What's new in Word for Office 365

What's new in Word for 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 Word for Windows Desktop

Read on to see what's new in the June update, version Version 1906 (Build 11727.20210). Find your Office version

More icons to match your mood

We've added over 300 new icons. Find them at Insert > Icons.

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Get their attention with @mentions

Use @mentions in comments to let others know when you need their input.

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New Office 365 features are sometimes rolled out over a period of time to all subscribers.

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New for non-subscribers
Not an Office 365 subscriber but using Office 2016 or Office 2019? Find out what's available in your version.

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Latest updates for Word Insiders

Insiders, you now have a web site dedicated to you. Go here to find out all the latest fixes and features that are available to you today.

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See what's new in the May update,Version 1905 (Build 11629.20196). Find your Office version

Switch seamlessly

The new account manager shows all of your work and personal accounts in one place. Switching between them has never been easier.

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See what's new in the April update,Version 1904 (Build 11601.20144). Find your Office version

Add color to your page

New page colors mean that if an all-white or all-black background isn't for you, it's a snap to change it up.

A Word doc with a green background and the page color picker open

See what's new in the March update,

Improve comprehension with Line Focus

Move through a document, line by line, without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time.

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Line Focus drop down list in the ribbon and One Line option selected

Increase the reach of your content

Accessibility checker keeps an eye on your documents and tells you in the status bar when it finds something you should look at. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility.

Status bar showing that the Accessibility Checker is running

See what's new in the February update, Version 1902 (Build 11328.20070).

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Save your changes as they happen

Upload your files to OneDrive to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

See what's new in the January update, Version 1901 (Build 11231.20130).

Get their attention with @mentions

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

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See what's new in Version 18.12 (11126.20188).

Take your doc from static to stunning

Transform your document into an interactive, easy-to-share web page that looks great on any device.

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Document on the left and Transform to Web Page pane on the right

Improve comprehension with Line Focus

Move through a document line by line without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time.

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Line Focus drop down list in the ribbon and One Line option selected

See what's new in Version 18.10 (11001.20074).

Reveal what's behind a picture

Put a picture on a slide, worksheet, document, or message, pick a pre-set, and watch the transparency change. That's it!

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Slide with transparency options on the Format tab

Watch your documents come alive

Insert animated 3D graphics to see hearts beat, planet orbit, and T-Rex rampage across pages and slides.

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Presentation with several 3D models

See what's new in Version 1809 (Build 10827.20138).

Your ribbon icons have a new look

Don't worry, everything works the same. Plus all of the icons look great on screens of all sizes.

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Updated visuals on the ribbon for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook

See what's new and improved in the June 2018 feature update, Version 1806 (Build 10228.20080).

Word document with chat window

Chat with co-authors while you edit

Collaborate more effectively by chatting with your co-authors without leaving the app.

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Computer screen with document on the left and Accessibility visual with a check mark on the right

One-click fixes for accessibility issues

The Accessibility Checker is better than ever with updated support for international standards and handy recommendations to make your documents more accessible.

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Slide with examples of SVG filters

Add visual impact

Bring visual interest to your documents, worksheets, and presentations by inserting Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) that have filters applied to them.

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See what's new and improved in Version 1805 (Build 9330.2087).

Hands-free typing

Use your voice to create documents. No need to type when you can dictate!

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Editing comes naturally with Ink Editor

With a single stroke of your pen, split or join words, add a new line, or insert words. It's that easy!

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See what's new and improved in Version 1801 (Build 9001.xxxx).

Write your best resume or CV with help from LinkedIn

Resume Assistant in Word helps get your creative juices flowing by showing you examples of how real people — professionals in the fields you're interested in — describe their work experience and skills.

Note: Resume Assistant is currently available in Word 2016 for Windows in select countries/regions, but we're planning to release it to more markets and platforms in the future. Other factors affect availability; see Not seeing Resume Assistant? for details.

See what's new and improved in Version 1710 (Build 8625.xxxx).

Break the language barrier

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

Translate text into a different language

Learn with the New Office Training Center

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Do more with Word using new templates, tips, and guides - all in the new Office Training Center.

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Digital Pencil

Blue pencil

Write or sketch out ideas with our new pencil texture in any color.

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