Office for Mac Current Channel

Office for Mac is receiving the April 2021 update in the Mac Current Channel (Preview) for the Office Insider Program.

Build 16.48.21040401 is available for download and introduces the new modern commenting experience for richer collaboration in Word the Presenter Coach for PowerPoint on Mac desktop.

Changelog | Build 16.48.21040401


Better collaboration with modern comments

Enjoy richer collaboration in Word with our new modern comments. Users can @mention and post their comments without worrying that co-authors will see their comments before they are complete. Modern comments creates one, consistent commenting experience across Word, Excel and PowerPoint, and enables comment notifications that allow users to respond to comments directly from email notifications.

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Word, Outlook

Editor offers writing suggestions in a single click

Get spelling, grammar and other intelligent writing suggestions in a single right-click (Alt +Down). Use the left-click to view the new card design and discover other options lie Add to dictionary, Show context, synonyms and more.


Easily switch how values are shown in PivotTables

This feature fills a gap that existed on Excel for Mac, by adding the Show Values as option to the context menu for PivotTable values cells.


Presenter Coach on Mac desktop

Presenter Coach evaluates your pacing, pitch, your use of filler words, informal speech, euphemisms, and culturally sensitive terms, and it detects when you’re being overly wordy or are simply reading the text on a slide.

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Improved contact card

View email and files from your contacts directly within the contact card.