Microsoft Office 2021

Microsoft Office 2021

Microsoft Office 2021

What’s New in Office 2021

In Office 2021, you’ll find new co-authoring features, inking tools, data types, functions, translation and editing tools, motion graphics, ease-of-use features, and so much more! Check out what’s available to you today.

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Co-author documents

With real-time co-authoring, you can work with others in the same document at the same time. There’s no need to send extra notes or emails because everyone will be notified when a file is updated.

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Better collaboration with modern comments

Have control of when you send comments to your co-authors and be productive with a consistent commenting experience between Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Know who’s in your document

See who else is working along with you and where they are in the document. You’ll find this experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

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Visual refresh

Work with a modernized Start experience and newly refreshed tabs in the ribbon. Experience a clean, clear style with monoline iconography, neutral color palette, and softer window corners. These updates communicate action and provide features with simple visuals.

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Look left, look right… XLOOKUP is here!

Row by row, find anything you need in a table or range with XLOOKUP.

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Dynamic arrays

Write one formula and return an array of values. Expedite calculations and insights with six new functions: FILTER, SORT, SORTBY, UNIQUE, SEQUENCE, and RANDARRAY.

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LET function

The LET function assigns names to calculation results. This allows storing intermediate calculations, values, or defining names inside a formula.

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XMATCH function

The XMATCH function searches for a specified item in an array or range of cells, and then returns the item’s relative position. You can also use XMATCH to return a value in an array.

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Sheet views

Create customized views in an Excel worksheet without disrupting others.

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Note: Sheet views are not available in Excel LTSC 2021.


Accessibility ribbon

The Accessibility ribbon puts all the tools you need to create accessible content in one place.

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Note: The Accessibility ribbon is not available in Excel LTSC 2021.


New and improved Record Slide Show

Record Slide Show now supports presenter video recording, ink recording and laser pointer recording.

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Ink Replay – Slide Animation for Ink object

Now you can apply the new Replay or Rewind animation to ink and get the drawing effect directly in your presentations. You can adjust the timing of these animations to be faster or slower to match the experience you want.

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Arrange elements on your slides for screen readers

See the elements in screen-reading order and re-arrange them as necessary to communicate your message effectively.

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Link to a slide

Ask a colleague to contribute to your slide deck, and start them directly on the slide you need help with.

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Note: Link to a slide is not available in PowerPoint LTSC 2021.


Translator and ink in Outlook

Translate email messages into more than 70 languages on the fly and view the transcript—all within Outlook.

Annotate email images or draw in a separate canvas using your finger, pen, or mouse.

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In Outlook, use Instant Search to quickly find emails

Select the search bar (located above the Outlook ribbon) to help find email messages anywhere in Outlook.

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Reduce eye strain with Dark Mode

Previously, you could use Word with a dark ribbon and toolbars, but your document color stayed bright white. Now, Dark Mode in Word offers a dark canvas as well.

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Improve comprehension with Line Focus

Move through a document in Word, line by line, without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time.

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See what’s new in stock media

Move through a document in Word, line by line, without distractions. Adjust the focus to put one, three, or five lines in view at a time.

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Find what you need with Microsoft Search

At the top of your Microsoft Office apps on Windows you’ll find the new Microsoft Search box. This powerful tool helps you quickly find what you’re looking for, from text to commands to help and more.

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Increase the reach of your content

Accessibility Checker keeps an eye on your documents and tells you in the status bar when it finds something you should look at. Try it by clicking Review > Check Accessibility.

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Performance improvements

Experience improved performance, stability, and speed across Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook​.

Get faster calculations from common Excel functions like SUMIF, COUNTIF, and AVERAGEIF.

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Updated Draw tab

Quickly access and change the color of all your inking tools in one place.

Simplify how you work with ink using new Draw tab additions: Point EraserRuler, and Lasso.

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Save your changes as they happen

Upload your files to OneDrive, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint Online to make sure all your updates are saved automatically.

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Support for OpenDocument format (ODF) 1.3

We now include support for the OpenDocument format (ODF) 1.3. The ODF 1.3 specification adds support for many new features.

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Refresh, relink, or remove linked tables

The updated Linked Table Manager is a central location for viewing and managing all data sources and linked tables in an Access database. See all the improvements we’ve made to the Linked Table Manager based on your feedback.

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Try the new the Date/Time Extended data type in Access

To enhance syntax compatibility with SQL and to increase accuracy and level of detail in records that include dates and times, we’ve implemented the SQL DateTime2 data type into Access.

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Keep tabs on your database objects in Access

You can clearly see the active tab, easily drag tabs to rearrange them, and close database objects with just one click.

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New Azure stencils and shapes in Visio

We’ve added many more stencils to help you create up-to-date Azure diagrams. You can use these new stencils to build Azure diagrams for network topologies, virtual machine configurations, operations, and more.

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New AWS stencils and shapes in Visio

We have enabled infrastructure shapes from another major cloud provider: Amazon Web Services (AWS). You can now use stencils with the latest AWS shapes to help you create diagrams.

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Content for social distancing planning in the workplace

Many workplaces need to be re-planned to follow the social distancing guidelines in force. This new Visio template, and the Workplace Social Distancing stencil, provide a number of shapes, fill patterns and line patterns, both scaled and unscaled, to help with this process.

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Try the Sketched style outline

You can give a casual, hand-drawn look to shapes in your presentations with the Sketched style outline.

Try out the Curved, Freehand, or Scribble options under Format Shape > Line > Sketched style.

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Pick the perfect color

Based on your feedback, we’ve added a new input field in the Colors dialog for Hex color values. Now you won’t have to spend time converting Hex color values into RGB values.

For any property where you can define a color, you can now enter a Hex color value in the Hex box, for example, #0F4C81 or 444.

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Different Versions of Microsoft Office 2021

Office 2019 was released on 5 Oct 2021.

In Office 2021, there are 3 versions.

  • Office 2021 Home/Student
  • Office 2021 Home/Business
  • Office 2021 Pro

There are some prices increment from Office 2016 to Office 2019 and Office 2021

Version Office 2016 Office 2019 Office 2021
Home/Student S$229 S$229 S$229
Home/Business S$349 S$379 S$379
Professional S$619 S$669 S$669

Office 2016 connectivity support for Office 365 services
In addition, we are modifying the Microsoft 365 services system requirements related to service connectivity. In February, we announced that starting October 13, 2020, customers will need Microsoft 365 Apps or Office 2019 clients in mainstream support to connect to Microsoft 365 services.

To give you more time to transition fully to the cloud, we are now modifying that policy and will continue to support Office 2016 connections with the Microsoft 365 services through October 2023.