Introducing gutter and section margins
Writer's new gutter options, including mirror margins and section margins, simplify the process of designing printer-friendly layouts.
Aggregation functions to enable effective data presentation with charts
Writer now allows you to add aggregation functions such as count, count distinct, sum, average, min, max, median, and group by while adding charts in mail-merged documents in order to process and present your data exactly the way you need it.
Introducing document approval workflows in Writer
Streamline the process of creating, reviewing, and approving documents as well as operations across your organization with Writer's document workflows.
Writer, now on your iPad and Android tablet web browsers!
Enjoy unrestricted access to all Writer's capabilities from your iPad and Android tablet web browsers! The latest update to the Writer mobile site empowers you with all the same tools and features as the existing laptop/desktop version.
Extensions to publish on multiple platforms directly from Writer
We have made it easier for you to post your articles and blog posts from Writer to Medium, Zoho Connect, Sites, and Desk.Read more
Zoho Sign automation credit limits
Starting May 12, 2022, every document merged and sent for signature collection from Writer to Zoho Sign will consume one automation credit.Read more
Filter records by date!
We are delighted to introduce date-based filters and conditions for more flexible filtering.Read more
New Features to help you with Document Merge
To add to our last update, we're are excited to provide more ways to automate and customize your document generation.Read more
Add Dynamic Charts in Merge
We've built a way for you to dynamically generate a chart that can be embedded in your document during merge. Popular types of charts like column charts, bar charts, pie charts, doughnut charts, and line charts are supported.Read more
Enhanced Drawing Editor & Improved Document Fidelity
Introducing an updated drawing editor and improved document fidelity.Read more
Fillable Template Enhancements that’ll help you do more
Introducing more field types, collecting form responses, customizable form actions and more.
Say hello to Specialized Automation Templates!
We’re giving you a whole new automation experience that specifically cater to your merge, sign and fillable needs.
Get work done faster with new new editing tools!
Adding to Writer’s list of quick formatting tools, we are introducing Next Paragraph Style and Organization Designs to further help you save time and increase efficiency.
Say Hello to more editing tools!
To add to our last update, we're giving you more editing tools help level up your formatting game.
Introducing improved editing tools!
From moving the navigation panel around, to choosing number formats more easily, we've improved tools you're already familiar with to make your formatting experience with Writer even better!
Line spacing gets more layout options!
Automatically adjust your paragraph lines based on the largest font or element, specify the minimum spacing required or even take complete control using the exact spacing option.
The many ways to use the new date field options
Writer can now automatically calculate past, present and future dates in your documents, even during merge.
Document version history now shows old comments!
View and keep track of all the comments you've received in your version history, right from the first draft.
New merge tools to power up your document merges
With a list of most requested features like repeating blocks, subform-field creation, date adjustments, and more—automating all your work from start to finish becomes so easy and effortless.
Introducing new language enhancements in Writer!
We’ve added a list of features to help improve Writer’s language skills and recognize uncommon words, so you won’t have to keep hitting the “ignore all” button each time.
Introducing sections and advanced layouts in Writer
We're adding a new, most-requested feature to Zoho Writer, our word processor. You can now divide your documents into multiple sections, and give them different properties (like columns, page orientation etc) that doesn't affect the rest of your document.
Format your book Writer this NaNoWriMo!
This National Novel Writing Month, we're giving you a list of tools to process your book and help you get a jump start on your novel writing journey.
Introducing Writer in Cliq!
Now share, view and create new documents while comfortably having a conversation on Cliq.
Introducing Page View in Writer’s Mobile and iPad Apps!
View everything you see on Writer's web version the exact same way on your phones and iPads. We’ve combined the power of paginated view with a brand new editing engine in Writer’s iOS, Android, and iPadOS apps.
Announcing the Bulk Merge add-on for document automation
Using the add-on, you can now buy additional credits for merges in multiples of 500 merges up to 4000 merges a month—apart from the free merges that come with your account.Read more
Zia has learned Espanol
With the early release of the Spanish version of our writing assistant, you can get grammar, writing style, and spelling suggestions for your documents instantly.Read more
Say hello to Writer's Signature Blocks
With Writer's Signature Block, all you have to do is simply add an image of your signature to all your documents and you're good to go.Read more
Introducing True Offline
We’re taking Writer’s offline mode up a notch. With True Offline, you can now work on your current document uninterrupted in both the web and mobile versions, even with those sudden connection losses. The best part? You don’t need to do any manual setup.Read more
Attachments, custom language, and recall options for signatures
E-signing has significantly transformed the way we sign, from bulk signing contracts to sending documents to other parts of the world for signature collection. However, it involves more than just digitally signing a document. First, the document has to be prepared, any necessary attachments have to be added, all the signer names have to be correctly entered, and then it has to be sent out for signature.
Our aim with this update is to make this whole process a lot smoother for both the sender and signer.Read more
Moving beyond PDF forms—Introducing interactive documents in Writer
Insert fillable fields into your documents as you create them. From drop downs to signatures and address fields, we’ve added everything you’d need to create a clean, stylish fillable document.
Apart from collaborating on the document, you can now publish the entire document as a form. Respondents can fill out a document and send a copy of the filled document back to you—without affecting the original document you created.Read more
Bring styles from other documents
Like a particular style? Just import it! Say your team likes the style you used in a particular document and wants to set it as the default style throughout your organization—that way you don’t need to change each existing document one by one.
With our new update, you can simply import these styles from the document and apply them to all other documents. Then, just like that, you can say hello to your new styleRead more
Save Docs as Organization templates
Create and design a document layout from scratch, save it as a template, and share it across your organization. This way, every employee can access and use this template while creating documents.Read more
Introducing template-driven document automation
Introducing a more advanced, intelligent document template that can then drive your contract or personalized marketing workflow in just a couple of clicksRead more
Drag and drop your content easily
With this new update to Document Navigator, you can restructure your content in sections by simply moving your headings around in the panel.
This new feature will also save your collaborators from spending twenty minutes searching the document for a specific paragraph or title—they’ll only need to open the Outline View panel to search for the section they need.Read more
Introducing Advanced Find & Replace, Copy Data from Zoho Sheet, and Multi-Page Views
We’re giving you new tools to help keep your work organized and easily editable at every stage of the document.Read more
Introducing the new Zoho Writer—the birth of a work processor
Writer steps into its sixth major version, with updates aimed at bringing more perspective to collaboration, reducing manual paperwork, and making work easier.Read More
Now customize your output options after form submission
We have introduced a few enhancements to customizing the output options after Form submissions.Read More
Introducing Engagement Insights
This will be your new go-to place to learn how your collaborators engage with the document, where they stand as a part of the project, what sections of your document have maximum engagement, and more.
Engagement Insights primarily offer an in-depth intelligence of how collaborators are interacting with your content. There’s a new chart to let you know which page most of your collaborators are spending time on.Read more
Restrict who can see your comments
Have parallel conversations across teams within the same document. Add comments for your internal and external teams separately. Writer now lets you restrict comments to specific people, user roles, and groups.Read more
Comments can now be formatted
You can now add basic formatting to text in comments, and also hyperlink any part of your comment.Read more
Introducing Writer's desktop apps
The wait is finally over! Thanks to everyone who wrote to us. Our team has been hard at work to give you the new desktop versions of Writer for Windows, macOS, and Linux platforms.Read more
5 holiday treats from Writer
In the spirit of the holiday season we picked and implemented some of the most requested features on our community right now. We hope you like these holiday treats!Read More
Introducing Writer’s new merge fields: add QR Codes and more
Writer now offers new special fields to streamline your bulk document process. Add dynamic elements like QR codes, bar codes, and watermarks to your documents in bulk.Read More
Posting your content from Writer to WordPress just got easier
With new publishing options, categories, tag suggestions and more, we’re making it easier than ever to post your blogs from Writer to WordPress.Read More
Introducing new layout controls for tables and images in Writer
We’ve added new layout control tools to make it even easier to use tables and images in Writer.Read More
Professionalize your writing and boost your vocabulary with the latest update from Zia
Zia now offers suggestions to improve word choice and tone in formal documents.Read More
Introducing powerful tools for a better image-review experience in Writer
We’re adding new markup tools and a full-screen preview for images to enhance the way you review images in Writer.Read More
Announcing 5 new updates to improve the way Table Formulas work in Writer
With the new Prefix/Suffix, Format and Conditions options, we're streamlining the way Writer handles Table Formulas across your documents.Read More
Now insert charts in Writer
Writer has now partnered with Zoho Sheet to let you insert charts dynamically into documents without any hassle.Read More
Introducing Night Mode
Turn off the lights, get comfortable and write away! Night or day, choose the setting you want and keep writing uninterrupted with Writer's new Night Mode.Read More
Define your text and para styles
Now with customizable font styles, give all your work a unique touch and save styles to your library to access them across documents.Read More
Announcing 7 new user-requested features for Writer
Here are 7 new updates we rolled out this month that should make a big difference in the way you use Writer.Read More
The new all-powerful Writer 5 is here!
With the right blend of AI, automation and other exciting features, Writer beautifully refines the way you work.Read More
Combine an MS Word document with your Writer document
You can now combine revisions from an MS Word document with your Writer document. Your original document and the one your collaborator revised will exist as two different files, making it difficult for you to track what's changed and maintain a master file. The new Combine Revisions feature in Writer solves these problems.Read More
Work uninterrupted, from wherever you like
Introducing Writer offline. Writer can now work internet-free, so you can take your laptops to places without connectivity and continue writing uninterruptedRead More
Adding support for extended font weights, non-standard symbols and more!
We have provided support for extended font weights, fixed kerning problems, handled non-standard fonts, punctuation, glyph processing and much more.Read More
Writer’s Designer Update 2018
Writer gets a completely refreshed set of color palettes, page borders, table designs and document themes. Learn how you can use Writer to improve the overall document creation experience.Read More
Introducing the Writer’s Web Clipper Extension for Firefox and Chrome.
Open your Writer documents or clip references to them using the Writer's Web Clipper Extension.Read More
More fonts and better font handling
We've added some new fonts to the library, and improved the way Writer documents handle system fonts.Read More
How mail merge can help you personalize and send mass mails?
Writer’s Mail Merge lets you send personalized messages to multiple email recipients and help solve some of your organization’s everyday document distribution problems. See how you can be benefitted from the new options that we have introduced in Mail Merge.Read More
Introducing live checklists for your living documents
We have upgraded how Writer makes lists with new collaborative checklists, bullet designs, custom images as bullets, emojis and much more.Read More
Opening up early access to Zia's grammar-checking capabilities
Here's a quick recap of Writer in 2017, and a sneak peek into Zia's grammar checking capabilities that will be unveiled in 2018.Read More
Connect Writer with apps that matter to you
Announcing the Writer Open APIs, as well as integrations with workflow automation pioneer Zapier and other third-party cloud drives.Read More
The new dashboard, font search and more
Writer's new dashboard is a one-stop place to view all of your documents and templates. Also, you can now use the search option in the Library to look up fonts that support a particular language.Read More
Introducing collaborative code snippets, and quotes in Writer
From C to Swift, work in 13 common coding languages. This option, combined with Writer’s full-featured word processing capabilities, makes it easy to create your own knowledge base on the cloud. Access your code from any device, no matter where you are.Read More
Introducing the all-new Writer for Mobile: A Big Leap Forward
Writer’s iOS and Android apps get comments, better offline support, and an elegant design makeover. It’s cleaner, lighter, and more fun to use than ever!Read More
Write in Arabic, Hebrew, and Other Right-to-left Languages
We're happy to introduce complete support for right-to-left languages like Arabic, Persian, Hebrew, and Urdu. This update opens Writer to more than 300 million people in 20 countries across the world, and we couldn't be more excited.Read More
It’s National ESIGN Day, and We Have Some Amazing News for You!
Seventeen years ago today, the US Congress passed the Electronic Signatures in Global and National Commerce Act (ESIGN), ensuring the legal validity of contracts entered into using electronic signatures and records. This turned out to be a milestone in the history of contract management, opening the door to a whole new way of signing contracts and closing deals.
Today we’re extremely happy to introduce our new integration with a company that’s been providing a flawless end-to-end electronic signature experience on all of your devices.Read More
The Art of Precision: How to Use a Ruler
To be precise, is to know exactly how close two objects can be in a given space. Optimal use of such precision is what makes for good design aesthetics. That's why we believe setting margins in your document, is an art in itself.
Ruler in Writer has taken a major leap forward recently. Let's see how it can help you better format your documents.Read More
A Change for the Better: Working with Changes Just got Easier
Too many changes can often make documents look fouled up. With No Markup mode, you have the freedom to continue working on documents without having to see the strikeouts and additions being made by your editors. And since you have Track Changes turned on, you can still see what’s been added or removed.Read More
Our Mail Carrier is Now Stronger Than Ever!
We’re extremely happy to announce newly bulked-up Mail Merge options in Writer. Send emails, letters, labels, or envelopes to up to 500 people at once, without breaking a sweat, and without dogs chasing you.
HR executives can use it to send interview letters, teachers can use it to send out circulars—Mail Merge makes reaching out to a wider audience really easy. It can even handle minute details, making sure your mail or letter looks custom-tailored for each recipient.Read More
Collaborative Editing for WordPress using Writer
Writer is integrated with WordPress.com’s blogging platform—which means you can create and edit documents, collaborate on them with friends, colleagues or classmates, and post directly to a web page or blog, all from one place.
Images, layout, and most of your formatting details will be preserved, too. All you have to do is to add your web content and hit Publish.Read More
Electronic Signature in Writer - Some Significant Updates
Writer integrates with Adobe Sign and DocuSign to help you send documents for electronic signature. We wanted to make the current process simpler, and also accommodate additional features and signature fields in both Adobe Sign and DocuSign.Read More
Introducing Multi-column Layouts and more in Writer
You’ve been asking, and now, after hundreds of thousands of code changes, we’re delivering. Your documents are about to get a lot prettier. We’re extremely happy to finally announce this: Introducing multi-column layouts and more in Writer. Woot woot!Read More
Now you can save a copy of your Writer document to other cloud drives.
When we released the new version of Writer, many of you wrote to us. You told us that you loved Writer's pleasant writing experience, but wanted to save your documents to cloud drives you or your team have been using.
We're happy to announce that Writer can now be paired with other popular cloud drives for backup*. Save a copy of your Writer document in Dropbox, Google Drive, Box, Evernote, or OneDrive.Read More
4 Easy Ways to Keep Track of Changes in your Document
This could happen to many of us: You come back to work after a long weekend and resume working on something you left unfinished on Friday afternoon. To your surprise, you open the document and discover all sorts of changes, comments, and a multitude of highlights from your teammates. This uncanny moment, when you don't recognize your own work anymore, is something we set out to fix with the new improvements in Writer's Version History. Read on:Read More
Six Delicious Holiday Treats from Writer
In keeping with the holiday spirit, we’d like to give our users some treats. Check out Writer’s new enhancements and innovations:Read More
Introducing Multiple Selection, Quick Seek and more in Writer
We are continuously improving Writer to give you the best writing experience ever on a Word Processor. Starting from today, we will be launching some very important update bundles for Writer, each baked with some really cool capabilities aimed at solving common problems. Here's a list of all the things we are launching today:Read More
Meet the All-New Zoho Writer: Word Processing, Re-Imagined.
At Zoho, we believe writing should empower you: empower you to persuade minds, move hearts, and take action. Tools that aim to help shouldn’t distract. And that’s how we came up with the idea of creating tools that flow with your style of work, instead of forcing their style on you. Meet the all-new Zoho Writer!Read More
First Look: The New and Improved Zoho Writer
Preview the all-new Zoho Writer to see our cleaner, more stylish, and more intuitive interface. With a brand new look, comes a whole new approach – introducing modes, a simpler way to write. The Compose mode gives you a space to write without distractions. Switch to the Review mode when it's time to add other people to the equation, and get feedback from your peers. When you're done, reach your audience with the Distribute mode.Read More
Just In: View Changes Since Last Visit in Zoho Writer
Team collaboration can be tricky at times. With multiple people editing the document at the same time, you are often left in the lurch, puzzling over the new changes made since you last visited. While the version history helps you track down the different versions made since you last opened the document, it is time-consuming to identify the edits in the latest document.Read More
Automatic Heading Numbering in Zoho Writer
While creating user guides, technical documentation or hierarchical headings in legal documents, the need to have numbered headings to generate a structured TOC becomes important. Manually entering the numbers for every heading is simply tedious. To create structured documents, you can use two types of heading lists available in Zoho Writer.Read More
E-Signature Enhanced; Now Becomes More Business-Friendly
To keep up with the changing trend, Zoho Writer has now revamped its DigiSign feature, making it more business-friendly. With some brand new additions and modifications to the existing ones, you can now send create, collaborate, and close deals all using Zoho Writer!Read More
Announcing the New and Improved Mail Merge
With more options and easier functionality, the Mail merge in Zoho Writer is now better than ever! It now has more options to pull your data, an improvised merge field dialog, option to suppress blank fields, create personalized lines and more.Read More
Track Changes Control is Now Open to All
Track changes control is now extended to all the collaborators (with read/write access) of a document. So, it doesn't matter if you are not the owner or the co-owner of the document, you still can switch on the track changes and make the edits in the document.Read More
New Theme and Image Library
Zoho Writer gets a face lift with a brand new theme. You can now add images from various sources like Google Search, Flick, Picasa and others. You can also maintain an image library of all your previously used images!Read More
New Shapes and Textboxes
Breathe in life into your document with colorful shapes and text boxes. Explain complex business processes with flowcharts, and create creative cover pages using shapes. Get started and reshape your documents!Read More
Zoho Writer app for iPhone
Working on the go just got easier! Introducing the all new Zoho Writer app for iPhone! The iPad app also gets better. Now not just view and edit files in your iOS device, you can also create new documents and sync them to your cloud accounts.Read More
Proof Read with Ease
Get hold of all the errors in your document in one glance. The status icons at the end of your document now can tell if your document has any errors or not. You can click on the icons and fix all errors without manually editing each word.Read More
Introducing @ Mentions
Collaboration takes a step further with the introduction of “@mentions” in comments. While earlier, it was possible to add comments in a shared document to share your feedback or inputs, now you can direct those comments to specific users in the document or outside, to pull them into your discussion.Read More
Track Changes Integration with MS Word
A seamless integration between Zoho Writer and MS Word, so all your tracked changes stays just the way it was when you import or export. So, no matter where you edit, your changes are visible wherever you view it.Read More
Improved Table of Contents
Zoho Writer provide a gallery of pre-built TOC's with defined styles. It also comes with the options to customize the TOC till it's perfect for you.Read More
Advanced Line Breaks
With the new 'Widows and Orphans' line breaking options, control the way your paragraph content splits across pages to avoid straggling lines at the top and bottom of the page.Read More
Show formatting option allows you to see the formatting marks without which it is impossible to tell whether there exists an line break, indent, a tab stop, or simply a series of spaces whenever text is indented from the left.
Online or offline, work never stops. When you are not connected to the internet, you can now access and edit your documents offline. When you are back online, Zoho will let you to synchronize the modified documents with the online versions.Read More
Collaborate With External Users
Collaborating is no longer restricted to your organization. You can share document as links to people outside your organization and they can easily access the file and collaborate, without creating a Zoho account. Every file that is shared can be password protected to create a safer environment for collaboration.Read More
Your document is always in your control. With Track Changes turned on, every change your collaborators make to the document appears as a colored markup. It highlights each insertion, deletion, formatting change, or comment and provides you control over the document as you can selectively accept the edits and discard the ones that don't seem appropriate.Read More
Advanced features in commenting
You can now navigate directly to the unread comments in a document. In addition to modifying or replying to the comments, you can also resolve (close) comment threads when you’re done with them.
iOS Apps for Zoho Writer
Zoho Writer for iPad is a powerful, feature-rich offline text editor that helps you create beautiful documents on the go. Creating and editing documents is made easy with the smart built-in editor. Documents created can later be uploaded to Zoho Docs/Dropbox and accessed anytime, anywhere.Read More
Multiple Headers and Footers
Headers and Footers are now customizable as per your need. You can either have the same header/footer for all pages, or choose to have different one on the first page. Additionally, you can also choose a different header/footer for odd and even pages.Read More
Automatic Notification of Document Changes
No document update slips your attention. Choose to receive email notifications, and keep track of every change made to your document. Quit regular visits to your document as Zoho Writer keeps you updated all the time.Read More
Formulas in Table
Who says you can't do calculations in your word documents? You can perform calculations and logical comparisons in a table by using formulas. The Formula command in the Table tab allows you to add numbers, find average of numbers, find the largest or smallest number in the table cell range you specify.Read More
Automatic Date Change
You can quickly insert the current date into the body of a document as well as in the header and footer. The date is automatically updated to the current date and helps you eliminate the tedious chore of manually deleting prior dates.
Pagination allows you to visualize page breaks while you’re editing your documents. Native printing is available in Google Chrome Browser and gives the best printing experience.
Android App for Zoho Writer
Zoho Writer Android App allows you to create impressive documents seamlessly with its intuitive user interface and rich set of features. You can either save these documents in local device, in MS Word format or push them to cloud devices like Zoho Docs, Google Drive and Dropbox. This app also allows you to open MS Word documents in your device.Read More
Table Cell Split and Merge
Working with tables is much easier now. You can merge cells of a table and even import merged cells from MS Word Documents.