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3 New Features in Word 2016

In the 2016 edition of Microsoft Office, Word brings us improved sharing and collaboration tools, and a cool way to transform your "ink" equations to text.  Here are 3 features you can look forward to in Word 2016:

1. Easy Sharing ~ Now, direct from your ribbon, you can upload your document to OneDrive or SharePoint, assign permissions, and email to collaborators.WORD 2016 save to cloud

To save you even more time, the sharing task pane includes a direct link to your global address book -- just point and click on the names of those you wish to share with.

WORD 2016 search address to share

2. Real Time Co-Authoring ~ Documents stored and shared on OneDrive or SharePoint can now be accessed and edited simultaneously by all parties (with the appropriate permissions.)  When working together, you can see exactly where others are working within the same document, and watch their edits appear as they happen.

WORD 2016 automatically share changes

3. "Ink" Equations ~ Instead of searching through a multitude of symbols, functions, operators, etc. to enter your complex equations, users with a touch pad or touch device (smartphone or tablet) can now hand write equations using their finger of stylus and Word will convert them to text.

WORD 2016 Insert ink equation

WORD 2016 insert ink equation

If you've got a steady hand with a mouse, you may use that as well -- though it can be trickier than it looks (see my sample below!) 

WORD 2016 Ink to text equation

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