What's new in Office Online

Keep reading to see what's new in November. Features are rolling out so you might not see them immediately. But, trust us, they're on their way!

Discover more about your data

The new Ideas button looks for patterns in your data, and uses them to create intelligent, personalized, suggestions.

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See formulas in living color

Just like in other versions of Excel, formulas are now color-coded so that you can differentiate between arguments.

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What's better than a PivotTable? A PivotChart

Want to visualize a PivotTable with an interactive, graphical chart? Just select a PivotTable, and then choose a chart on the Insert tab.

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Reveal who does what and when

Go beyond a simple flowchart and show the relationships between step. Also show who owns those steps.

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To insert images, just drag and drop

Pick an image from any folder on your computer, and drag and drop it into your slides. Easy!

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See pages at full height

Instead of short pages with hard breaks inserted, we show your page at full size.

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Previous releases

Keep reading to see what's new in the October release.

Azure stencils built right in

Design a cloud app or plan an architecture using dozens of Azure stencils.

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Easily update your TOC

Table of Contents out of date? You can fix it in Word Online. Just update the headings in your document and pick an option from References > Table of Contents. Voila!

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Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let co-workers know you need their input.

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New proofreading tools

Don't stress about your words. PowerPoint Online now provides grammar and writing suggestions.

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Write your best resume with help from LinkedIn*

With Resume Assistant, see real work experiences examples, top skills, and jobs for a given role.

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*You must be signed in with your personal account. Requires OneDrive and Exchange Online. Display language must be set to English.

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Reference cells like a champ

Writing a formula? Reference another sheet's cell by clicking the sheet, then the cell.

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Get your shapes in line

Align shapes left, right, top, bottom, center, and middle for a polished look.

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Visio and Power BI: Better together

In just a few clicks, turn your Visio diagram into an interactive Power BI visualization.

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While you were away*

Don't worry about being surprised. If collaborators make changes to your shared file, we'll let you know about it.

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Data validation is now available in Excel Online

Data validation lets you specify the type of information users can enter into a cell. Choose from whole numbers, decimals, dates, list entries, and more. Give it a try!

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Be a Teams player with Visio Online

When you upload your Visio Online diagrams to your Teams channel, all team members can view and comment. When editing is required, just click the Edit Diagram button to edit within Teams (Visio Online license required).

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Tell your story with shapes

Arrows, boxes, cubes, and more. Create a diagram or use a star to call attention to your data. Inserting shapes is a quick and easy way to tell your story visually.

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Jazz up your shapes with colors and effects

After you insert shapes, give them some color, or add a drop shadow and other effects. Get professional-looking results with your charts and graphs, while injecting a little of your personality, too.

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Keep things moving*

Animations, such as swinging gently or jumping and turning, set up in PowerPoint for Windows which bring 3D animations now run when you view the slideshow in PowerPoint Online.

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Math made easy*

Write out an equation, and OneNote will help you solve it step-by-step. It's like having your own math coach.

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Printing, your way

We heard you! Choose from 13 pre-defined slide sizes, or customize any of them to fit your needs.

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Always be in the know*

Easily find out who has edited your presentation and what content has been changed by checking out the slides that have a teal highlight.

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Highlight what matters

We heard you! The color palette you love in the rest of the Office Online apps is now available in Excel Online, enabling to make the important data stand out in your worksheets across devices.

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No need to start from scratch

Get your worksheet set up the way you like, and then right-click the tab and choose duplicate.

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Add visual interest

Insert a picture stored on your computer to easily show information or add visual interest.

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Analyze worksheet data

Insert a PivotTable from the familiar Insert tab to analyze your data right in the browser.

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Color your tabs*

Navigate through your worksheets more easily with colored tabs. Right-click a tab and choose your favorite background color.

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Get things moving*

Morph transitions set up in PowerPoint for Windows which automatically animate 3D models now run when you view the slideshow in PowerPoint Online.

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Easy access

Use keyboard shortcuts as an alternative to using a mouse to work more efficiently.

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Drive information retention

Increase the readability of your slides by customizing line and paragraph spacing, and indentation.

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Make your content more scannable

Use a variety of bullet styles to present information in structured way and enable your audience to quickly grasp the main points.

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