Three New Features In Word We Think You’ll Love


Word 2016 continues to add some great new functionality to make our writing lives easier. Whether you’re working solo or in a group, it has something to offer us all. Here are some of the key new features we think you will use in 2016.


Work faster with Tell Me

Tell Me spells the end of fumbling around menus to find features or shortcuts. In short, if you can’t remember how to do something, look for the light bulb. Type in whatever it is you want to do and you’ll get suggestions for the feature or action you need. Tell Me also gives you quick access to the Smart Look Up tool, which we’ll cover a little later. We think this one’s a keeper and sure to be a big hit.




Work together seamlessly using OneDrive

Need to collaborate on a document with other people? Now, Word let’s you collaborate in real time. There are just two things you will need to do:

  1. Store the document online in OneDrive
  2. Share it with colleagues using Word Online or Word 2016


Then you will be able to see each other’s changes and notes as they happen. Learn more about this great feature.


Research and fact check from your document

When we are working towards a tight deadline any distraction can ruin your flow, including having to open a browser window. Next thing you know it’s an hour later and you’ve gotten nowhere. That’s why the Smart Lookup feature is so appealing.




Powered by Bing, Smart Lookup brings the info you need directly into Word 2016. Using it is easy – select a word or phrase, right-click and select Smart Lookup. The Insights pane opens and presents a range of options. These include definitions, Wiki articles, and related searches from around the web. It’s slick and keeps your focus on the work at hand, a truly useful feature.


Find out more about Word 2016’s new features.


Available to Office 365 subscribers

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