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  • How to get your hands on Office 2016?
    Time: Nov. 25, 2019

    Office 2016 ships with Windows, and the software is an important update of previous versions of Microsoft Productivity Suite. If you want to use the new applications, they are now available. However, you must first know how to acquire them.


    The days when you had a CD box in the store are gone: subscriptions are now the norm, but not the only way to buy them. For this reason, you have several options to buy Office 2016. If you do not know which one to choose, you will be forgiven. Microsoft does not facilitate the distinction between its decisions.


    1. Free Applications for Office.com and Office Mobile

    Office.com offers free, but slightly limited, versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and other online tools. Since approximately 2010, the site has been largely ignored, eclipsed by the desktop versions of Office. All you need to use it is a free Microsoft account that you can get here.


    Office.com allows you to edit and create new documents, spreadsheets and slide shows. It uses many features that you would get with Office on the desktop. In many ways, it looks like Google Docs, which is also available exclusively online and for free with a Google account.


    With restrictions come some restrictions. First, online tools lack advanced features that you get with full versions, such as tracking changes in Word, advanced chart types in Excel, and many slide transitions in PowerPoint.


    2. Office 2016 - One-time purchase

    The last option is to buy a single copy of Office 2016 directly.


    Later, when Microsoft Office adds additional features, they will not be included in the version you received with a single purchase. You will only receive stability and security updates to ensure that your software continues to function properly. If a new version of Office is available, you must pay for the update.


    Overall, if you haven't used Office for a long time and don't want to spend money, start with Office.com. Get an idea of ​​the tools available and see if they meet your needs.


    If you need additional features, consider Office 2016 as a single purchase. Although it costs you more in advance, it can be cheaper in the long run.