Presentation counts. Wow your classmates—and your teachers. Use Word, Excel or the new wide-screen
PowerPoint templates to turn your ideas into cool, convincing presentations.
Take great notes
Write, type, click, or swipe notes into OneNote notebooks. Easily organize your notes and find just
what you need fast. Share notebooks to simplify group projects.
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 Home & Student 2016 includes:
The latest Office applications
Word 2016, Excel 2016, PowerPoint 2016, and OneNote 2016.
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.
Do more with
Word docs: open a PDF and edit it, pop in an online video and watch it without leaving the doc, and
use Read Mode for distraction-free viewing on any screen.
Excel templates do most of the setup and design for you, so you can focus on your information. For greater
insight, convert your info into a chart or table—in just two steps.
Create compelling presentations with the new alignment, color-matching, and other design tools
PowerPoint and easily share them on the web.
Draw, handwrite, type, click, or swipe your
notes in OneNote. Your multi-media notes are saved, searchable, and synced to OneNote apps on your other
Frequently asked questions
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What's the difference between Office 2016 suites and Office 365 plans?
With Office 365 subscription plans you get the fully 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, Skype minutes for home use, and advanced Outlook.com security. 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 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.
How do I know if my computer can run Office?
The current version of Office supports PCs running Windows 7 or later and Macs running Mac OS X 10.10 or later for Office 2016 for Mac. For more information, including requirements for iPad® and Android™ tablets, view full system requirements.
Can people with an earlier version of Office open documents I created with Office Home & Student 2016?
Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 2013, Office 365, or Office 2016 users can open documents
created without any additional action.