Do your best writing with the most up-to-date version of Word. Upgrade to Office or Microsoft today. SEE PLANS AND PRICING FOR OFFICE This update installs the latest assistance content for the Microsoft Office Word Help file and the Office Word Developer Help file. A security vulnerability exists in Microsoft Office Word that could allow arbitrary code to run when a maliciously modified file is opened.
Documents that you have created belong fully to you. If you cancel your subscription or it expires, you can still access and download all your files by signing in to OneDrive directly using the Microsoft account you used to set up Office You do lose the additional storage that comes with your subscription, so you must save your files elsewhere or buy more OneDrive storage if your OneDrive account exceeds the free storage quota.
When would my subscription start? If you purchase an auto-renew subscription, your subscription starts when you complete your purchase. You can purchase auto-renew subscriptions from Office If you purchase a pre-paid subscription, your subscription starts when you activate your subscription and land on your My Account page.
You can purchase pre-paid subscriptions from a retailer or reseller, or a Microsoft support agent. How do I share Office with the rest of my household? If you have an active Office Home subscription, you can share it with up to four members of your household. To add someone to your subscription, visit www.
Each person you add will receive an email with the steps they need to follow. Once they have accepted and completed the steps, their information, including the installs they are using, will appear on your My Account page. You can stop sharing your subscription with someone or remove a device they are using at www. When you use cloud-based services, your IT infrastructure resides off your property off-premises , and is maintained by a third party hosted , instead of residing on a server at your home or business on-premises that you maintain.
So let's say you're still weighing a move to Office but can't imagine paying full or even upgrade price when there free, worthy alternatives such as Google Docs, Lotus Symphony, OpenOffice. What to do if you don't want to wait until next year, when Microsoft launches Office 14 and will, as Microsoft confirmed last week, offer at least one version of Office 14 via the Web for free?
Tight times, equal measures There are two established ways to buy Microsoft Office on the cheap. One is the reseller version. Aimed at PC makers and do-it-yourselfers, this edition is entirely legal for consumers to buy. Full retail versions let you install the software on two PCs, except for Home and Student versions, which allows three. And if you have to replace a defective motherboard, it's likely Microsoft will count that as a new PC and disable the software. The second way is to buy an academic version of Office.
As with the reseller version, users are restricted to installing the software on one PC each. And buyers are technically required to be a student, teacher or a parent buying on behalf of a student. Academic versions can net even more savings than buying a reseller version. Many of the resellers don't require you to present a copy of a current student ID.
While the practice may seem widespread, technically, it isn't permitted under Microsoft's rules. A Microsoft spokeswoman said this is the second academic year Microsoft has offered the Ultimate Steal.
In theory, only current students are eligible. But the criteria -- presenting an. It's nice to be appreciated There are two other ways to get Office legally for even less, provided you qualify. This is the full Standard edition of Office, except that users can install it on as many as three PCs.
Advertisement When is Office available, and how much will it cost? Office is on sale now, but only for commercial-level customers. As always, Microsoft will make 32 and bit versions of Office available.
As Microsoft notes: For example, at the time macOS Advertisement Image: To do so, Word will be getting the aptly named Focus mode, which darkens the screen and reduces the displayed UI elements. Mac users will also now have customizable ribbons aka drop-down menus in their version of the Word interface. Advertisement Also, PC users will now have travel and delivery cards, while Mac users get new email templates; a Send Later function for scheduling delivery times; and read receipts.
Both platforms also get Office Group integration. PowerPoint Image: Microsoft Advertisement The changes for PowerPoint are all about enhanced media and visual element support in presentations.
OneNote OneNote is arguably the biggest change included in Office This is technically a new OneNote release entirely, one that can replace OneNote though OneNote remains available and will be supported by Microsoft through This new version, dubbed OneNote for Windows 10, includes Ink-to-Text support, meaning your handwritten words will be turned into typed text, plus better syncing between connected devices.
Microsoft Advertisement Finally, Excel gets a host of new functions—like new formulas and chart options, and support for 2D maps and timelines—to better present and organize your data. Better pencil support and other tweaks Image: Microsoft Advertisement In addition to these program-specific updates, there are also changes that apply to all Office software.
Office also comes with some behind-the-scenes changes such as monthly security updates and a reduction to network bandwidth use. Will Office replace Office ? In a post announcing the software release , Microsoft makes sure to point out that Office is a standalone package of its software geared primarily towards private users and businesses who do not have the necessary internet access required to use the cloud-based Office Because of this, many of the features present in the Office versions of these apps are not included in their Office counterparts, especially cloud-based and collaborative features.
Advertisement Furthermore, Microsoft makes it clear that while Office will be receiving regular security fixes, it will not be getting expanded feature updates, while Office users can still look forward to new and updated features through regular monthly updates just as they always have.