Microsoft Word Features

Microsoft Word

Word processing software

4.71/5 (292 reviews)

Microsoft Word Feature Summary

  • New clean, comfortable reading view
  • Display of documents in easy-to-read columns on the screen
  • New resume reading feature
  • Online video insert

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Microsoft Word Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about Microsoft Word's features:

Vishal Bagla

Verified Reviewer

One of the best text processing softwares

2018-12-10

Pros

Integration with a lot of other external third-party tools such as Adobe Acrobat is very essential 2.

Cons

One needs to spend a good amount to time to get accustomed to the features and report writing integrations within the Word.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Enterprise Customer Success Manager, Uber Eats (Internet company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

The Standard for Document Creation

2018-04-30

Pros

- Simple keyboard shortcuts for formatting - Customization features to create a multitude of documents - Editing feature to track and recommend changes

Cons

- Easy for simple use, steep learning curve to get the most out of the application - Not terribly easy to collaborate on - Different versions supports different fonts and features

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
A verified reviewer
Verified Reviewer

The best application I use

2019-02-27

Pros

I find the tools along with the document management options and the interface are all top tier.

Cons

The most recent update has been buggy for me. The recently opened function and save as function are not acting as intuitively as they did before the update. Further, the customer support offered no real help on this.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Aurin Bose

Verified Reviewer

One of the easiest and most efficient text editors ever!

2018-12-11

Pros

The Ease of use, Ability to design, decorate and format a wide range of documents from School/ University project reports, CVs or resumes for work etc.

Cons

It is not so easy to list out areas of improvement for such a diverse and omnipresent document editor.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Peter Woodbridge

Verified Reviewer

Easy to use but hard to master

2020-01-10

Word is easy to use when creating simple text documents and reports, but if you need to create something more complex with diagrams and presentations it is difficult to use.

Pros

The ability to easily share documents to other Word users is very useful.

Cons

Although it is easy to share documents, collaborating on them at the same time with other colleagues is impossible.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Sourabh Bhatia

Verified Reviewer

Amazing

2018-11-27

Pros

User friendly interface .easy to use shortcut keys ..personalistaion options are good ..much better than other document processing applications..

Cons

One thing that i find difficult while using this application is that it doesnt convert a pdf file into a word ...i hope these two applications could talk to eachother ...would have made my work a bit easier and faster ..

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
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Bill Hickle

Verified Reviewer

Microsoft Word is the GO TO APP!

2018-03-12

Pros

The pros of using Microsoft Word is that it has stayed very familiar feeling with all of its updates. Easy to use and quick to learn.

Cons

I wish there was more flexibility on where you can drag and drop images or things that bring the document alive...BUT I realize it is for word processing.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Engineer in Training (Transportation/Trucking/Railroad company, 10001+ employees)
Verified Reviewer

Industry leader

2018-02-14

Pros

I have used this forever and have really like the cloud functionality as well as better more powerful tools.

Cons

We would rather use design orientated software to make visual tweaks

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Anonymous
(Information Technology and Services company, 1-10 employees)
Verified Reviewer

For the Professional Writer

2020-06-19

Microsoft word has helped us craft our documents in a very easy and professional manner

Pros

In addition, the review and comments feature makes it very easy for someone to comment on a document without editing the content therefore preserving the original structure or text.

Cons

At times its a bit difficult to deal with the alignment of images in a document and this is one area that can be greatly improved

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
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Anonymous
Research Fellow (Renewables & Environment company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

The default word processing software for all texts!

2019-01-20

Pros

It works well with reference management software.

Cons

Grammarly can find more errors in my text compared to MS word. Updates are a bit too often and a bit time consuming if MS office is collectively being updated.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Insurance company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

The World Best Document Writer

2020-07-08

Microsoft Word makes document creation easy and quick saving a lot of time.

Pros

I liked the review and comments section the most.

Cons

At times the spacing acts up especially if you want to align images.

Rating breakdown

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Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Digital Project Manager (Marketing and Advertising company, 11-50 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Great for basic layout and standard word documents

2018-07-25

Pros

It even offers some design tools to modify images.

Cons

Don't expect this tool to work as fluidly as a real design program.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Brandon Holbrook

Verified Reviewer

The gold standard for word processing software

2020-03-05

I have to write technical documents describing processes and How-to's.

Pros

Nothing can compare to Microsoft word. The feature rich word processing environment help Microsoft Word stand out from all the rest.

Cons

Microsoft Word is a little behind on the collaboration aspect and features that their cloud competitors excel at.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
(Computer Software company, myself only employees)
Verified Reviewer

Can't beat it

2020-05-21

overall love the product, great for every day writing at the office. Who doesn't use Word?

Pros

tracking changes when sharing a document, with comments and multiple users viewing all at once is incredibly handy.

Cons

Sometimes formatting can be a little tricky, but its usually not an issue. the online version also does not have as many features available as the desktop version.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Jeremy Hancock

Verified Reviewer

Great for Creating Documents

2020-04-22

Forever loyal to all microsoft products! This app is no exception.

Pros

I enjoy the fact that my documents can be so customizable with different fonts, graphs, and pictures.

Cons

I like the fact that everything can be stored on the OneDrive and then accessed from any device.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Technology Manager (Restaurants company, 1001-5000 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Word

2015-08-07

The functionality seems to be lacking.

Pros

It's very easy to use

Cons

Lacks functionality to create nice documents. Formatting things can be a pain.

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Time used: 1-2 years

Source: GetApp
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Brady Patterson

Verified Reviewer

My constant thorn

2018-12-22

Pros

- very customizable - useable on any platform I need - the commenting feature is excellent - pretty much everyone knows it

Cons

- confusing to do simple things even as a long time user - formatting options sometimes act strange and I can't fix them after copying - this is not objective feedback, I just don't like it I just think of it as a necessary evil

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

2/10
Source: GetApp
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Daniella Young

Verified Reviewer

Excellent basic software

2020-09-02

I use Microsoft Word for multiple things, including keeping track of important information, creating simple documents and lists, and to keep track of student info.

Pros

It's easy to share documents, and to access them on other networks.

Cons

There is nothing that I didn't like about this software. It's simple to use, and very user-friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Sidharth Seekond

Verified Reviewer

Best word processing tool

2018-10-10

Pros

Saving as PDF is a great new feature as you dont need to have a PDF Printer/converter tool installed seperately.

Cons

Table formatting is not in sync with entire document formatting.

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Craig Ainsworth

Verified Reviewer

Word works for our programs

2019-01-24

Pros

will use Microsoft word on all of our documentation for spell checking writing letters and it in beds into our software program automatically. We are a service company and it automatically generates our reports what's spell check.

Cons

One is it doesn't always spell check automatically. In our program we have to ask it to spell check.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Bradley Whittemore

Verified Reviewer

From Basic to High-Level - It Can Do It All

2019-10-05

Using Mail Merge with an Excel spreadsheet has allowed me to cut down on valuable time that was previously used to create custom documents and letters for users.

Pros

The features in this program are deep, allowing for the easy creation of a simple report, or a more in-depth feature that requires specific formatting.

Cons

Some of the best features truly are hidden. I cannot count the number of times that I have gone on a deep dive on multiple websites to find where the button is that does the function I want. It's always there, but it can take some time to find where "there" is!

Rating breakdown

Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Anonymous
Software Developer (Information Technology and Services company, 51-200 employees)
Verified Reviewer

Document Creation Simplified

2020-07-13

Pros

I like how easy it is to automatically create a contents page by simply formatting the document headings.

Cons

Microsoft word sometimes has an issue with spacing when you input images or tables and this is a bit of an inconvenience

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Gisela Wullschleger

Verified Reviewer

Microsoft Word - The Old Standard Wordprocessor

2019-03-06

I've used this software for so long, I have witnessed both the development of new challenges (working on the cloud, attaching documents to e-mail, using shared documents) and also the overcoming of old issues (working with different printers, losing formatting between versions, difficulties in converting from other software into Word).

Pros

It is comfortable. The original Microsoft Word that appeared in the 1980s took over typing pools, and was developed to allow typists to keep using their typing skills without a mouse. Many of the original "shortcuts", were key combinations which typists could pick up quite quickly. Since then, using the mouse in word processing , has taken off. Thank fully, the originally Word is still there just under the surface of the more robust modern versions.

Cons

I was working on a big report, which included pictures, text boxes, graphs and other presentation objects, and it was tough going to get everything to line up when I was inserting landscape pages, in a mostly portrait document, and then the whole document crashed.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: GetApp
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Vicki Langer

Verified Reviewer

Many many years of experience makes it hard to desire using a different word processor

2019-01-24

Pros

More recently, I have found uses for the review and comment features.

Cons

If I could integrate with Google Docs for the ability to work on the file simultaneously with others, that would be great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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Ruth Harrison

Verified Reviewer

The most important word processor today

2019-07-06

I have been able to present documents with a good degree of professionalism and to this day I am grateful for how it has made my life easier.

Pros

It also integrates very well with other programs in the Office package.

Cons

On the other hand, it has an innumerable number of options, which are distributed in a confusing way in the interface. The learning curve of this program can be very slow and many times the experience is not enough to know all the possibilities offered by Microsoft Word.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: GetApp
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