Microsoft will be adding new features to its Office Online web-based applications. This includes the online version of Microsoft Word. Lawyers, as huge Word users, will benefit from these new features.
Although all of the details are not yet available, there will be new text formatting options similar to the desktop version of Word. This will include things such as autocorrect and the format painter.
Having more options in Word Online will make it easier for lawyers to draft and edit documents on computers that don't have (or can't have) the desktop version of Word installed. This will include Chromebooks, computers running Linux, etc.