This new version of Word is thoughtfully designed for your Mac. Use this guide to learn the basics.
Begin with a Blank Document to get right to work. Or save yourself a bunch of time by selecting and then customizing a template that resembles what you need. To return to these options at any time, click File > New from Template.
Find recent files
Whether you only work with files stored on your Mac’s hard drive or you roam across various cloud services, clicking File > Open Recent takes you to your recently used documents and any files that you may have pinned to your list.
Need to work on the go and across different devices? Sign in to easily access your recently used files anywhere, on any device, through seamless integration between Office 2016 for Mac, OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, and SharePoint.
Set your preferences
Discover contextual tools
You can make contextual ribbon commands available by selecting relevant objects in your document. For example, clicking within a table displays the Table Design and Layout tabs, and clicking any inserted picture displays the Picture Format tab.
Review and track changes
Whether you just want to check spelling, keep your word count in check, or fully collaborate with other people, the Review tab unveils essential commands to track, discuss, and manage all of the changes made to your documents.
Format documents with style
On the Home tab, click the Styles Pane button to visually create, apply, and review formatting styles in your current document. You can filter which styles to show, and you can turn on and off the optional style and formatting guides.
Share your work with others
Click the Share this document button in the top right corner to invite others to edit your current document, to copy a link to the file’s cloud location, or to send a copy as a file attachment from your preferred email service.
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Get other Quick Start Guides
Word is just one of the newly designed apps in the new Office 2016 for Mac. Visit http:// aka.ms/office-mac-guides to download our free Quick Start Guides for the new Mac versions of Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and OneNote.
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