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Microsoft Office 2016 Reviews16.16.26

17 September 2020

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Albabe
20 December 2019
Version: 16.16.17

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Be wary of Updating Word. I've done it 3 times. The MS Updater says Word is updated but it keeps wanting to update it again with the exact same patch. And MU has been a real pain lately. Every time I wanna Comment I have to sign-in.
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britinokinawa
15 July 2020
Version: 16.16.24
Free???? Yeah???
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5
sonimurib05
03 July 2020
Version: 16.16.23
good
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bmerkovitsster
08 June 2020
Version: 16.16.22
PLEASE NO MORE EMAIL MY MAIL BOX IS FULL OF TRASH
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David-Kallman
01 June 2020
Version: 16.16.20
Excel came for free as part while downloading a new operating system. OK, if they're doing this, I'll go along. I figured out there had to be a "but." but I couldn't see it. Then I downloaded the "free" excel and ran it, I discovered the but. The free excel could not save files. Fortunately, I hadn't spent any time creating a file.
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gregrader7676
18 May 2020
Version: 16.16.20
ok
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lokeshgupta91
29 April 2020
Version: 16.16.20
I have installed the application but Office Excel is working perfactly but Word / Power point are not working because required activation of office. please help me to rectiy the issue without any cost.
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lokeshgupta91
29 April 2020
Version: 16.16.20
I have installed the application but Office Excel is working perfactly but Word / Power point are not working because required activation of office. please help me to rectiy the issue without any cost.
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theovyzas
19 March 2020
Version: 16.16.20
Everything fine as I already had the licence.
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dsptom95
08 March 2020
Version: 16.16.19
How does one go about purchasing the license from this site? I've downloaded the installer but can't figure out exactly how/who I'm supposed to pay the $69.99 to.
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lboyette71
09 February 2020
Version: 16.16.18
Mcr.... I cannot thank you enough for the links to download Microsoft Office Suite. You saved my soul. I recently update my wife's Mac and it removed her 2011 Microsoft office suite which lost all her saved files. I was fortunate enough to not get out on the couch. She was able to find her files but I was still stuck on trying to update her Suite or get it back. Anyway I found your post and it worked. Thank you!!! P.S. Where can I get Publisher the same way my friend.
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Albabe
20 December 2019
Version: 16.16.17
Be wary of Updating Word. I've done it 3 times. The MS Updater says Word is updated but it keeps wanting to update it again with the exact same patch. And MU has been a real pain lately. Every time I wanna Comment I have to sign-in.
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Ari-Tj
09 December 2019
Version: 16.16.13
Latest version is 16.16.19111100.
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timbot99
18 November 2019
Version: 16.16.13
With Microsoft Office 2016 Mac OS it is impossible to create bookmarks and hyperlinks. I am not a fool, as I have done this many times with previous generations of Word on earlier computers. (I will have to crank up an old computer to do this job). To be precise, the hyperlink box won't accept the hyperlink address when I click "This Document". The OK box disappears. On a separate issue, I am having trouble copying and pasting into earlier versions of Word. It won't accept mathematical formulae. Version 16 I have found to be a heap of trouble.
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0.5
sharon-33
21 June 2019
Version: 16.16.11
Outlook for Mac update 16.16.11 is awful..... since it;s updated nothing works properly - thinngs keep changing - font's and spacing and it's also changed all my headed paper templates, where have page breaks gone, excel spreadsheets are more unstable than ever and more - how could they do this.... am thinking about just changing to mac software instead of Word.
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christianenoza
06 March 2019
Version: 16.22
i would like to ask anyone encountered hang up while using powerpoint 2016 please help me with this. thank you very much.
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Aargl
12 January 2019
Version: 16.16.5
One of the things that decided me to update my OS from 10.9 to 10.11 was Office 2016...
Well, I can't say it's not working great, globally, but I'm pretty much disappointed because of the disappearance of a few things that I find important in former versions such as:
- no more custom toolbars — I had one for Excel and two for Word...
- Word: no more blue background
- Excel: graphical bug for complex graphs with lots of non-adjacent cells — it's obviously designed for adjacent cells and doesn't accept too many arguments...
- Outlook: can't move profiles to a different drive using a symlink as before (I found some tutorial to achieve that by modifying the app but it didn't work for me)
- Powerpoint: I haven't worked with PP 2016 yet but I expect some disappointment too as I still had to go to PP 2004 in some cases (PP 2011 doesn't accept too many slides!)
So, one might argue that it's just a question of "learning curve", but tell me why I should spend so much time learning how to do what I was easily doing before, and why I should accept the loss of my preferred features when, in the end, it doesn't run faster than Office 2011 and I even had crashes...
Luckily, and to my surprise, Office 2011 still works great on El Capitan! :-)
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Jbucholtz
05 January 2019
Version: 16.16.5
Today's listing above shows Office 2016 being updated to version 16.16.5. (18120901) My installed copy shows version 16.20 (181208) and no updates available or needed.
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johnstarkssucks
31 October 2018
Version: 16.16.3
everyone,

I noticed some of you have 15.37 version of office 2016 for Mac. I have a file that runs specifically on 15.37. I have 15.41 but this version has a bug and macro doesn't run on it. Does any of you know how to get 15.37 or even better, if anyone has a dmg file to share?

Appreciate your help in advance!
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Mcr
17 October 2018
Version: 16.16.3
MU Editors: Thank you for splitting out 2016 and 2019 onto separate pages. One thing still needs to be fixed however, as of today (Oct 17, 2018) I received a MU update email because I am signed up to receive notices about Office 2016. The email advised me that update 16.18.0 Build (18101400) was available for Office 2016; I repeat the email says an update for '2016'. This is incorrect. Update 16.18 is an update for Office 2019 not 2016. Anyone who applies this update to a retail/volume copy of 2016 will get updated and their license converted to 365 subscription, in other words they will be prompted to start paying subscription, when before they had one time purchase license. Now that the two product lines are separated and tracked separately, what needs to happen is that users who previously signed up for notices about 2016, need to separately sign up for notices on 2019 (IF, and only if they are interested in 2019). Notices should not be sent to the 2016 group unless it is an actual update SPECIFICALLY FOR 2016. which as of today is stuck on 16.16.18101500. Any future updates to 2016 will never exceed version number 16.18. 16.18 and beyond is exclusively for 2019 and 365 and even those will eventual split as well, when ever support for 2019 retail ends (2023?). BOTTOM LINE TO USERS: IF YOU PURCHASED A COPY OF OFFICE 2016, EITHER ONE TIME PURCHASE (RETAIL) OR VOLUME, DO NOT INSTALL ANY UPDATES OF VERSION 16.18.X OR HIGHER, YOUR LICENSE WILL GET CONVERTED. If you have 365 or a retail copy of 2019, go over to the 2019/365 MU page at https://www.macupdate.com/app/mac/60908/microsoft-office-365-2019 to get latest updates, and if you want to be notified, sign up to receive notices for that product line.
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higherterrain-com
17 October 2018
Version: 16.18.0 Build (18101400)
When I updated Office yesterday the version number was and still is 181015, not 181014
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johnny-decrawhezgmail-com6558
05 October 2018
Version: 16.16.2 (Build 18091001)
for months now, I can not use Outlook for my mails. Many times have I asked help from Microsoft, (France or Belgium) but NEVER had any answer !!
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delga_tommie
29 September 2018
Version: 16.17.0
Excellent software!
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Mcr
27 September 2018
Version: 16.17.0
MU Editors: You can help clarify much of the confusion regarding 365 vs retail/On the Premises versions of Office. This current MU page is a mash up of both and just confusing the heck out of a lot of people. Here is a link to MS that clarifies much of the situation.
https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/4133312/office-2019-commercial-for-windows-and-mac-frequently-asked-questions

For starters, this current page needs to be renamed "Office 2019 365". This page needs to be more obvious in warning users who do not have 365 to AVOID downloading any of the updates from links on this page.

Second, you may consider a separate MU page for what Microsoft is now calling the 'on the premises' version, or aka what we normally call 'retail/boxed' version, which as of today will now also be available as a 2019.

Lastly for those people who are not upgrading (365 OR on the premises), and remain on Office 2016, you probably want to maintain a 2016 page with the most recent updates, which probably will remain at version 16.16.
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kolkataroy
22 September 2018
Version: 14.0.0
nice
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kolkataroy
22 September 2018
Version: 14.0.0
nice
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kolkataroy
22 September 2018
Version: 14.0.0
nice
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Lowrider
18 September 2018
Version: 16.17.0
Regarding Office 16.17. I also couldn't install the update. It indicated I needed to activate it, and when I tried, it indicated I didn't have a license. When I finally reached Tech Support, a Level 2 person, I was told that it was a bug, and would be fixed in 7 to 10 days. The Level 1 person I spoke to a couple days earlier, wasted almost 2 hours of my time and accomplished absolutely nothing.

I do not believe this to be Office 2019, because the templates, ribbons, commands and etc are exactly the same as Office 2016. Office 2019 would, IMO, be an overhaul, and use a different numbering system for the program releases. The releases would start with 19.01 and so on.
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Starman535
17 September 2018
Version: 16.17.0
I don't think this is correct. I have 16.16.2, and the software does not indicate an update is needed.
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MichaelHaeusler
12 September 2018
Version: 16.17.0
Version 16.17.0 seems to be Microsoft Office 2019, not 2016.
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0.5
Eric•Woehler
29 August 2018
Version: 16.16.0
Just installed 16.16 and the Security options have changed. Only one option to send diagnostic = full diagnostic data. Other option has been removed and full option is unchecked. Seems MS was listening to the barrage of complaints or is this to ensure compliance with EU privacy legislation? Either way, a win for users. [Still only worth 0.5 stars]
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johnny-decrawhezgmail-com6558
03 July 2018
Version: 16.14.1
since last auto update, Excel is dead and does not respond or open !!!!
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casey-9
14 June 2018
Version: 16.14.0
Just updated to PPTX 16.14.1 today and something very odd is happening to lines. They are going from .75 to really fat, ugly lines. Word and character spacing seems off too. Went back and opened recent file w/ PPTX 2011 and everything was fine. Any thoughts?
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Mcr
24 May 2018
Version: 16.13.1
The latest version 16.x releases are SLOWLY getting better (compared to the 15.x releases) in terms of glaring issues. To refresh everyones memory; version 16 of Office Mac was a huge leap because it was the first step in merging the code base with Windows and other Office platforms (iOS, web, Android). It was a necessary step to get all platforms on a common code base (if you are developer you understand why), and in the LONG RUN will mean higher quality, shorter time to market for new features, and faster bug fixing. Short term, inevitable that there are growing pains and speed bumps. For now, Im still staying with version 15.41 (the last v15 release), but continue to keep an eye on each v16 update. When you start to see IT people and biz users feeling comfortable and the amount of complaints dropping with v16, it will be the time then to update. The volume and intensity of complaints from business users has definitely gone down since 16.0 (from my personal experience working in enterprise, and from reading the trade articles and user blogs)
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scott-m29
16 May 2018
Version: 16.13.0
$9.99 looks like a decent price. But not every month..
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3.5
Macmanux
13 April 2018
Version: 16.12.0
I see positives and negatives: First: Excel is still the best spreadsheet out there unless your needs are really basic. For PowerPoint, I think keynote is ahead of the game though it is not cross-platform so when you have to share presentations in mixed environments, it will have to be PowerPoint. Outlook has come a good way though in no way yet is it comparable to Outlook for Windows. It can only play its strenghts if you use it in a company running a Microsoft Exchange server. It otherwise neither supports CalDAV not CardDAV, so with non-Exchange providers, you are limited to using it as a mail client rather than an integrated collaboration client. What I don't like about the overall suite: the slowness - especially when starting up the applications. It's factors slower that Office 2011 - even on a fast SSD. What I do like overall: the permanent feature updates. Rather that releasing major and then often incompatible versions, Microsoft releases new features as soon as they are available - many of which are very useful. So a mixed bag, giving 3.5 stars, willing to increase to 4 if the performance gets better.
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0.5
Eric•Woehler
13 April 2018
Version: 16.12.0
Poor performance following "upgrade" from Office 2011.

My technical dictionaries for my work reports etc were not imported, nor can I add them to Word 2016. There is no option to create a '.dic' file as there was previously.

Excel 2016 prevents my use of the free StatPlus add-on. have followed StatPlus instructions to load add-on but Excel refuses.

Didn't install Outlook or OneNote and don't use PowerPoint.

Word and Excel both bloated 1GB+ apps with all fonts DUPLICATED in each app (255 fonts, 488MB) x2 - essentially 1GB of wasted space. Apple's Font Book has no control over these fonts, so every time I want to select a font, 255 options are shown.

Overall very disappointed with Office 2016 (require it for work purposes). Being VERY polite here!

Overall, 0.5 star for garbage product. Remember Office started on Mac in the mid-1980s (!) and I still have my Word 6 install discs. Office apps have been going downhill ever since.
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0.5
Andy49
23 March 2018
Version: 16.11
PROBLEMS! PROBLEMS! This new update breaks the search feature. No way to search folders. Fix immediately. I'm stuck with this version because the database is not compatible with previous versions - even the last update. STAY AWAY.
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chongo
12 March 2018
Version: 16.10
Microsoft PP works OK on macOS but is far inferior to the keynote application provided by Apple.
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Gérard-Cousin
09 March 2018
Version: 16.10
The last versions crash all the time, I have to revert back to previous 16 versions with Timemachine.
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Rikyman
04 March 2018
Version: 16.10
No one can beat the Microsoft Excel app, it’s a very mature app with years of evolution.
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Rikyman
04 March 2018
Version: 16.10
Microsoft on word and excel are a necessity, and I don’t think there is something better than these.
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GatorGrowl
01 March 2018
Version: 16.10
Improving, but still not integrated with iCloud calendar. I prefer Airmail but my workflow app only works with Apple Mail or Outlook.
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Mcr
23 January 2018
Version: 16.9
Very curious, since the initial release of Office 2016, it has been version 15.xxx all the way up to 15.41 in December 2017, and now suddenly a jump to version 16.9 (not even 16.0 but .9). I noticed immediately after installing 16.9 that it ran MUCH slower than 15.41. SLower to launch, slower even just scrolling through long document, slower search. Did a search for a word I knew existed in the doc, it found 0 matches. Reverted back to 15.37, immediate and obvious speed up back to 'normal', and the search for the word found the match, no problem. This version 16 feels like 'fast track' release, not a stable. Strongly recommend you stay on version 15 until this gets worked out. If you upgrade to 16 and then decide to revert to 15, downgrading is fairly straightforward, but you will get an error after restarting version 15, that the app cache is corrupted. DONT restart 15 (after the delete of 16) by attempting to load a working document, just launch app, because program will try to reload previous open doc and attempt to 'recover' because it thinks it is corrupted. In hindsight, before restarting 15, I should have used Onyx to clear the application cache.

UPDATE: confirmed after doing some googling, this 16.9 was Insider Preview 'slow' release on Jan 8, and then released to 'stable' general release on Jan 18. 10 days between release to the 'slow insider' group to general release is very fast. Definite screw up here by Microsoft. Many of the Online comments by insider reviewers noted the slow down in speed and BLASTED Microsoft for releasing 16.x to the general public just 10 days after release to the insider group, even though insider users had complained about numerous issues since 16.0 (point zero) going back to early December. Apparently a 16.10 came out Jan 22, but apparently still has major issues, particularly 'slowness'.
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msingh783
04 January 2018
Version: 15.41
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pajant
28 December 2017
Version: 15.41
Okay. My Microsoft applications are HUGE, and my Mac mini - with 8 GB memory, does not want to open Excel. Here are the app sizes:
Excel: 1.58 GB
OneNote: 918.31 GB
Outlook: 1.69 GB
Powerpoint: 1.45 GB
Word: 2.02 GB
CRAZY!
Photoshop is 530 MB, Word needs almost 4 times the processing power than PS, really?
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0.5
Albabe
02 December 2017
Version: 15.40
This latest Update broke Word. Its absolutely worthless now. Can't change Font Size or the Style Default... complete crap. I guess I should know better. MS is garbage.
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0.5
Gérard-Cousin
11 October 2017
Version: 15.39
They removed a lot of items you could previously put in the toolbar, some really basic usefull stuff. This is insane. What's the point of releasing a new version with less options? I'm speechless…
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Albabe
06 September 2017
Version: 15.37
MS seems to have decided that we Users no longer need "Open All Windows From Previous Session" any more. And the Vertical Scroll Bar doesn't work with Larger Files. This is barely a Beta. Buyer Beware.
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Leesa
11 August 2017
Version: 15.36
I guess MacUpdate is no longer Updating Mac Apps. The latest patch for MS Office was 4 days ago.
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Leesa
10 August 2017
Version: 15.36
MS Word is junk. It's constantly Updated/Patched, yet it still continues to have the same Problems. MS seems to not want their Buyers to have the "Open All Windows From Previous Session" any more, which messes with my Work Flow. And the Vertical Scroll Bar is junk in Larger Files.

This Version has been around almost Two Years and it's still Obviously a Beta.

Also, MacUpdate is clearly no longer concerned with Updating these Clients' Pages. There was an Update for this App 3 Days ago and still this page hasn't been Updated.
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