This article shows you how to update PowerPoint and get the latest version. Instructions work for PowerPoint 2021, 2019, 2016, 2013, and Microsoft Office/Microsoft 365.
How Can I Make Free Changes to My PowerPoint?
No matter what version of PowerPoint you have, Microsoft has probably released a few updates since you installed it. If you have Microsoft 365, PowerPoint should automatically install updates as long as you’re connected to the Internet. You can also check for updates manually:
- Select the File tab and open a new slide.
- Choose Account.
- Choose Update Options, then choose either Update Now or Check for Updates (depending on your version).
- After PowerPoint installs updates, you’ll have the option (if it’s not already on) to turn on automatic updates.
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How Do I Get the Most Recent Copy of PowerPoint?
If you want to upgrade to a newer version of PowerPoint, you must buy PowerPoint from Microsoft or sign up for Microsoft 365. If you want Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint all in one package, you can also buy Office 2021 from Microsoft.
For an annual fee, Microsoft 365 gives you access to all Office apps, such as Word, Excel, Outlook, and so on. You can use the latest version of PowerPoint and try out new features as they come out. You have to pay again every year to keep your subscription.
With the standalone version of PowerPoint, you’ll still get some updates, but you might miss out on the newest features. The good thing is that you own the software, so you don’t have to keep paying to use it. Students can get free trials and discounts from Microsoft either way.
Should I make changes to PowerPoint?
Microsoft puts out patches every once in a while to fix bugs and make PowerPoint more reliable. Most of the time, these updates are small, but they are still necessary to keep PowerPoint working well. If you’re having problems with PowerPoint, you might be able to fix them by updating the program.
Microsoft no longer makes updates for older versions of PowerPoint, so if you are still using a version like PowerPoint 2010 that has been discontinued, you should think about upgrading. PowerPoint 2021 and other more recent versions of the program have tools and effects that older versions don’t have.