When it comes to text processing, Microsoft's long-time Word tool remains at the top. The latest Microsoft Word 2019 version is no different, adopting many trusted features from previous versions while making specific improvements. The creation and design of texts remains at the core of this new addition to the Word family. However, the latest version of this text processing program is only officially supported by Windows 10.
Thanks to numerous templates spanning various themes, even novices will find it easy to create professional invoices, business letters, application documents or creative invitations for children’s birthday parties. The portfolio is enhanced by a wide variety of symbols and images giving no end to the creative possibilities. The highlight of the 2019 edition of Microsoft Word is SmartArt graphics which allows the creation of high-quality, vivid graphics in presentation documents.
New version, new look
The latest version of Word features a brand new look. The ribbon user interface of Word 2016 honours the colour scheme and style of Windows 10; however, it is sleeker and simplified to show only the most frequently used features.
Users who find this simplified look too Spartan can revert to the standard ribbon design or customise the user interface to meet their personal requirements. Additional features include simplified use of the user interface via touchpad and pen input. An interesting point is the new pressure sensitivity which makes working with mobile devices such as Microsoft Surface far more convenient and intuitive.
Work more efficiently together
The optional linking of the desktop software to the Microsoft cloud opens up numerous options for improved teamwork. By using a free Microsoft account, colleagues and friends can be invited in just a few clicks to work on a document with any changes and comments implemented in real time. Additional convenience features such as improved spell checks, a preview mode designed for revision work and not least the “Dictation” speech input function round off this high-performance package from Microsoft.
Microsoft Word 2019 single license with no subscription requirement
While Microsoft’s Office 365 concept is based on an annual paid subscription, this version of Microsoft Word 2019 requires only a single license. This allows the license-holder to use the software with no expiry date or restrictions on functionality. The American software giant is responding to the demands of many commercial and private customers for Office products such as Microsoft Word to move away from cloud and subscription-based requirements.
|Processor||Processor with minimum 1 GHz, 32-bit (x86) or 64-bit (x64) - much faster recommended|
|Memory||at least 2 GB RAM (32-bit / 64-bit), 4 GB RAM recommended (32-bit / 64-bit)|
|Graphics card||DirectX 9 graphics card (minimum) with WDDM 1.0 driver, DirectX 10 graphics card (optimum)|
|Hard drive||At least 16 GB disk space on the installation drive (32-bit), 20 GB disk space (64-bit)|
|Display||800 x 600 pixels (minimum)|