The company boasts that the suggestions feature is powered by "cutting-edge, neural-network, machine learning models, which are trained on millions of sentences".
To have this AI transform a sentence, the user needs to highlight the problematic sentence and then select Rewrite Suggestions in the context menu.
Word will then display a rewrite suggestion card near the selected sentence with three suggestion types that Word considers will improve the flow of the wording, make a phrase more concise, and improve readability with shorter, simpler wording.
The suggested changes in each case are highlighted in purple. However, if a sentence is good enough, there might not be a suggestion from Word.
The updated Rewrite Suggestions is available for Word on the web, but it requires a Microsoft 365 or Office 365 subscription.
In August, Microsoft explained that Notepad was a "well-loved text editor in Windows for over 30 years" and wanted to make it store-updatable so that it could respond to issues and feedback outside the Windows release cycle.