On October 5th, Microsoft will release Office 2021, and the company is finally revealing the features and pricing. It is aimed at businesses and consumers who don’t want to pay for Office on a subscription basis. It is the next standalone version of Microsoft’s Office suite.
Word, Excel, OneNote, PowerPoint, and Microsoft Teams for PC and Mac will be included in Office Home and Student 2021 for $149.99. The Office Home and Business 2021 is $249.99, and it has every feature available in the Home version as well as Outlook for Mac and PC and all of the Office programs available for business.
The new update has OneDrive support, real-time co-authoring, and even Microsoft Teams integration. In addition, office 2021 will incorporate the collaborative features available in Microsoft 365 editions of Office. Office 2021 will also feature a new Office design, which features a revamped ribbon interface, rounded corners, and a neutral color palette that follows the UI improvements in Windows 11.
Office 2021 will also include Microsoft 365 capabilities, such as current Excel features, PowerPoint upgrades, improved inking in Office programs, and Outlook translation capability.
These are the new features that will be available with Office 2021:
Improvement in performance
Draw Tab updated
OpenDocument Format with 1.3 support
Same as Word, it has been updated in Draw Tab and OpenDocument Format with 1.3 support.
The new PowerPoint function Record Slide Show includes presenter video recording, laser pointer recording, and ink recording.
Replay your ink strokes in PowerPoint — If you’re using ink in PowerPoint, you can now watch your graphics as they were created.
Rearrange items on your slides for screen readers – this allows you to reorganize elements to make them more accessible.
You may now annotate emails, convert emails into more than 70 languages using a translator and also draw on a message canvas,
Instant search results are available with more options for refining and filtering them.
Improvements in performance
Office 2021 is all set to release on October 5th, coinciding with the release of Windows 11. Microsoft’s Office 2021 is compatible with the most recent macOS, Windows 11, and Windows 10.
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