Office 365 (Office 2016): What’s in it for you?
- A cloud called OneDrive, that allows you to create or edit documents no matter what device you are on. I own a Windows 10 PC, MacBook Air, and an iPhone. I can edit the same Office 365 document on all of these. Cell phone mode makes your document easier to read on the smaller smartphone screen.
- Teams can collaborate on documents since they are on the OneDrive cloud.
- Spell Check in Word: When you right-click (or command click on a Mac) on a red underlined word, you get a list of definitions of the different words being suggested.
- Excel has a Tables feature that allow you to uniquely name each table (formerly called lists) within your document. Formulas are easier to create because you can refer to a table and field (column of the table). When you create a formula, Excel will prompt you, by showing you a list of Table names.
- In Tables you can also turn a totals row off and in. Add new information to a row at the bottom of a table and then turn the total row below that on. (You can still insert a new row anywhere in your table).
- If you add a new column to a table, for example with the column header named cost and then enter your formula in the cell below that (price x quantity), Excel will flash fill that formula all the way down to the last row in your table.
- Excel has some great new charts
- PivotCharts have filters built right into the chart.
- Slicers are a new way of filtering Pivot Table data by using floating palettes of the choice(s) for filtering. With a quarters slicer you could click on Fourth Quarter to see only that data.