- to see all your tasks, events, and notes from your digital life in your Outlook calendar.

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The July 2017 feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Comments, anyone?

Comment bubble

Add, change, delete, or reply to comments in a presentation on your device.

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Custom margins

Custom margins

Set the margins in your document to be just the way you like them.

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Search for text inside a PDF

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Now, quickly find text you're looking for inside a PDF.

New in: Word

Copy and Paste formatting

Clipboard and a document

You can now copy and paste formatting, not just text, in your documents.

New in: Word

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The June feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Numeric keypad

Switch quickly to the new numeric keypad when you're entering lots of numbers or simple functions.

New in: Excel

Redesigned contact card

Your contacts’ key details are front and center to enable easier calling and messaging.

New in: Outlook

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The May feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain Dialog sheets.

New in: Excel

Open more files in Excel

The April feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Collaborative Editing

Co-authoring in Excel

Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

New in: Excel

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Open more files

Open more files in Excel

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain ink.

New in: Excel

The March feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Edit in real time with others

PowerPoint for Android collaborate in real time

See where others are working and view changes as they type.

New in: PowerPoint

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Open more files

Open more files in Excel

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain query tables with parameters, scripts, and signature lines.

New in: Excel

The February feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Make your pictures pop

Picture Styles in PowerPoint for Android

Add Shadow and Reflection effects to enhance pictures in your documents.

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View PDF files

View PDF file in Word for Android

Open and view portable document format (.pdf) files.

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The January feature update for Office for Android includes the following features:

Capture whiteboards

Use the functionality of Office Lens to capture, clean up, and crop pictures of a whiteboard and add them to your document or presentation.

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Share one slide

Don't send a whole presentation when all you want to share is one thing. PowerPoint lets you share a single slide with others.

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain form controls.

New in: Excel

See what's new and improved in the November feature update Build 16.0.7531.1011.

Maps

Use this new chart type to transform geographic data into professional looking maps with just a few steps.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: Excel

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Insert and edit hyperlinks

Add web links to your spreadsheet, and use display text to make them easy to read.

New in: Excel

Land on the page you want

See thumbnail previews while you scroll.

New in: Word

Shared document notifications

No need to keep checking your shared documents. We'll send you a notification when there's activity.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Accessibility built right in

Improved support for using TalkBack, your keyboard, to create, read, and edit documents, workbooks, and presentations.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain ActiveX controls, or web or text queries.

New in: Excel

See what's new and improved in the October feature update Build 16.0.7426.1015.

Chart Elements

Add or remove chart elements such as titles, data labels, or legends.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: Excel

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Shape recognition

Automatically transform your drawings into shapes.

New in: PowerPoint

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain ActiveX controls, or web or text queries.

New in: Excel

See what's new and improved in the September feature update Build 16.0.7329.1015.

Find

Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation.

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain interactive report sheets and web queries.

New in: Excel

Smart Lookup

Get useful information, images, definitions, and more. Press and hold a word or a phrase, and then choose Smart Lookup.

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3rd party cloud storage services work with Office

Enjoy even more flexibility for storing and accessing your Office files with Box, Egnyte, and 腾讯微云.

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Annotate with ink

Use your finger to write, draw, and highlight with the tools on the new Draw tab.

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Shared with me

See files others have recently shared with you.

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Export to OpenDocument format

You can now export a document, workbook, or presentation to the OpenDocument format.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Morph transition

Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: PowerPoint

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Designer

Deliver customized and high-quality presentations and maximize the visual impact of its most important content. As you use it, Designer learns about your preferences and adapts its recommendations to be tailored to you.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription and only available on tablets

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Tell Me

Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide you through the process as well as offer additional resources.

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Funnel charts

Funnel charts can be used to help you display values as progressively decreasing proportions.

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New functions

Avoid nested IF functions with the new IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, and SWITCH functions, and speed up formula entry with the CONCAT and TEXTJOIN functions.

New in: Excel

Quick access to files

You can now add your favorite files to the home screen to keep them handy.

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Collaboration: front and center

Quickly share your documents, workbooks, and presentations, see who's working on them, and get notified when there is activity on files you're working on with others.

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Contextual commands

Ever struggle to locate and access the commands you need on your phone? Now you ave quick access to commands that relate to what you're working on.

Note: Only available on phones

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Discover more Office apps

Ready to be more productive? You can now find out what new Office apps are available right from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and quickly install them on your device.

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Save files automatically

Once you create a new Word document, Excel workbook, or PowerPoint presentation, it is automatically saved to the cloud location of your choice.

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Insert picture from camera

Open your camera directly from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and take a picture. Voila! The picture is in your document, workbook, or presentation.

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Version history

You can now look back and compare different versions of a document, workbook, or presentation as well as restore previous version of the file.

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Send files as attachments in Outlook

Done editing a file and ready to send it to Outlook? Just use the Send with Outlook option to easily share documents, workbooks, or presentations as attachments to the email conversation.

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Easy column formatting

As you work on your slides, you may decide that information would be best presented in a column format. You can now quickly split a block of text into easy-to-read columns.

New in: PowerPoint

Fresh new look

Enjoy a better experience when reading presentations on your phone. Also drag and drop to reorder slides.

New in: PowerPoint

Working with tables

Take advantage of your device's touch capabilities to insert and resize row and columns in tables with ease, and drag tables and let the text wrap around.

New in: Word

Insert and edit SmartArt

SmartArt graphics enable you to visually represent information. You can now choose, insert, and customize SmartArt graphics to enhance your content and more effectively communicate your ideas.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription and only available on tablets

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Format background

Add some visual interest to your slides by including a background color of your choice.

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IRM-protected file support

You can now read documents that are protected with information rights management (IRM).

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Latest updates for Windows Mobile

There are no new features in the November update, Version 17.8730, just fixes and improvements.

If you're an Office Insider, check out the What's new for Office Insiders page instead.

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Previous releases

See what's new and improved features in the August feature update, Version 17.8625.

View the page you want

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See thumbnail previews while you scroll.

New in: Word

See what's new and improved features in the August feature update, Version 17.8431.

Insert cut or copied cells

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We heard you! Cut or copy cells and insert them with just a tap. Works for whole rows and columns.

New in: Excel

See what's new and improved features in the July feature update, Version 17.8326.

Edit with natural pen gestures

Pencil

Mark your document and Word makes it so. Circle to select, cross out to delete, and use the highlighter pen to highlight text for real.

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Copy and Paste formatting

Clipboard and a document

You can now copy and paste formatting, not just text, in your documents.

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Custom margins

Custom margins

Set the margins in your document to be just the way you like them.

New in: Word

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Take a look at the latest features released in Version 17.8269.

Comments, anyone? *

Add, change, delete, or reply to comments

Add, change, delete, or reply to a comments in a presentation on your device.

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* Only available on phones

Open more files

Open more files in Excel

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain Dialog sheets.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Version 17.8067.

Collaborative Editing

Co-authoring in Excel

Work with others at the same time in your workbook.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Open more files

Open more files in Excel

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain ink.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 17.7967.

Shared with me

Quickly get to the documents, workbooks, and presentations shared with you in the File menu.

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain query tables with parameters, scripts, and signature lines.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 17.7870.

Make your pictures pop

Picture Styles in PowerPoint for Android

Add Shadow and Reflection effects to enhance pictures in your documents.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Open more files

View PDF files in Excel for Android

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain legacy drawing objects (E10 images).

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 16.7766.

Easily select and manipulate objects

Use a digital pen to move, resize, and rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.

New in: Word

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain form controls.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 16.7668.

Easily select and manipulate objects

Use a digital pen to move, resize, and rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain form controls and Scenario Manager.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 16.7571.

Maps

Use this new chart type to transform geographic data into professional looking maps with just a few steps.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: Excel

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Easily select and manipulate objects

Use a digital pen to move, resize, and rotate objects using their handles, or use supported pen buttons to Lasso Select ink.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Accessibility built right in

Improved support for using Narrator, your keyboard, to create, read, and edit documents, workbooks, and presentations.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Shared document notifications

No need to keep checking your shared documents. We'll send you a notification when there's activity.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 16.7466.

Chart Elements

Add or remove chart elements such as titles, data labels, or legends.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Edit your charts

Change the chart type, layout, color, or chart style without leaving Word.

New in: Word

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain graphical objects in headers and footers on chart sheets.

New in: Excel

Take a look at the latest features released in Build 16.7369.

Export to PDF

Save your document in a widely sharable format that preserves layout, formatting, fonts, and images.

New in: Word

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Open more files

You asked for it! You can now open files that contain ActiveX controls.

New in: Excel

Use SVG images

Insert and edit scalable vector graphic (SVG) images in your document, workbook, or presentation to create sharp, well-designed content. No expert software required.

Note: Only available on tablets

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

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Smart Lookup

Get useful information, images, definitions, and more. Press and hold a word or a phrase, and then choose Smart Lookup.

New in: Word Excel

LEARN MORE

Annotate with ink

Use your finger to write, draw, and highlight with the tools on the new Draw tab.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Export to OpenDocument format

You can now export a document, workbook, or presentation to the OpenDocument format.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Morph transition

Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Designer

Deliver customized and high-quality presentations and maximize the visual impact of its most important content. As you use it, Designer learns about your preferences and adapts its recommendations to be tailored to you.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription and only available on tablets

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Funnel charts

Funnel charts can be used to help you display values as progressively decreasing proportions.

New in: Excel

LEARN MORE

New functions

Avoid nested IF functions with the new IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, and SWITCH functions, and speed up formula entry with the CONCAT and TEXTJOIN functions.

New in: Excel

Closed captions and multiple audio tracks

If a slide contains a video that has closed captions or multiple audio tracks, you can now play these tracks in your slideshow.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Find

Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Quick access to files

You can now pin your favorite documents, workbooks, and presentations to the home screen to keep them handy.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Tell Me

Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide you through the process as well as offer additional resources.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Contextual commands

Ever struggle to locate and access the commands you need on your phone? Now you ave quick access to commands that relate to what you're working on.

Note: Only available on phones

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Insert picture from camera

Open your camera directly from Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and take a picture. Voila! The picture is in your document, workbook, or presentation.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Version history

You can now look back and compare different versions of a document, workbook, or presentation as well as restore previous version of the file.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

Send files as attachments in Outlook

Done editing a file and ready to send it to Outlook? Just use the Send with Outlook option to easily share documents, workbooks, or presentations as attachments to the email conversation.

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Working with tables

Take advantage of your device's touch capabilities to insert and resize row and columns in tables with ease, and drag tables and let the text wrap around.

New in: Word

Insert and edit SmartArt

SmartArt graphics enable you to visually represent information. You can now choose, insert, and customize SmartArt graphics to enhance your content and more effectively communicate your ideas.

Note: Requires an Office 365 subscription and # only available on tablets

New in: Word Excel PowerPoint

Format background

Add some visual interest to your slides by including a background color of your choice.

New in: PowerPoint

LEARN MORE

IRM-protected file support

You can now read documents that are protected with information rights management (IRM).

New in: Word

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