Security Update for Office 2016 for Mac

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Visit Microsoft Support’s website to get the details of the security update for Office 2016 for Mac: January 12, 2016. This update addresses multiple security vulnerabilities, fixes bugs, and adds select new features across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote and Outlook. New features include:

  • Viewing Outlook  in full-screen mode to view multiple messages or invitations side by side
  • Saving Word PDFs to flash drives
  • New Excel and PowerPoint selection panes to keep track of worksheet objects and slideshow objects, and rearrange their placement and order
  • Adding shapes to OneNote notebook pages

The free update is available from Microsoft AutoUpdate within Office 2016 for Mac or the Microsoft Download Center, and requires OS X Yosemite 10.10 or later and a valid Office 365 subscription.

Comparing Office for Mac 2016 with Office 2013 and 2016 for Windows

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Office for Mac 2016 users can check out the links below to see how Office for Mac applications compare to Office 2013 and 2016 for Windows.

Excel for Mac 2016 and Excel 2013 and 2016 for Windows

Word for Mac 2016 with Word 2013 and 2016 for Windows

PowerPoint for Mac 2016 with PowerPoint 2013 and 2016 for Windows

 

OneNote Class Notebook

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Earlier this summer, we told you about Microsoft Office 365’s Class Dashboard. Are you using the Class Dashboard or OneNote Class Notebooks?

OneNote Class Notebooks have some exciting features. Every student has his or her own personal workspace. Students have the option to use these workspaces as their own private notebooks to work on assignments. Instructors can then to go in to review and provide feedback on these assignments. Instructors also have access to their content library to add information and assignments that are then shared with the entire class. There is also collaboration space for lessons and creative activities where instructors and students can work together.

Learn more about what Microsoft is doing to improve classroom collaboration and catch up on the latest OneNote Class Notebook updates.

How to Connect Office 2016 to Your Dropbox Account

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Microsoft Office is designed to work seamlessly with OneDrive. Files are automatically saved to OneDrive if you’re signed into Office with your Microsoft account. New Office subscribers may have documents saved in other cloud services, and Office can also connect to other online storage services such as Dropbox. Laptopmag.com has outlined the steps to integrate Dropbox with Office 2016.

OS X Update 10.11.1 Fixes Office 2016 for Mac Crashes

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Attention Mac users! Apple has released OS X 10.11.1, the first update for its El Capitan operating system. This update includes a fix for the reported crash problems that have plagued Microsoft Office 2016 for Mac users. Apple’s accompanying update notes stated that this update, “Improves compatibility with Microsoft Office 2016.”

Learn more and visit Apple’s site for additional OS X 10.11.1 update information.

10 Ways Office 2016 Can Improve Productivity

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Microsoft Office 2016 was designed to improve productivity. TechRepublic recently outlined ten interesting and productivity-enhancing new features in Office 2016.

  1. Real-time co-authoring
  2. OneNote notebook sharing
  3. Simplified document sharing
  4. Smart attachments
  5. Clutter for Outlook
  6. Better version history
  7. New chart types in Excel
  8. Power BI
  9. Delve
  10. Purchase choices

Click here to read the full article and learn more.