Microsoft Office 2019: 5 New Office Features to Enjoy

Microsoft Office 2019: 5 New Office Features to Enjoy

What’s New in Office 2019?

Microsoft Office 2019 is the latest version of Office Suite. Besides freeing up some features that had been limited to Office365 users, there are also a number of useful new features. In addition, OneNote has been replaced by the Universal Windows Platform version bundled with Windows 10. Let’s cover the five new Microsoft Office 2019 features users are most excited about.

  1. Microsoft Translator

Translate words, phrases, and sentences without leaving the document in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. Access this feature under the Review tab.

  1. LaTeX Equation Support

Equations are no longer limited to Excel. Now you can write mathematical equations in Microsoft Word using the Equations tab. While Excel is still home to the more complex and comprehensive formulas, you can now do a number of more basic equations within your Word document.

  1. Morph

Animate transitions and objects in PowerPoint smoothly. Morph transitions apply movement to text, shapes, photos, SmartArt, and WordArt. Microsoft offers step-by-step instructions so that you can apply these animations to your presentations with ease. Learn more about PowerPoint presentation software here.

  1. Insert 3D Models

View the 3D model from all angles in Excel, PowerPoint, and Word. The 360-degree view allows you to visualize the data more completely than earlier versions of Microsoft Office.

  1. New Excel Formulas

6 new functions have been added to Excel: CONCAT, IFS, MAXIFS, MINIFS, SWITCH, and TEXTJOIN. CONCAT allows you to input range references instead of only the individual cell references that CONCATENATE uses. IFS tests multiple IF statements simultaneously to give the value responding to the first TRUE result. MAXIFS and MINIFS navigate to the largest and smallest numbers in a range, respectively. SWITCH weighs one value against a list of values and gives the result of the first matching value. Lastly, TEXTJOIN combines text from multiple ranges.

Final Thoughts

These are not the only new features included in Microsoft Office 2019. Other notable features include side by side view, inking, and pen transitions. Side by side view allows you to flip through documents the same way you read a book instead of scrolling. Inking lets you write on and mark up documents in Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio on touch-enabled devices. Bluetooth enabled pens can now be used to control PowerPoint presentations.

Learning Computer offers several tutorials on multiple versions of Microsoft Office. Keep your eyes peeled for our Microsoft Office 2019 tutorials, and feel free to familiarize yourself with Microsoft Office 2016 here. 

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Sheri Holshouser is a marketing manager based in Dallas, Texas. In her free time, she likes to read science fiction novels and play with her pug Chloe. Learn more about her professional qualifications on LinkedIn.