Microsoft AutoUpdate is always up to date with all of the latest security corrections and improvements to your Office copy. You will also receive the latest features and tools if you are a Microsoft 365 subscriber.
Check for Updates and Install
- Click on the Help > Check for Updates to open an Office app like Word, then on the top menu.
- If you don’t see the Update Check then run the Microsoft AutoUpdate tool’s latest version and check again for updates.
- Automatically select to keep Microsoft Apps up-to-date to receive the most recent security corrections and features when available that help your Mac keep secure and up-to-date.
- For all available updates, click Update to download and install.
- For each update detail before installation, click on the arrow next to the Update button and view the apps, versions, and the date of installation. Then click Update Everything or Update next to each app.
Update Office from the Mac App Store
Uploading your apps automatedly when you have Office downloaded from the Mac App Store and automatic updates have been enabled. You can download the updates manually, however:
- Open your Dock or Finder’s Mac App Store.
- Click Updates from the menu on the right-hand side and click Update All or Update next to the apps.
Early Access with Office Insider
Join our Insider programme to have exclusive access to the latest features and updates and to send feedback directly to Microsoft. For the latest features, security upgrades and performance fixes that we release before anyone else who is in the older versions of Office you will get preview builds.
- Open a Word-like Office app and then click Help > Updates check > Advanced.
- The current Channel or Beta Channel is selected.
- The existing channel (preview) provides you with easy access to fully-supported buildings with minimum risk.
- Beta is a good choice if you want the earliest but most often unsupported preview builds.
- Review the License Agreement and the collected information when using your apps.
- To download insider updates, select Accept and then check for updates.
Author: Olivia Smith is a Microsoft Office expert and a full-time blogger with 5 years of experience in the technology industry. She has written technical blogs, white papers, and reviews for a variety of websites, including office.com/setup.