Publisher 2016



• Publisher 2016 is the simple path to professional publications that make an impact • For 1 PC Compatible with Windows 7 or later All languages included

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Publish like a pro

Easily create, personalize, and share a wide range of professional-quality publications. Swap pictures with a simple drag and drop, or add pictures directly from your online albums. Use special effects to make your publications stand out. Choose from an array of page parts, like sidebars and stories, as well as calendars, borders, advertisements, and more.


  • Required Processor

    1 gigahertz (Ghz) or faster x86- or x64-bit processor with SSE2

  • Required Operating System

    Windows 7 or later, Windows 10 Server, Windows Server 2012 R2, Windows Server 2008 R2, or Windows Server 2012

  • Required Memory

    1 GB RAM (32 bit); 2 GB RAM (64 bit)

  • Required Hard Disk Space

    3.0 GB available disk space

  • Required Display

    1024 x 768 resolution

  • Graphics

    Graphics hardware acceleration requires a DirectX 10 graphics card.

  • Multi-touch

    A touch-enabled device is required to use any multi-touch functionality. However, all features and functionality are always available by using a keyboard, mouse, or other standard or accessible input device. Note that new touch features are optimized for use with Windows 8 or later.

  • Additional System Requirements

    Internet functionality requires an Internet connection.

    Microsoft account required.

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Big problem

I purchased Publisher online. It functioned clumsily for several days. I pulled up a greeting card I had made with the intention of printing it. The screen had no detail and the heading noted unlicensed product. Nothing I did accomplished anything. So far my subscription money has brought me nothing but frustration and no greeting card. How may I obtain value for my money?




Publisher 2016

2010 is far superior. Did not find anything new or better than the 2010 . Not being able use CMYK is a drawback, I would use the 2010 except there are problems with it working with Windows 7 and it probably won't work with 10

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 4/13/2017

Hello, For more info on Publisher 2016 including troubleshooting assistance, what's new, tips & tricks and more - please visit: To search for a specific topic or feature in Publisher you'd like to learn more about, you can use the search bar in the upper right hand corner.




Very Slow. Older versions faster and better.

I got an Office 365 subscription recently and all the apps work fine with the exception of Publisher 2016. It is ridiculously show. Moving an image literally feels like you're waiting 1 second per pixel of movement. It makes the program unusable. I have tried, like hundreds other, to implement the tweaks suggested by Microsoft support but none of them have worked. You would think that on an 8-core CPU, with 16 gigs of RAM and an Nvidia GTX 1070 with 8 gigs of video ram, I'd be able to deal with moving a 6mb image file around Publisher. Apparently not. Go find an older version of Office, they're out there...

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 1/18/2017

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with Publisher. Please visit: for information about the features available, troubleshooting tips and more. If you'd like to speak with a support representative, you can reach us at or 1-877-696-7786. Your Office 365 subscription comes with free technical support and we would be happy to assist you.




Listed Features Not Working

I have been using Microsoft Publisher since the mid 1990's. One of the features I have always appreciated is the Text Wrap features where I can wrap the text as I see fit. The button is still there, but it doesn't work. This is a bug, but Microsoft refuses to issue a fix. I wish I had never upgraded. The new version offers less than the old system.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 1/18/2017

Hello, Sorry to hear that you are not having a positive experience using Publisher 2016. Please visit: to learn more about the features and functions of the latest version of Publisher. There is a link to contact us at the bottom of this page if you'd like to speak with a support representative. We would be happy to assist you.



Sheps Naturals

New Version NOT User Friendly

I have been using Microsoft Publisher at work for three years now, so I decided to download it on my computer at home for my home business. I knew that the newer version may have had some upgrades to it, but was surprised to find that it is very user UN friendly and I find myself very frustrated trying to design simple projects due to all the changes. I was hoping that at the very least they would have some newer fonts, but they do not, and it doesn't even support a lot of the same fonts as the older version. Sadly disappointed.

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 12/14/2016

Hello, We are sorry to hear that you are not having a positive experience using Publisher. Please visit: for access to getting started guides, video tutorials, tips & tricks and more.




Great product love it

Been using it every day for the past week




No ready for prime time

This program is not ready for prime time. It runs slow and jerky. Tech support was useless. Do not buy this program. Microsoft has released it with all kinds of bugs that they cannot fix. I am running a new laptop with windows 10. It is not my computer since I can run all other programs. Look at customer reviews on the web, MS needs to make it right before releasing

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 10/14/2016

Hello, Sorry to hear you are experiencing issues using Publisher 2016. There are some recent issues documented in using Publisher 2016 with Windows 10. Please visit: as well as: to see if your issue is documented. You can always contact us via one of the methods located here to further discuss the issue: We would be happy to assist you.




Publisher 2016

Love it, it does everything I needed it to do.




Good features

I bought this a while ago and so far have enjoyed it




Publisher is great

I look forward to enjoying the use of Publisher 2016



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