Hi Office International Community!

We're looking for feedback on how the localized (non-English) features of Office365 and their help content are landing in your market. Our April competition just launched and will run from April 16th to April 30th. This What’s new in Office 365 article is updated monthly, showing the new features by month and across all platforms. We’d like to get your feedback on anything that has released since October 2015 – you get to choose! Did we get translations for Morph, Clutter, Dictate, Designer, QuickStarter, Researcher, Learning Tools, Accessibility, Snippets, Resume/CV Assistant, Icons, Editor, Zoom or 3D Models right for time around? If not have you a better translation in mind? If so let us know. We are also keen to know what the user experience is for these Office365 features? How can we improve the user experience within the software or in the content for you? We would love to hear from you! 


How to enter...

You can enter by clicking “Start a new conversation” in the Competition space of the Office International Community on Tech Community and posting an issue they found in a released feature in localized build of Office365 with the relevant details where applicable:

  • Description of the issue encountered
  • Language affected
  • Current translation (if applicable)
  • Suggested translation and reason(s) for change (if applicable)
  • Corresponding English Text (if known and applicable):
  • Screenshot of the issue
  • Steps to reproduce the issue
  • Platform
  • Build Version #


To help get you started, below are some of our own favourites:

  • QuickStarter for PowerPoint (Windows & Mac) automatically creates and outline for your topic of choice.
  • Researcher is available in Windows & Mac. It helps you find the relevant quotes, citable sources, and images without leaving Word
  • Easily insert icons and Scalable Vector Graphics (SVG) files into your Office 2016 documents, workbooks, emails and presentations. Once they're in place, rotate, color, and resize them with no loss of image quality.
  • The Morph transition in PowerPoint allows you to animate smooth movement from one slide to the next
  • PowerPoint Designer improves your slides by automatically generating design ideas that you can choose from.
  • Resume Assistant in Word helps get your creative juices flowing by showing you examples of how real people — professionals in the fields you're interested in — describe their work experience and skills.
  • You can insert 3D Models and Animate 3D Shapes in PowerPoint Desktop.
  • Use @mentions to get someone's attention in Outlook.
  • Manage your agile projects in Microsoft Project using the backlogs, task boards, sprints, and more. Both Scrum and Kanban methodologies are supported.
  • You can share your Visio diagrams in PowerPoint by creating slide snippets of your diagrams and then exporting them to PowerPoint. It's never been easier to get your diagrams into PowerPoint.
  • Outlook "Clutter" can help you filter low-priority email, saving time for your most important messages
  • The Translate feature is now available in Windows Desktop for Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint, Visio and Word for Mac.
  • Certain Learning Tools are available in different languages on different platforms. They are designed to help you improve your reading skills by boosting your ability to pronounce words correctly, to read quickly and accurately, and to understand what you read.
  • In Outlook for Mac, add a second time zone and create an event with different start and end time zones and let Outlook take care of the conversion. No mental math required!
  • Excel for Mac has New Charts such as funnel, sunburst, histogram and Map chart help transform your data.
  • Editor spots misspellings, grammatical mistakes, and writing style issues and marks them as you type: red squiggles for spelling, blue double underlines for grammar, and gold dotted lines for writing suggestions.


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As usual, we’ll be giving away three $100 Amazon vouchers to our Competition Winners. Please feel free to invite your colleagues to participate by sharing this blog on social media. And should you enter best of luck! Thanks in advance to everyone who participates. You improve the Office user experience in your language and for that we cannot thank you enough!

Full details of the Competition, eligibility and rules are available in this post. Note: U.S. export regulations prohibit the export of goods and services to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria. Therefore, residents of these countries/regions are not eligible to participate.