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?

Developer comment · Microsoft Team responded on 6/21/2017

Hello, sorry to hear that you are experiencing issues with Publisher 2016. Please visit for tips & tricks, troubleshooting assistance and more. 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.




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.




Publisher Moves Slow

I currently have the subscription. Sometimes it moves so slow that its unbearable. Simply resizing a picture takes a long time. If I switch to the downloaded version, would it move faster?

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 2/7/2017

Hello, Sorry to hear that you are experiencing difficulty working in Publisher. Please visit: to troubleshoot the issue. If you'd like to speak with a support representative, you can reach us via any of the methods located here: We would be happy to assist you.




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.



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.




Removed important feature!

Why Microsoft has chosen to remove Live Preview from this version of Publisher is beyond me! I use Publisher extensively and have always loved it's versatility and ease of use. The removal of Live Preview is a major step backwards for this product and, IMHO makes it inferior to previous versions.




Publisher 2016

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




Definitely great features

I am definitely glad that I purchased this program. I am able to produce better Church Bulletins that look a lot more professional than one we had before I started to using Publisher.




Micro soft publisher 2016 da best !

I had an older version (which I was very used to) but my computer went down and I was unable to find my original had to upgrade to new 2016. There are a lot of changes in the last 10 years so there is a learning curve but all my old files open and are usable ! Hooray !!! The only thing I really need is a set of disks in case I run into the issue least I will know where to put my hands on them !!!

Developer comment · Microsoft Store responded on 9/27/2016

Hello, There are multiple online resources available to you for getting started with Publisher 2016. Please visit:





Been using earlier versions of Publisher since the 1990s. I find it easy to use and to create newsletters,posters etc.



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