Word 2016 for Mac


Word 2016 for Mac


  • For 1 Mac
  • With Word 2016 for Mac, you can create more beautiful and engaging documents.


  • For 1 Mac
  • With Word 2016 for Mac, you can create more beautiful and engaging documents.




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The Word you’ve been waiting for

State-of-the-art editing, reviewing, and sharing tools make creating and polishing documents easy. Designed for Mac with full support for Retina displays, you'll be creating beautiful, professional-looking documents in no time.

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Required Processor

Intel processor

Required Operating System

Mac OS X 10.10

Required Memory


Required Hard Disk Space

6GB HFS+ hard disk format

Required Display

1280 x 800 resolution

Additional System Requirements

Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.

Microsoft account required.

Ratings and reviews

Rated 3 out of5 by fromGets the job done as long as it doesn't freezeI bought this last month after working in Pages for years. I like Pages, but needed to be able to send documents to people who were not on Macs.I work with Word at the office, so no issues with the transition from Pages to Word. The reason I am giving it 3 stars is because it likes to freeze. If I keep a document open and then do work in other windows, Word will go from the normal color to the shaded version (indicating that it is not responding) and the cursor disappears. If I save and click on it multiple times, the cursor usually reappears after a few minutes.Would recommend only if Word is necessary, as there really isn't another option.
Date published: 2016-11-20
Rated 1 out of5 by fromDO NOT BUY THIS PRODUCTI had a really large document that I spent hours typing. I saved it. I trusted auto save. I simply tried to cut and paste some of the words and the document froze then closed. I went back to open it and the document was not there. I tried to find it auto save and the document was not there. I went back into finder and the document was not there. It is gone. I went online to look for instructions about how to find it...guess what it didn't actually help me find it. This is absolutely the worst product on the market. It crashed ALL THE TIME. And I have a brand new computer so its not the computer. Don't trust this product. You will regret it!!!!
Date published: 2016-11-02
Rated 1 out of5 by fromDowngrade from Word 2011I bought Word 2016 hoping that a more recent version of Word for Mac would be an improvement over Word 2011. However, I soon discovered otherwise. The Focus View feature found in Word 2011, which I use all the time, is not available in this single-use license version of Word 2016. Focus View is only available to those who sign up for Office 365, which requires a monthly subscription fee. So if you buy this version you will actually lose functionality from Word 2011. I find this anti-consumer practice simply unacceptable, and have returned my digital download purchase of Word 2016, instead choosing to use one of my spare licenses for Word 2011. instead.
Date published: 2017-03-05
Rated 1 out of5 by fromCrashes and freezes constantlyI purchased microsoft office suite when I started grad school because microsoft word and excel are the standard software used in acadamia. Word is jumpy and constantly freezes. I don't know how many times I have had word freeze in the middle of writing and then crash and I lose the content I have been working on. I am constantly saving every 5 or ten minutes now because of this issue. I wish it had an auto save feature like I have seen on older PC releases. It is a nice attempt to create a microsoft product for Mac users, but if you want ease of use and a software that won't continually crash and force you to redo work then stick with pages and export to word doc if you need to or to a pdf. This is my approach and I really only utilize excel from the office suite.
Date published: 2016-07-14
Rated 3 out of5 by fromMore stable, but more annoyingI was having trouble with an older version of Word for Mac. When I would edit files that had multiple authors and a lot of Track Changes records, Word would crash regularly. The good news is that the new version of Word for Mac is much more stable. I have not had any crashes since I started using it. The bad news is that, as always, Microsoft felt the need to redesign the interface, just to make the product seem new and fresh. Which, of course, is the last thing you want to see when you use a program as your main work tool on a daily basis. The company seems more interested in justifying why it is releasing a new version than in being helpful to its faithful users. I still can't find some of the features I have always relied on and I fail to see why the new design is better, rather than just different. I wish Microsoft would refine rather than redesign.
Date published: 2016-06-07
Rated 3 out of5 by fromA new look for the industry standardUpdated from Office 2011 for Mac, and I like the new flatter look and color scheme. The layout has been improved and menus standardized. That said, the suite functions similarly to Office 2011, but loads a bit slower, and I swear the autocorrect on Outlook and Word is not as sharp at learning industry terms that you use every day; incorrect suggestions for corrections can be an real irritation, especially if you don't catch the autocorrect swaps before you publish. Outlook is still our workhorse, and I just wish Outlook would sync calendars and contacts with iCal and even the MS Office programs on the iPhone and iPad. Until Office 2016 for Mac can sync with iDevices as well as the Office on Windows can, it will be an ongoing frustration.
Date published: 2015-11-12
Rated 5 out of5 by fromGreat I like it!I just loaded this on my MAC and it runs great! I had no problem with download and upload. I converted some of my Pages documents to Word with no issues. In addition, I created a business letter using Word and again no issues.I am so happy I have Word and can use it on my MAC!Oh, by the way, I also have Excel and they both work great!
Date published: 2016-04-19
Rated 1 out of5 by fromhorriblei spent so much time downloading, then the software didn't match and i had to update my os, then after all that, it said it was having problems and i needed to come back at a different time to download. terrible experience. now i'm trying to return it and the system keeps looping me to the same page and i don't know if my request is going through. i'm going to have to dispute it on the credit card now.... more work for me... not a good experience.
Date published: 2015-11-10
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