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Mac Version For Word

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  1. Before running out to buy Microsoft Word (or another industrial-strength and expensive) word processing program for your Mac, remember that Apple includes a respectable word processor with OS X. The program is TextEdit, and it call s the Applications folder home.
  2. Update Office from the Mac App Store. If you downloaded Office from the Mac App Store, and have automatic updates turned on, your apps will update automatically. But you can also manually download the updates: Open the Mac App Store from your Dock or Finder.

The Atari ST version was a port of Word 1.05 for the Mac OS and was never updated. The first version of Word for Windows was released in 1989. With the release of Windows 3.0 the following year, sales began to pick up and Microsoft soon became the market leader for word processors for IBM PC-compatible computers. In 1991, Microsoft capitalized. Start quickly with the most recent versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote and OneDrive —combining the familiarity of Office and the unique Mac features you love.

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Office for Mac that comes with a Microsoft 365 subscription is updated on a regular basis to provide new features, security updates, and non-security updates. The following information is primarily intended for IT professionals who are deploying Office for Mac to the users in their organizations.

Mac Version For Word

Note

  • Starting with Version 16.21, Microsoft Teams will be installed by default for new installations if you're using the Office suite install package. For more information, see Microsoft Teams installations on a Mac.
  • For security reason, Microsoft has deprecated the use of SHA-1. Learn more
  • Starting with the 16.17 release in September 2018, this information also applies to Office 2019 for Mac, which is a version of Office for Mac that’s available as a one-time purchase from a retail store or through a volume licensing agreement.
  • The update history information for version 16.16 and earlier also applies to Office 2016 for Mac, which is also a version of Office for Mac that’s available as a one-time purchase. Older versions up to and including 16.16 can be activated with an Office 2016 for Mac volume license. You can’t activate version 16.17 or later with an Office 2016 for Mac volume license. For information about Office 2016 for Mac releases from September onward, see Release notes for Office 2016 for Mac
  • For information about the features, security updates, and non-security updates that are included in a given release of Office for Mac, see Release notes for Office for Mac.
  • If you want early access to new releases, join the Office Insider program.

Most current packages for Office for Mac

The following table lists the most current packages for the Office suite and for the individual applications. The Office suite includes all the individual applications, such as Word, PowerPoint, and Excel. All packages are 64-bit only. The build date is listed in parentheses, in a YYMMDD format, after the version number. The install package is used if you don't have the application already installed, while the update package is used to update an existing installation.

To view release notes, see Release notes.

Mac Version For Word

October 13, 2020

Version 16.42 (20101102)

ApplicationDownload linksSHA-256 hash for install package
Office suite (with Teams)Install package8AC425F0E31869B32C323F4349FB48E9B1C3A114B77EA68897D97C50D9B8BECB
Office suite (without Teams)Install package5FA1084BD240BF10FAAF94D908492939807EAD8E014582DCB2ADE7ECC484276B
WordInstall package
Update package
21C54A78343B106A93FFD176130DEB9A6C9154F56EB58446FC27192D1E191995
ExcelInstall package
Update package
2235E4FE0741CE013777E2B6811AD9EFF738F9A724860FBA0DFD31976BF96E62
PowerPointInstall package
Update package
EAF6B82C2042BD4D026779CEB4A58E0B92C8E320A9797C77CA3A588FD94B19EB
OutlookInstall package
Update package
566A1BD7AD446FCDD31156EBCA3FBD7F8F8BB2EFBCC8F3217CB55AA16A586420
OneNoteUpdate packageNot applicable

Release history for Office for Mac

The following table provides release history information and download links for Office for Mac. The table is ordered by release date, with the most recent release date listed first. The build date is listed in parentheses, in a YYMMDD format, after the version number. All releases after August 22, 2016 are 64-bit only. All releases prior to August 22, 2016 are 32-bit only.

Note

Download links are only provided for the most recent releases.

Release dateVersionInstall packageUpdate packages
October 13, 202016.42 (20101102)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
September 15, 202016.41 (20091302)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
August 11, 202016.40 (20081000)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
July 14, 202016.39 (20071300)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
June 16, 202016.38 (20061401)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
May 12, 202016.37 (20051002)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
April 21, 202016.36 (20041300)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
April 14, 202016.36 (20041300)Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
March 10, 202016.35 (20030802)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
February 11, 202016.34 (20020900)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
January 14, 202016.33 (20011301)Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
December 10, 2019
16.32 (19120802)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
November 12, 2019
16.31 (19111002)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
October 15, 2019
16.30 (19101301)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
September 18, 2019
16.29.1 (19091700)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint
September 10, 2019
16.29 (19090802)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
August 13, 2019
16.28 (19081202)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
July 16, 2019
16.27 (19071500)
Office suite (with Teams)
Office suite (without Teams)
Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, OneNote
June 11, 2019
16.26 (19060901)

May 14, 2019
16.25 (19051201)

April 16, 2019
16.24 (19041401)

March 27, 2019
16.23.1 (19032603)
March 12, 2019
16.23.0 (19030902)

February 20, 2019
16.22 (19022000)


January 24, 2019
16.21 (19011700)
January 16, 2019
16.21 (19011500)
December 11, 2018
16.20 (18120801)
November 13, 2018
16.19 (18110915)
October 16, 2018
16.18 (18101400)
September 11, 2018
16.17 (18090901)
August 14, 2018
16.16 (18081201)
July 10, 2018
16.15 (18070902)
June 13, 2018
16.14.1 (18061302)
June 12, 2018
16.14.0 (18061000)
May 24, 2018
16.13.1 (18052304)
May 23, 2018
16.13.1 (18052203)
May 15, 2018
16.13.0 (18051301)
April 11, 2018
16.12.0 (18041000)
March 19, 2018
16.11.1 (18031900)
March 13, 2018
16.11.0 (18031100)
February 13, 2018
16.10.0 (18021001)
January 26, 2018
16.9.1 (18012504)
January 18, 2018
16.9.0 (18011602)
December 12, 2017
15.41.0 (17120500)
November 14, 2017
15.40.0 (17110800)
October 10, 2017
15.39.0 (17101000)
September 12, 2017
15.38.0 (17090200)
August 15, 2017
15.37.0 (17081500)
July 21, 2017
15.36.1 (17072101)
July 11, 2017
15.36.0 (17070200)
June 16, 2017
15.35.0 (17061600)
June 13, 2017
15.35.0 (17061000)
May 16, 2017
15.34.0 (17051500)
April 11, 2017
15.33.0 (17040900)
March 14, 2017
15.32.0 (17030901)
February 16, 2017
15.31.0 (17021600)
January 11, 2017
15.30.0 (17010700)

Some of us are old enough to recall life before word processors. (It wasn’t that long ago.) Consider this sentence:

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How did we survive in the days before every last one of us had access to word processors and computers on our respective desks?

That’s not a great sentence — it’s kind of wordy and repetitious. The following sentence is much more concise:

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It’s hard to imagine how any of us got along without word processors.

The purpose of this mini-editing exercise is to illustrate the splendor of word processing. Had you produced these sentences on a typewriter instead of a computer, changing even a few words would hardly seem worth it. You would have to use correction fluid to erase your previous comments and type over them. If things got really messy, or if you wanted to take your writing in a different direction, you would end up yanking the sheet of paper from the typewriter in disgust and begin pecking away anew on a blank page.

Word processing lets you substitute words at will, move entire blocks of text around with panache, and apply different fonts and typefaces to the characters. You won’t even take a productivity hit swapping typewriter ribbons in the middle of a project.

Before running out to buy Microsoft Word (or another industrial-strength and expensive) word processing program for your Mac, remember that Apple includes a respectable word processor with OS X. The program is TextEdit, and it call s the Applications folder home.

The first order of business when using TextEdit (or pretty much any word processor) is to create a new document. There’s really not much to it. It’s about as easy as opening the program itself. The moment you do so, a window with a large blank area on which to type appears.

Have a look around the window. At the top, you see Untitled because no one at Apple is presumptuous enough to come up with a name for your yet-to-be-produced manuscript.

Notice the blinking vertical line at the upper-left edge of the screen, just below the ruler. That line, called the insertion point, might as well be tapping out Morse code for “start typing here.”

Indeed, you have come to the most challenging point in the entire word processing experience, and it has nothing to do with technology. The burden is on you to produce clever, witty, and inventive prose, lest all that blank space go to waste.

Okay, got it? At the blinking insertion point, type with abandon. Type something original like this:

It was a dark and stormy night

If you typed too quickly, you may have accidentally produced this:

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It was a drk and stormy nihgt

Fortunately, your amiable word processor has your best interests at heart. See the dotted red line below drk and nihgt? That’s TextEdit’s not-so-subtle way of flagging a likely typo. (This presumes that you’ve left the default Check Spelling as You Type activated in TextEdit Preferences.)

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You can address these snafus in several ways. You can use the computer’s Delete key to wipe out all the letters to the left of the insertion point. (Delete functions like the backspace key on the Smith Coronayou put out to pasture years ago.) After the misspelled word has been quietly sent to Siberia, you can type over the space more carefully. All traces of your sloppiness disappear.

Delete is a wonderfully handy key. You can use it to eliminate a single word such as nihgt. But in this little case study, you have to repair drk too. And using Delete to erase drk means sacrificing and and stormy as well. That’s a bit of overkill.

Use one of the following options instead:

  • Use the left-facing arrow key (found on the lower-right side of the keyboard) to move the insertion point to the spot just to the right of the word you want to deep-six. No characters are eliminated when you move the insertion point that way. Only when the insertion point is where it ought to be do you again hire your reliable keyboard hit-man, Delete.

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  • Eschew the keyboard and click with the mouse to reach this same spot to the right of the misspelled word. Then press Delete.

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Now try this helpful remedy. Right-click anywhere on the misspelled word. A list appears with suggestions. Single-click the correct word and, voilà, TextEdit instantly replaces the mistake. Be careful in this example not to choose dork.

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