Office Home & Student 2016

Microsoft Office version for use by students and at home

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  • Category Office Suites
  • Program license Paid
  • Works under: Windows 8.1
  • Program available in English
  • Program by Microsoft

Create documents, graphs and files with Office Home and Student 2016.

The new edition of Office Home and Student is easy to use. All components of the program are easy to view, as everything is separated into the tasks that are associated with the activity, such as font types and colors.

The installation process is rather long, but once you get the program up and running, it's fairly fast. After the program is downloaded, you can easily view a blank document as well as tools used for graphs and spreadsheets. Excel, PowerPoint and OneDrive are included with Office Home and Student 2016. These programs are ideal for students who work on projects for school or if you need to do something for the work while at home.

Instead of using Skype, the program uses Lync, which is different from the prior version of the software. You will notice that this version has more color, especially along the top of the blank document. This sometimes makes it easy to find the current page that you're working on instead of hunting among other tabs.

Another feature that has been added to the program is a box labeled "Tell Me." You enter a comment in the box, and the program will automatically do the task for you instead of giving you instructions on how to complete the task. Editing is now available in real time so that you can quickly finish any documents that you are creating without going back to proofread. This feature gives you the opportunity to see how others are editing your document on the screen while it's being completed in real time.


  • Features are easy to use
  • Real-life editing
  • Automatically enters tasks


  • Can be slow to install
  • Doesn't have as many features for those who have consistently used the program
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