Hey Harry, I downloaded an update for the Office 2016 Preview yesterday. Not sure what it fixed or added, MS never said what it contained. So far the Preview looks good but there's a lot of eye candy missing. Also noticed how closely it now resembles Windows Office 2013, especially the Ribbon layout.
Many thanks to all of you for your words of wisdom. I tend to buy the manual first (the one that wasn't in the box) and then decide whether I like what Mr Pogue likes, before going out and buying the real thing. Thanks again. You're an encouraging bunch!