Currently enrolled students and currently employed staff and faculty are encouraged to take advantage of the latest Microsoft Office suite, Office 2016. This software suite is available for computers running both the Windows OS and the Mac OS.
Please note that you must be on campus to install the software, as it will need to check in with our server. We also recommend that you plug in both a power supply and a network cable prior to downloading and installing the software.
If you have a Mac, please make sure you have updated to either Yosemite or El Capitan as Office 2016 requires this.
Students interested in downloading this new software will find instructions here.
Staff and faculty interested in installing the software on their Drew-issued computer will find instructions here.
Staff and faculty interested in installing the software on a personal computer can learn more about the Home Use Program here.
Redesigned Ribbon – The redesigned ribbon menu intuitively organizes features so you can quickly find what you need.
Threaded Comments – With threaded comments in Word and PowerPoint, you can have a conversation right next to relevant text.
Office 2016 for Mac
Keyboard Shortcuts – Control shortcuts, like CONTROL + S for Save on a Windows PC, now work on the Mac too.
Designed for Mac – Text and graphics look sharper than ever on Retina displays, and familiar Multi-Touch gestures are now supported for zooming.
Office 2016 for Windows
Faster, easier ways to get data into Excel – Excel includes a powerful new set of features called Get & Transform, which provides fast, easy data gathering and shaping capabilities. Get & Transform enables you to connect, combine, and refine data sources to meet your analysis needs.
New Chart Types in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel – Visualize financial or hierarchical data, and highlight statistical properties of your data with new chart types: Treemap, Waterfall, Pareto, Histogram, Box and Whisker, and Sunburst.
We are happy to respond to your questions and concerns. Please contact us by calling the University Technology Service Center at 973-408-4357 (dial HELP from your Drew telephone) or by opening a support ticket online. Our Service Center team is ready to assist you with any questions you may have regarding this or any other issue related to Drew technology services.