Compare Word for Mac 2011 with Word 2016 for Mac

The following table compares some key features between Word for Mac 2011 and Word 2016 for Mac.

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Feature

Word for Mac 2011

Word 2016 for Mac

Threaded comments

Reply to comments in your document.

Feature not included

Feature included

Design tab

For quick access to design features to make documents look great.

Feature not included

Feature included

Smart Lookup

Get more information about a term in your document from the web without leaving your app. Just select a word and on the Review tab, click Smart Lookup.

Feature not included

Feature included

Multi-Touch gesture support

You can now zoom in and out with your trackpad: spread two fingers to zoom in, pinch to zoom out.

Feature not included

Feature included

Choose an Office Theme

Apply the Classic or new Colorful Office theme.

Feature not included

Feature included

Resume reading

Word automatically bookmarks your last position in a document so when you reopen it, you can easily pick up where you left off.

Feature not included

Feature included

Improved ribbon

Newly designed ribbon organizes tools and formatting similar to Office for Windows.

Feature included

Feature improved

Improved sharing

Share your documents as attachments or links, or invite people to work with you on documents stored in the cloud.

Feature included

Feature improved

Access your files anywhere

Seamless integration with Office 365, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint. Access your files across devices by signing-in with your Microsoft account.

Feature included

Feature improved

Navigation pane

An improved Navigation Pane tracks where you are in a document and navigate to points of interest.

Feature included

Feature improved

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