Office 365 for Mac now lets you insert and rotate 3D models in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Laurent Giret

Mac users can now get creative with 3D models following this week’s update for Office 365 for Mac. After installing the latest versions of Word, Excel and Powerpoint for Mac, Mac users will be able to insert 3D models from local files or Microsoft’s Remix 3D online library. 

3D models should appear on the Insert tab of the Office ribbon, right to Shapes and Icons. After adding a 3D object in an Word, Excel or Powerpoint document, the three Office apps will let you rotate or tilt it in any direction, just like you can in an app like Paint 3D on Windows 10.

In addition to support for 3D models, this latest update for Office 365 for Mac also let you embed your custom fonts in your files in Powerpoint. The more creative users will also be pleased to know that they can now use their mouse or touch pad to draw with ink in Word, Excel and Powerpoint.

All these new features require an Office 365 subscription, and 3D models are only supported on macOS version 10.12 or newer. You can learn more about how to get started with 3D models on this support page.

Update: We’ve edited this post to clarify that these features are only available to Office 365 subscribers, not Office 2016 for Mac perpetual customers.