Software updates for your Office applications makes your device faster and more efficient, and fixes any bugs discovered since the last update. You might even gain a new feature!
It's always a good precaution to perform a backup before installing and reinstalling software. If you have a Mac, use Time Machine. For more information, here's an article about it from Apple.
Set up Microsoft AutoUpdate to make sure your Office apps are always up-to-date.
Set up Microsoft AutoUpdate
- Open any Office application, like Word, Excel, PowerPoint, or Outlook
- At the top, click Help, then Check for Updates
- Under "How would you like updates to be installed", click Automatically Check
- Click the Check for Updates button
That's it! Make sure to download any updates for your Office apps, if they are available.
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