With Word 2016 you can create more beautiful and engaging documents. Additionally, you can pop in an online video, open a PDF and edit the content, align pictures and diagrams with minimal fuss. The new Read Mode is clean and distraction-free and it works great on tablets.
When you open Word 2016, you’re offered a choice of great new templates to help get you started along with a list of your recently viewed documents so you can get back to where you left off in no time.
Besides, teaming up is better too, with direct connections to your online spaces and streamlined review features like Simple Markup and comments. Even more, comments now have a reply button.
You can debate and easily track comments right next to the relevant text. And when a comment is addressed and no longer requires attention, you can mark it as done. It will be greyed out to keep out of your way, but the conversation will still be there if you need to revisit it later.
New Features in Microsoft Word 2016 for Windows
Here are the main improvements and key features you will find in the powerful new Microsoft Word 2016:
Intuitive new layout. Often times you launch Word so you can work on a previously created document. Microsoft understands and improves that with the new starting layout of its signature app: instead of starting a new document when opened, Word 2016 shows you a menu of recently opened files, saving you time and effort. If you want to create a new document, then you can choose from a perfectly organized new list, which also includes pre-made templates for the type of text you are writing.
Multi-platform apps. Microsoft Word 2016 brings versatility to the table. You can work on your desktop, from your smartphone or even on a Web version of your favorite productivity app – the choice is yours. With smart resolution tools keeping your documents intact no matter how big or small the screen is, you don’t have to worry about messing up your important files ever again.
Improved coauthoring. Everything is better with friends – work is no exception. If you need help from your teammates for that difficult school project, or require your colleagues’ precious input in making the best proposal possible, you can simply invite them over thanks to the real-time collaboration functionality in Microsoft Word 2016. You can chat about ideas, edit documents simultaneously and even have a Skype conference call as you shape the perfect Word document. What’s more, you aren’t confined to using the same platform – for example, you can be on your Windows PC and others can use the Web and mobile apps.
New ways to find what you need. Microsoft Word has over 4,000 tools and features. It’s understandable if you sometimes have trouble finding what you need, despite major improvements such as the Ribbon. With the 2016 version of Word navigating to your selected action is easy and hassle-free thanks to the new Tell Me feature. Just write the command or question you have in the search box with a light bulb next to it, and Word will assist you. If it can’t, it will give you a list of sources where you’re sure to find what you’re looking for.
Smart Lookup. Imagine having a tool that gives you instant context on something you aren’t all too familiar with in your document. Well, you get it with Word 2016. In contrast to the Tell Me feature, which keeps your queries inside the app, this amazing new tool browses the Internet for you to find definitions, images and even articles on highlighted words and phrases within your text. What’s more, it works with the most trusted sources on the Web, such as Oxford Dictionary, Wikipedia and Bing, among others. With Smart Lookup, the Internet is in your pocket.