Microsoft 365 Insider Mac users get new search features for Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


The Microsoft 365 Insider program has some updates for Mac PC owners today. Mac apps for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint have some improvements to their search features.

Microsoft’s blog post explains the new features. The biggest one is the ability to turn on smart search suggestions. This will allow Mac users of these apps to get suggestions for their next words before they type them.

Mac Search Tips in Microsoft 365

Mac users can open any document in Word, Excel, or PowerPoint, and then click find. box in the upper right corner. They can then select Search Suggestions to enable the feature.

In addition, Mac apps can now be used to search for things other than text, such as commands, help articles, or web results. If you want to search for a specific command, all you have to do is type it in the corner. find. the box

Web search results include things like testimonials, media, and Bing results. If you want to search for these items in a document, just click Open Search. Pane You can right-click anywhere on the document and then click your Open Search. Pane in the shortcut menu.

If you want to use keyboard shortcuts to use the search features, you can also:

  • Open the Search drop-down. – Cmd + Ctrl + U
  • Search in the document. – Cmd + F
  • Open the search pane. – Cmd + Ctrl + L

Finally, there’s Microsoft Made The Smart Lookup Pane is more accessible to people who are blind or have low vision. It includes improved voice over support and keyboard navigation.

There is a known issue, in which Microsoft says that the Search drop-down menu does not close when clicking on ribbon tabs. It is now available to all Mac Microsoft Office 2021 owners, and on the Microsoft 365 Insider beta channel running version 16.74 (Build 23043001) or later.


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