8/9/2015 5:15 AM
Is there a new Office for Mac? Yes. After 5 years, Microsoft makes follow up on its main productivity tool for Mac users. A lot of great updates were made and it will become available as a one-time purchase option this September. Read through below and see what you can expect on the new Word in Office 2016 for Mac.
Experience aesthetic working with the 2016 Office for Mac which is touted to give more vibrant view of the documents thru its full Retina® display support. It's cloud-connected this time! For MS Word as an example, you can share it to other users you want to have footprints on your document. In order for that to happen, you may have to login using your Outlook or Live account then start clicking on the icon at the top right corner (guy with the plus sign).
Now why do you think you'd have to login? Well, for a simple reason- Identity. If you have to access your files and documents anywhere and having anybody access the same, there has to be one way to identify you. That’s what one login can do as an access to all these wonderful applications. You do not need a paid subscription for this, just to be clear, only create an account you can use as your login.
A few more great addition to the MS Word in 2016 Office for Mac would be the the Design Tab. It makes your documents look handsome as there are elements pre-loaded to make your normal .docx file look well laid-out. Threaded comments are now possible within the document itself from you and whoever you share your documents with. If you are collaborating with another online user, you need to have them save their edits first and wait for the document to sync before you can see the actual changes. Not-so-realtime proactive but pretty collaborative in a sense.
The interface, as greatly expected, looks neat, clean and nice - well organized. A mark that MS Word has gone a real long way especially for Mac users since the last release was back in 2011. I like the idea of templates (invitations, calendars, etc.) welcoming you the moment you doubleclick the Word icon. These are real time-savers and of course conceptually innovative too.
These are just a tip of the iceberg and a whole lot of other discoveries you can have as you work on the new MS Word in Office 2016 for Mac.Watch out as well for the authentic digital download version. It’s the same original substance, just worked out to be cheaper and smart.
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