How to check for Updates in Microsoft Office 2016 or 365

Description: This article will show how to check for program updates for Microsoft Office 2016 or Office 365 software. This may be useful if you are having issues with the program as there may be updates available to resolve issues with Microsoft Office products.

  1. Open an Office application, such as Word, Excel, or PowerPoint. Click on File, typically at the top left of each Office program.
    Office application, File
  2. Click on Account or Office Account on the list.
    File Menu, Account
  3. Under Product Information, click on Update Options next to Office Updates.
    Product Information, Office Updates
  4. From the list of options, click on Update Now.
    Update Options, Update Now
  5. It will then show Checking for updates, and if any are found it will then begin to download the updates.
    Office checking for updates, Office downloading updates
  6. Once updates are completed, if necessary, it will prompt that it needs to close open Office software to continue. When ready, click on Continue.
    Office prompt before closing
  7. It will begin to apply the updates, when finished, reopen the necessary Office software.
    Office applying updates

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