Publisher 2016—get it now with an Office 365 subscription.

The corner of a PC monitor displaying a new publication in Microsoft Publisher 2016The corner of a PC monitor displaying a new publication in Microsoft Publisher 2016
Publisher publication with picture tools showing on the ribbon.

Simple tools make it easy to grab attention with photos

Swap pictures

Import all your pictures to a single canvas in Publisher, and swap them in and out of your design with a simple drag and drop. Experiment to find the right image, without wasting time.


Use professional-looking effects for text, shapes, and pictures, including softer shadows, reflections, and OpenType features such as ligatures and style alternatives that are familiar to use because they work like the effects in other Office applications that support them.

Online pictures

Use Publisher to search your online albums on Facebook, Flickr, and other services and add pictures directly to the document, without having to save them first to your desktop, laptop, or tablet. Tooltip about Internet requirements for using online tools with Publisher

Picture background

Use your photos as high resolution page backgrounds, and make your publications look professional and polished.

A PC showing a Publisher publication open with the mailing options on the ribbon.

Personalize your publications using familiar tools

Mail merge

Include photos and links in the familiar mail merge tools, and boost the personalization of your newsletters, cards, and emails.

Mailings tab

All your personalization needs are in one place—the ribbon.

A laptop showing the Share screen in Microsoft Publisher 2016.

Publish in the way that suits your audience best

Simplified sharing

Your documents are saved to the cloud by default. You can share and collaborate just by sending a link. Tooltip about requirements for sharing in Publisher

Photo printing

It’s now even easier to print your great-looking publications or photo albums at any print shop with the ability to save all of your pages to a common picture format, such as JPG.


Share a page as an email or send the entire publication in the email message (as HTML)—all the pages will be combined to one message for you.

Microsoft Publisher 2016 is the latest version of Publisher. Previous versions include Publisher 2013, Publisher 2010, Publisher 2007, and Publisher 2003. Publisher 2016 is compatible with Windows 10, Windows 8.1, and Windows 7.