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- Microsoft Word’s automation features are intrusive and hard to control
- Outlook can seem bloated and unwieldy
- Some features are deeply hidden in obscure menus
What’s New in Microsoft Office 2021 Crack?
If you’re upgrading from the 2019 version, here’s a list of the major new features. Keep mind that these will be new only if you’re coming from an earlier perpetual-license version. Microsoft 365 subscribers saw these features added gradually over the past two years.
- Excel has formulas that immediately return an array of values, a function that assigns names to the results of calculations so that you can use those names in a formula, a function that returns the relative position of an item in a range of cell, and customized views for individual sheets.
- PowerPoint lets you replay animations in which you apply freehand inking to a slide and adds a feature that lets you create a link to a specific slide and send the link to a colleague, with an option to let them edit it.
- Outlook gets on-the-fly translations, faster searches, freehand inking, and more.
- For the first time, Office ships with Microsoft Teams, Microsoft’s answer to Slack.
None of these new features are revolutionary. If you’re already running the 2016 or 2019 version, and you don’t really need these new 2021 improvements, you don’t need to spend money on the new version. If you’re setting up a new computer, however, and you don’t have an existing license for Office, then you won’t regret starting with the 2021 edition.
And if you’re upgrading from a previous version, keep in mind that Microsoft, unlike many other vendors, doesn’t offer reduced-price upgrades. You pay the same amount, whether you’re just starting out with Office or have been using it since the previous century.
How to Buy Microsoft Office 2021 Crack
When you try to buy Office 2021, Microsoft makes it clear that it wants you to pay for a subscription to Microsoft Office 2021 Crack, rather than buy a perpetual license. To find the option to buy a perpetual license, go to the Microsoft 365 page, select either “Personal and Family” or “Business,” depending on the version you want.
If you select Personal and Family, scroll down until you see a large comparison table. At the top right is an option to buy Office Home & Student 2021 as a one-time purchase for PC and Mac for $149.99. This version doesn’t include Outlook.
If you select Business, scroll all the way down until you see “Looking for Office as a one-time purchase? Compare products.” Choose that option, and you end up on a page that shows the perpetual license offer for $249.99.
I tested the high-end Office Professional 2021 version ($439.99), which adds Microsoft Publisher and Microsoft Access to the basic apps. You can buy this version directly from Microsoft or through third-party sites such as Amazon.
Long-Term Service Channel
Microsoft also has a new LTSC (Long-Term Service Channel) version with fewer features, available only to volume-license purchasers, designed for corporations that don’t intend to upgrade their systems often.
Microsoft Office 2021 Crack went public on the same day that Microsoft released Windows 11 to the public, but you don’t need Windows 11 to run Office 2021.
If you’re one of the relatively small number of users who needs to use 32-bit Windows because you have applications that won’t work in 64-bit versions, you’ll want to know that Office 2021 includes a 32-bit version, and the setup program will automatically install it on a 32-bit Windows system. Windows 11 only comes in a 64-bit version, but if you’re running 32-bit Windows 10, Microsoft will continue to support it until 2025.
You Know These Apps
It’s a certainty that a great many PCMag readers already know their way around Microsoft Office, so we’re only taking a brief look at each of the major apps in the suite, and we’re keeping the emphasis on new features. For those who want deeper dives on the components, we’ll be writing full reviews of several of the bigger ones as we use them over the coming months.
Microsoft Office 2021 Crack, the Wordsmith’s Choice
The most powerful word processor ever made gets easier to use with each new version. Word offers so many high-tech features that you may need to search for them—and fortunately, Word and the other apps now include a prominent feature-search field in the title bar.
The new search bar also finds Help topics for any terms you enter. If, like most users, you can’t remember that the menus for editing headers and footers are on the Ribbon menu’s Insert tab, type Header into the feature-search field and Word will take you to the place in the Ribbon where you want to go.
There are some gaps, however. If you’re looking for the Master Document feature, which lets you build a large document from separately editable chapters, the feature-search field doesn’t find it unless you already know that you need to change the View setting from Print Layout to Outline first.
Word’s multiple-pane interface
If you use a mouse, Word’s multiple-pane interface works beautifully: Just click in the Proofing pane and correct your spelling and grammar. But if you rely on the keyboard, it’s a real challenge to get to the Proofing pane and select the option you want. I still haven’t figured out how to use the keyboard to navigate the Proofing pane, as shown in the image below.
Such minor complaints aside, Word outclasses everything in competition in ways that benefit both beginners and advanced users. Beginners get to choose among thousands of elegant template designs downloadable directly from Word’s New menu.
Advanced users get to use the most full-featured programming language in any word-processor, the same Visual Basic for Applications usable in Excel and PowerPoint. It’s not an easy language to learn, but anyone can learn the basics by recording a macro and then studying the resulting code in Word’s built-in Visual Basic editor. And if you can’t program Word to do what you want, you can probably find what you want in the many of macros others have posted online.
In a welcome nod to the trend toward distraction-free writing apps, Microsoft Office 2021 Crack adds a Focus mode for when you’re trying to concentrate on your work.
Just click the Focus button on the toolbar at the foot of the window and switch instantly to a full-screen editing mode with no visible menus, only a scrollbar and buttons at the top that restore the normal window or close the file. If you have a two-monitor setup, Focus mode operates only in one monitor so you’ll need to power off your second monitor if you want no distractions at all.
Excel has always outclassed every other spreadsheet app for speed and power, and that doesn’t change in the latest update. The 2021 version seems slightly faster than the 2019 version when you’re working with large, complex worksheets, but the major reason to get the new version is its expanded feature set.
An ingenious new XLOOKUP function makes it easy to display a value from a large array of data. For example, you may have a column that lists stock symbols and another column that lists current prices of the same stocks. You can go anywhere else in your worksheet and assign one cell as a cell where you can type in a stock symbol, and assign another cell as the one that will display the price of the stock you typed. (This second cell is the one where you create an XLOOKUP formula.)
Microsoft Office 2021 Crack is the best set of productivity apps for serious office work. The new version is an incremental upgrade that adds speed and some ingenious convenience features but otherwise works almost exactly like earlier versions, so there’s no big learning curve for upgraders.