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New Microsoft Word tools Researcher, Editor aim to help you with that research paper

Posted: 8:16 AM, Jul 27, 2016
Updated: 2016-07-27 11:51:04-04

As we inch closer to back-to-school season, Microsoft is ready to help students tackle their homework.

The company has introduced new tools for Word aimed at making those research papers a little easier to crank out. 

One of the new services is called Researcher and it tracks down credible sources. The feature reportedly populates related content right on the side of your Word document, allowing you to read the material and select excerpts and quotes to insert into your paper.

The company says the tool will also add the properly-formatted citation with just one click, how nice.

What's more, if you're having trouble making that sentence work, another feature called Editor will offer you alternative suggestions. Think of it as a boosted proof reading tool.

Microsoft says the feature will let you know if you're getting a little wordy and then make recommendations.

Researcher is now available for Word 2016 users on Windows desktops and Editor is set to roll out this fall. 

More details from Microsoft here.