How to update Microsoft Word on PC or Mac

How to update Microsoft Word on PC or Mac
How to update Microsoft Word on PC or Mac
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Learn how to install updates for Microsoft Word on your Windows computer or on your Mac.

Steps

Method 1 of 2: On Windows

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Step 1. Click the button

Windowsstart

It is usually found at the bottom left of your screen.

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Step 2. Click All Apps

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Step 3. Scroll down and click on Microsoft Office

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Step 4. Click Microsoft Word

The title may vary depending on the version of Word you have.

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Step 5. Click on the File menu

It's at the top left of the screen.

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Step 6. Click Account near the bottom of the left column

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Step 7. Choose Update Options

It's next to the square labeled Updates for Office.

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Step 8. Click Update

Windows will search for any updates available online and install them if it finds any.

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Step 9. Enable automatic updates

Follow the steps listed below to ensure that updates for Word and other Microsoft Office products are automatically installed in the future.

  • Click on the button

    Windowsstart
  • Choose

    Windowssettings
  • Click on Update & security.
  • Click Advanced Options under Update Settings.
  • Check the box next to Notify me of updates for other Microsoft products when I update Windows.

Method 2 of 2: On macOS

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Step 1. Open Microsoft Word on your Mac

You will usually find it in the Applications folder or in the Launchpad.

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Step 2. Click on the Help menu

It's at the top of the screen.

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Step 3. Click Check for Updates

The Microsoft AutoUpdate tool should then run.

If you don't see this tool, go to https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/help/3133674 to install it now. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click the link under Microsoft Download Center to install updates

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Step 4. Choose your preferred installation method

  • To have AutoUpdate manage updates to Word and other Microsoft products for you, select Automatically update and To install. If you prefer to receive a notification when an update is available instead, click Check for updates automatically.
  • To continue to update manually, choose Check for updates manually.
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Step 5. Click Check for Updates

If there are any to install, you will be taken to a website with instructions on how to do it.

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