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Office Add-in is a term used by Microsoft Company for the software utility or for other programs that can be added to the primary program, for additional functions. As per the Style Guide, the add-in shouldn’t get confused with add-ons as the later is used for the hardware expansion unit.
The add-ins has specific but limited features that require very less memory resources. It can’t run by all by itself, so it is designed to use up by the particular program that is installed separately.
So adding up the Office add-ins with office setup 2016 will help you to customize the documents or will help in fast accessing information on the web. For example- with the help of Office add-ins, you can actually look up the items on Wikipedia directly or you can add an online map on your document, without leaving the MS-Word document.
Note- Microsoft is in the process of updating their products, documentation, samples, and other resources to make the program name change from ‘apps for Office and SharePoint’ to ‘Office and SharePoint add-ins’. They made this modification for the better understanding of the extension from the Office applications. So the messages and dialogs are different from what you see on the application.
Here, in this article know about the Office add-ins for Microsoft Word 2016 (to download, office setup 2016, you need to visit office.com/setup)
Check out the steps to purchase an Office add-in for Microsoft Word 2016-
Note- After purchasing Office productivity suite, you need to check your registered email ID to get office setup product key, which you will need later to activate.