The new “Microsoft Designer” web application will in future create web-ready documents in Word for the web, which is also designed as a web application and is a free part of Microsoft Office on the web, formerly Microsoft Office Online.
Consistent results for web documents
Although the official designer.microsoft.com website is not yet accessible to the general public at this time and is only available with the help of one of the Twitter users @WalkingCat published workarounds, Microsoft has already enabled the support area for the new Microsoft Designer.
With Designer, you can easily create documents in Word for the web that look polished and professional – no design skills required!
Designer automatically checks for formatting and styling issues and creates fixes that you can apply. You can also apply a variety of design themes to make your document instantly consistent from top to bottom.
The main task of the designer is to prepare Word documents for publication on the Internet and to enable a consistent result. The following sections are available to users.
- Using Designer to resolve formatting issues
- Sorting Designer for Web results
- Finding Unsupported Elements
- Apply different themes
A wide selection of templates and themes is intended to help users without prior knowledge to prepare Word documents for publication on the Internet.
The Microsoft Designer web application, located in Word for the web via
Home → Designer is currently still marked as a preview and should be “soon“find their way into free Office on the web and the Microsoft 365 subscription service.
Try Microsoft Designer first
Users who wish to try the web application in advance can follow the instructions from the developer @WalkingCat Follow on Twitter.
Microsoft Designer pic.twitter.com/qK1S9MW6Lq
– Walking cat (@_h0x0d_) May 16, 2022