Create a professional look with Word 2007

Are you using Word 2007? Now you can create and edit documents more easily from anywhere, on any device, with Word 2016.

With an Office 365 subscription, you can install the all-new Word 2016 along with the other Office apps—including PowerPoint, Excel, and OneNote—on multiple PCs, Macs, and other devices. You get 1 TB of OneDrive cloud storage per user, 24/7 tech support, and more.

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Office 2007 will be retired in 2017

Updates are required to stay supported. Find out more and join the conversation around Office Retirement.


Microsoft Word—the world’s most popular word processing program


Release and support

Word 2007 was released in January 2007, and extended support ends October 2017. You can find more release and support information in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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Find the help you need

Visit the Office support site for book excerpts, tutorials, and help topics on Word. You can also join the Office community to ask a question or start a discussion.

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Stay in the know

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Word 2007 features and highlights

Modern file format

  • An XML-based file format makes Word 2007 document files smaller, more robust, and more integrated with information systems and external data sources than before.
  • The new format also supports new features like SmartArt Graphics.

New user interface

  • Office 2007 introduced the Office Fluent user interface, with the ribbon replacing familiar menus and toolbars. The ribbon contains commands, styles, and resources arranged on tabs.
  • The Quick Access toolbar provides access to frequently used commands in Word 2007, no matter which tab of the ribbon is active.
  • The Office Button in the upper-left corner replaced the old File menu and contains basic file management commands.

Improved document features

  • Building blocks let you add preformatted content to documents for a more polished look.
  • SmartArt makes it easier to create colorful diagrams and lists to graphically present information in your documents.
  • The Document inspector lets you check a document for hidden metadata, personal information, or other content that may be stored in the document.
  • An improved spelling checker is more consistent across all Office 2007 programs.
  • Bibliography and citations features make it easier than before to insert citations, bibliographies, lists of works cited, or a legal table of authorities.

What’s new in Word 2016 + Office 365

Word 2016 has all the professional document features you know and love, plus enhancements and new features available only in Office 365.

Collaborate with ease

With 1 TB of OneDrive storage, you can store, share, and co-author your Word documents with colleagues. Work together across multiple devices, and see others’ changes as they make them in real time.

Take Word on the go

Review and edit documents at work, home, or anywhere in between with Office mobile apps. Get a familiar user interface optimized for iOS®, Android™, and Windows mobile devices.

Get insights as you work

The Tell Me feature in Word 2016 makes it easier to find commands and features in Word. The new Insights feature makes web research a snap—find definitions, online articles, and more, without leaving Word.

Stay up to date

With an active Office 365 subscription, you’ll always have the latest Office apps, features, and services. Get the installed applications you know and trust—including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

Compare Word 2007 and Office 365

Comparison of features of Word 2007 and Office 365
Word features

Word 2016 *Included with Office 365 feature details, and more

Word 2007 feature details, and more

Real-time co-authoring

Collaborate with others on documents, and see their changes as they make them.

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Easier reading

Use Read mode for a comfortable reading experience on screens of all sizes.

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PDF Reflow

Open PDF documents in Word and edit paragraphs and tables as if you created it in Word.

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Mobile productivity on any device

Try the Word mobile app and get more done on the go. Create, edit, and share your work anywhere, across all your devices.

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Document research

Use Insights to find contextual information from the web without leaving your document.

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Always up to date

Always have the latest Office apps, features, and services.

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Word 2007 resources

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Download and install Office 2007 using an existing product key.

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Word 2007 help topics

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Other versions of Office

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