First look: Office for the Mac closes the gap After a five-year hiatus, Microsoft finally brings a worthwhile Office to the Mac Columnist, InfoWorld For many years, Office for Mac has played second fiddle to its Windows cousin. Surprisingly, the feature set of Office for Mac is nearly on par with that of the Windows version, with the gaps lying mainly in Excel and PowerPoint. This preview edition includes new beta versions of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, as well as the previously released beta versions of OneNote and Outlook for Mac. If you already have Office installed, the new Office will run side by side on the same Mac with no interference. Check out InfoWorld's comparisons of office apps for the iPad and office apps for Android devices. Editing in the cloud? Check out our comparison of cloud office suites. Keep up on key mobile developments and insights with the Mobile Computing newsletter. In this beta incarnation, Word alone is bigger than the entire Office for Mac suite.
UK Group Editor, Computerworld Where once the idea of installing Microsoft software on a Mac would have been unthinkable, now as both companies have adopted a more open stance, and compatibility issues have been ironed out, Office and Office are both viable productivity software option for Mac users. The latest version of Office software available for the Mac is 'Office for Mac ', which was first launched as part of Office in July under the cloud-based subscription model, and then as a standalone product in September. At the enterprise level, Microsoft has made it simple for Mac users within an organisation to install Office for Mac themselves by providing the installer package file.
Windows[ edit ] New features in the Windows release include the ability to create, open, edit, and save files in the cloud straight from the desktop, a new search tool for commands available in WordPowerPointExcelOutlook office 2016 home mac, AccessVisio and Project named "Tell Me", more "Send As" options in Word and PowerPoint, and co-authoring in real time with users connected to Office Online. Microsoft Office cannot coexist with Microsoft Office apps if both editions use Click-To-Run installer, but it can coexist with earlier versions of Microsoft Office, such as, and since they use Windows Installer MSI technology. Mac[ edit ] New features in office 2016 home mac Mac release include office 2016 home mac updated user interface that uses ribbonsfull support for Retina Displayand new sharing features for Office documents. In PowerPoint, there are theme variants, which provide different color schemes for a theme.