Office Professional 2016

Work smarter with Office. Best for those who want Office with Outlook, Publisher, and Access on one PC.

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Compatible with Windows 7 or later

Work like a pro

Get the tools you need—Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access—to create, present, communicate, and publish like the professional you are.

Extend your Office

Use Office Online to view, edit, and work together with others in real time on the files you store online. Access from any Internet-connected device running supported browsers.

Share files simply

Store your files online, so you can get to them when you’re on the go and you can quickly invite others to review or edit them.

Office Professional 2016 includes:

Office suite

  • Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, OneNote 2016, Outlook 2016, Publisher 2016, and Access 2016.
  • Capture your ideas however you work best, using keyboard, pen, or touchscreen.
  • Be a power Office user—the easy way. Type what you want help with in the new Tell Me box on the ribbon and it will tell you how to do it.
  • New themes let you choose the Office experience that’s right for you. Dark and Dark Gray themes provide high contrast that’s easier on the eyes, and the Colorful theme gives you a modern look that’s consistent across your devices.
  • Enhance your reading experience with Insights, powered by Bing, which shows you relevant information from the web when you’re reading an Office file.
  • Let one of the templates from the Start screen do most of the setup and design, so you can focus on your ideas and data
  • Keep track of comments in Word documents and mark them as done with the new reply button.
  • Pull content from PDFs straight into Word. Open PDFs and edit paragraphs, lists, and tables just as you do in familiar Word documents.
  • Save time formatting information in Excel so you can draw insights from your data faster. New tools recognize your pattern and auto-complete data.
  • New modern charts and graphs in Excel give you more ways to explore and tell compelling stories with your business data. Excel recommends charts best suited for your data, and gives you a preview how your data will look.
  • In Excel, you can now create basic forecasts on your data series with one click to visualize future trends.
  • Share your PowerPoint presentation over the web by sending a link to it or using the free Office Presentation Service to deliver it, so your audience can join you from anywhere.
  • Embed Excel spreadsheets, diagrams, audio clips, videos, and almost any other kind of file in your OneNote notebooks. Your notes are saved, searchable, and synced to OneNote apps on your other devices, so you can use or share them from anywhere.
  • Respond faster with inline replies—replies positioned right within the body of the original message—in Outlook. Just type your response in the Reading Pane.
  • Save time with the online photo printing options in Publisher.
  • List and summarize data from a related table or query fast in Access. Simply click an item to open a detailed view of that item.

Frequently asked questions

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With Office 365 subscription plans you get the installed Office applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, and Access (Publisher and Access are available on PC only). You can install Office 365 across multiple devices, including PCs, Macs, Android tablets, Android phones, iPad, and iPhone. In addition, with Office 365 you get services like online storage with OneDrive and Skype minutes for home use. When you have an active Office 365 subscription, you always have the most up-to-date version of the Office applications. Learn more about Office 365.

Office as a one-time purchase includes applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for use on a single PC or Mac. The applications are not automatically updated; to get the latest version, you must purchase Office again when the new version becomes available. Current Office application versions available for one-time purchase are Office 2016 for Windows and Mac. Previous versions include Office 2013, Office 2011 for Mac, Office 2010, Office 2007, Office 2008 for Mac, and Office 2004 for Mac. Office 2010 and Office 2007 are compatible with Windows 8.1 and earlier. Office as a one-time purchase does not include any of the services included in Office 365. Learn more about the difference between Office 365 and Office 2016.

Office supports PCs running Windows 7 or higher and Macs running Mac OS X 10.10 for Office 2016 for Mac. For more information, including requirements for Apple® and Android™ tablets, view full system requirements.

Availability of mobile apps varies by country. Find out what's available in your country.

Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 365, or Office 2016 users can open documents created without any additional action. Customers using earlier versions of Office may need to download and install a compatibility pack.

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