MC223444: Introducing Designer in Word for Web

We’re introducing Designer in Word for the web, a feature that offers formatting consistency and style variety for every document. This message is associated with Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 63455.

MC223444: Introducing Designer in Word for Web

Affected Workloads

  • Office for the web

Key points

  • Timing:
    • Targeted release: Complete
    • Standard release: begin in late February (previously early February) and complete in mid-July (previously mid-June)
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: user control
  • Action: review and assess

How this will affect your organization

Designer helps writers create documents with a consistent look-and-feel. It provides a variety of themes to help writers create documents that better communicate ideas visually.

To access Designer, open a document in Word for the web and then select Home > Designer.

To access Designer, open a document in Word for the web and then select Home > Designer.

Designer also detects formatting inconsistencies. Apply formatting fixes by clicking on a button at the top of the pane or allow formatting fixes to be applied automatically when selecting a theme.

Apply formatting fixes by clicking on a button at the top of the pane or allow formatting fixes to be applied automatically when selecting a theme.

In addition, Designer will improve Word document accessibility by using semantic styles (e.g., title and headings).

Designer will eventually make additional suggestions as well.

What you need to do to prepare

When Designer is available in your tenant, your users will see it in the Home ribbon of Word for the web.

You might want to update your end-user documentation and training.

Learn more

Message ID: MC223444
Published: 03 October 2020
Updated: 30 June 2021