Open any Office app, such as Word, and create a new document. You may need to click Enable Updates first if you don't see the Update Now option right away. Close the "You're up to date! Exit all Office apps. Click on the icon and make sure you're signed into the Microsoft account associated with your Office license. Click Get Updates. If you get a "You're good to go" message after clicking Get Updates, you don't have any new updates to install.
Not working? Try this: Make sure your PC is connected to the Internet. If Update Options is missing and there's only the About button, you either have a volume license install or your company is using Group Policy to manage Office updates. Try Microsoft Update or contact your company help desk.
To download an update manually, see Office Updates. If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite: Find and select your version of Microsoft Office on your computer. In the bar above, click Change. If this does not work, retry the steps, but choose Online Repair instead. If you are still unable to open any apps, uninstall and reinstall Office. Office 1. Open any Office application, such as Word and create a new document.
Under Product Information, choose Update Options. Watch these steps in a video. Click Enable Updates if the option is available.
Choose Update Now to manually check for and install Office updates. If Update Options is missing under Product Information, and the About button is the only option available, you either have a volume license or your company is using Group Policy to manage Office updates.
Try Microsoft Update to get the latest updates or contact your company help desk. If you would like to update Office but can't open any of your Office apps, try repairing your Office suite.
Office Open any Office application, such as Word and create a document. Choose Install Updates or Check for Updates. If neither option is available, follow the additional steps provided in the pop-up window that appeared after you chose Check for Updates.
If the Update option is missing or you're unable to update, try Microsoft Update to install your Office updates through Windows. Office Thank you for using Office If you are looking for updates, Support has ended for Office To use the newest features and get the most up-to-date security updates, we recommend you get the latest version of Office.
Word Online: Free web app version of Microsoft Word. Excel Online: Free web app version of Microsoft Excel. PowerPoint Online: Free web app version of Microsoft PowerPoint. OneNote Online: Free web app version of Microsoft OneNote. Free webmail with a user interface similar to Microsoft Outlook and Mail on Windows On June 9, , Microsoft announced it would shut down Docs. A file hosting service that allows users to sync files and later access them from a web browser or mobile device.
Office Sway: A presentation web app released in October It also has a native app for iOS and Windows Allows Office users to search and manage their emails, meetings, contacts, social networks and documents stored on OneDrive or Sites in Office Outlook on the web: Similar to Outlook.
Microsoft Planner: A planning application available on the Microsoft Office platform. Microsoft Stream: A corporate video sharing service for enterprise users with an Office Academic or Enterprise license. Microsoft Bookings: An appointment booking application on the Microsoft Office platform.
Main article: Additionally, the Windows Phone version also allows users to save files locally on the device. According to Microsoft, Office Mobile for iPhone and Android are "very similar" to each other, whereas the Windows Phone version provides a "richer, more integrated experience".
Support for markets and 33 languages was added gradually over several weeks. This is most apparent in Microsoft Office XP and , where the standard menus were replaced with a colored, flat-looking, shadowed menu style. The user interface of a particular version of Microsoft Office often heavily influences a subsequent version of Microsoft Windows. For example, the toolbar , colored buttons and the gray-colored 3D look of Office 4.
In , Office replicated the flat, box-like design of Windows 8. Users of Microsoft Office may access external data via connection-specifications saved in Office Data Connection. Office had non-cumulative service releases , which were discontinued after Office Service Release 1.
Past versions of Office often contained Easter eggs. For example, Excel 97 contained a reasonably functional flight-simulator. Office XP and later do not have any Easter eggs, in compliance with Trustworthy Computing guidelines. Microsoft has granted patent rights to the formats technology under the Open Specification Promise  and has made available free downloadable converters for previous versions of Microsoft Office including Office , Office XP, Office  and Office for Mac OS X.
Microsoft provides the ability to remove metadata from Office documents. This was in response to highly publicized incidents where sensitive data about a document was leaked via its metadata. Extensibility[ edit ] A major feature of the Office suite is the ability for users and third party companies to write add-ins plug-ins that extend the capabilities of an application by adding custom commands and specialized features.
One of the new features is the Office Store. The recipient will either have the option to download the app from the Office Store for free, start a free trial or be directed to payment.
The apps that employees have personally downloaded will appear under My Apps. User can use apps to amplify the functionality of a document, email message, meeting request, or appointment. Apps can run in multiple environments and by multiple clients, including rich Office desktop clients, Office Web Apps, mobile browsers, and also on-premises and in the cloud.
Office 97 onwards standard Windows DLLs i.