what are the advantages of Microsoft Office 2016 when compared to Microsoft Office 2013?

Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

           I am wondering what advantages Microsoft Office 2016 has when compared to Microsoft Office 2013.   I am considering this upgrade, but, I want to make sure the advantages, if any, would be worthwhile enough to do it.  

            Thank you

            George
GMartinAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEConnect With a Mentor DeveloperCommented:
Hi George,
I used 2013 for a few years and then switched to 2016, which I've been using for a little more than two years (I still use 2013 on a secondary machine, but 2016 on my primary machine). I recently switched from a desktop-only install of the 2016 apps to the Office 365 subscription-based desktop 2016 apps. I don't consider myself a power user of Office, but in what I would call "typical" daily usage of the more common apps (for me, that's Excel, Outlook, and Word — occasionally, PowerPoint), I don't see any difference between 2013 and 2016 (and no difference between the desktop-only 2016 and the O365-based 2016).

Since I still have both 2013 and 2016 installed, I can run some tests for you if you have specific questions. Note that Picture Manager, which was missing in 2013, is still missing in 2016, so 2016 is no help on that front. Fortunately, it can still be installed in both, as my EE articles show:
How to Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013
How to Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2016/Office 365

Or, if you prefer videos, here's a 5-minute EE Micro Tutorial on the same topic:
How to Install Microsoft Office Picture Manager in Office 2013

If you want to try 2016 before taking the leap, my two 5-minute EE video Micro Tutorials show how to get a one-month free trial and install it:
How to get a free trial of Office 365 with the Office 2016 desktop applications
How to install the Office 2016 desktop applications that come with the free trial of Office 365 Home

Regards, Joe
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JohnConnect With a Mentor Business Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It is pretty close to Office 2013 with incremental improvements.

I have Office on Subscription so that Office 2016 was a "free" upgrade and I upgraded when it came out a year or so ago. No real issues with it and I am happy with it.

Are you on Subscription?  Just upgrade. It works fine and improvements are incremental and good.
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Ares KurkluConnect With a Mentor Software EngineerCommented:
This can be a long topic it may worth checking the following page, especially the comparison tables:
It depends on what you really need to use.

https://www.sherweb.com/blog/office-2016-vs-2013/
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Mal OsborneConnect With a Mentor Alpha GeekCommented:
For my organisation, integrated management of the new "Clutter" folder was a major reason.
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pgm554Connect With a Mentor Commented:
It's a step backwards.
It is either an all or nothing install and it doesn't give you the option of specifying an install path.
It's C:\ only.
Stay away from this steaming pile of fly bait.
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GMartinAuthor Commented:
Hello and Good Evening Everyone,

            Seeing that I am only a typical as opposed to advanced user of Microsoft Office, I was more interested in differences between commonly used applications of Microsoft Office 2013 like Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, etc. when compared to Microsoft Office 2016.  With that said, I found Joe's response to tie in most closely to my area of inquiry.  To fully understand the differences between Microsoft Office 2013 and Microsoft Office 2016, it appears that the operator will need to be a power user.  Unfortunately, I do not fall within this category.

            In closing, thank you everyone for taking the time go over the details with me.  I enjoyed reviewing everyone's shared feedback and links.

           George
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome, George — happy to help. Regards, Joe
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks George. I just moved to Office 2016 naturally because I am on subscription.
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