New Office 2016 quick start guides help veterans and newcomers learn Office

Office 2016 provides a variety of useful tools and has a slightly different layout compared to its previous iterations. Now both newcomers to Office and veterans can get a little help from Microsoft in the form of Office 2016 Quick Start Guides. They are both free and available for all forms of Office 2016 including Office 2016 for PCs, Office Mobile, and Office 2016 for Mac.

The guides are in PDF form though Sway versions are on the way. For Office 2016 and Office 2016 for Mac there are guides for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, and Outlook. There are Office 2016 Mobile guides for all of those except for Outlook.

Office has grown quite a bit over the years. For example, when I was in school Office’s core included Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint but OneNote was not around. Another example is Office Mobile’s arrival on tablets and Windows 10 Mobile devices (currently in preview). No one has that much experience with these so quick start guides can lay a solid foundation.

You can follow the links in this article for the specific guides or check out the Office Blog post that has links to all of them. We also have a full hands on review with Office 2016 to help you decide if it’s worth upgrading.

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