Office 2016 – what’s new?

Over Easter, the new version of Office has been put onto all the school desktop computers, so you might notice that things look a bit different. Panic not, however, as the biggest difference is exactly that – it looks a bit different. The functionality is essentially the same, and although there are some rather nifty collaborative features built into this version, the day-to-day use should be very familiar.

If you use a school laptop, you’ll need to upgrade to the new version using Self Service, and this post will show you how.

Office screenshots
Word, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and Excel

So, Word, Excel and PowerPoint are all essentially the same as they were previously. The Ribbon at the top has been redesigned so that it groups tasks in a more logical way. You can also access most of the tools using the menus at the very top of the screen too.

A new addition to the Office suite on the Mac is OneNote – this is a freeform note-taking tool. It is similar to Evernote, which some people may be familiar with. It allows you to make notes, add audio recordings and supports a broad range of media types – so you can add in pictures, files and videos.

If you have any questions about any of the Office programs, please email eSupport or come up and see us for some help.

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