Microsoft Releases a Big Update to Word, Excel and PowerPoint Apps for iOS Users

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    Microsoft has issued a refresh to its mobile office programs on the App Store: Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The apps have been updated with on-the-go comment editing, file renaming, quickly jumping to a page and much more. This is quite a big update, so here are all the new features that have been made available:

    Word for iOS
    • Fonts when you need them: Are you missing fonts in a document? Word automatically downloads them when you need them.
    • Quickly jump to a page: Long document? Navigate to a specific page — fast! Scroll, hold and drag to go directly to the page you need.
    • Rename a file: Everyone likes a do-over! Now you can name a Word doc directly from the Open or Recent tab.
    • Bi-directional and complex script languages: now supports bi-directional text editing and complex script for Arabic, Hebrew and Thai.
    • View protected documents: open and view documents that have access permissions applied to them.
    • Easier sharing: invite people to edit a document and grant them permissions, all from within the app.
    • Integration with Outlook: edit a document attached to an Outlook email message. When you’ve finished, the updated document will be attached to a new email message, ready to send.
    • New storage options: open, edit and save your work to iCloud and other online storage services. (requires iOS 8)
    • New templates: create great-looking Word documents more quickly by using one of the new templates.
    • Word Add-ins: add functionality to Word that enhance your documents and helps increase your productivity. (only on iPad, requires iOS 8.2 or newer)
    Excel for iOS
    • Add and edit comments: You’ve got something to say. Now that’s easier to do, because you can create and edit comments in Excel on iPad.
    • All comments in one place: Seeing is believing. View everyone’s comments in the new Comments task pane on iPad.
    • Rename a file: Everyone likes a do-over! Now you can name an Excel spreadsheet directly from the Open or Recent tab.
    • Bi-directional and complex script languages: now supports bi-directional text editing and complex script for Arabic, Hebrew and Thai.
    • View protected documents: open and view documents that have access permissions applied to them.
    • Easier sharing: invite people to edit a document and grant them permissions, all from within the app.
    • Integration with Outlook: edit a spreadsheet attached to an Outlook email message. When you’ve finished, the updated spreadsheet will be attached to a new email message, ready to send.
    • New storage options: open, edit and save your work to iCloud and other online storage services. (requires iOS 8)
    PowerPoint for iOS
    • Fonts when you need them: Are you missing fonts in a document? PowerPoint automatically downloads them when you need them.
    • Rename a file: Everyone likes a do-over! Now you can name a PowerPoint presentation directly from the Open or Recent tab.
    • Bi-directional and complex script languages: now supports bi-directional text editing and complex script for Arabic, Hebrew and Thai.
    • View protected documents: open and view documents that have access permissions applied to them.
    • Easier sharing: invite people to edit a document and grant them permissions, all from within the app.
    • Integration with Outlook: edit a presentation attached to an Outlook email message. When you’ve finished, the updated presentation will be attached to a new email message, ready to send.
    • New storage options: open, edit and save your work to iCloud and other online storage services. (requires iOS 8)
    • Change Slide layout: make your content pop by changing the layout of your slide.
    • Insert from camera: insert pictures and videos from the camera right into your presentation.
    Microsoft’s mobile Office apps requires iOS 8.0 or later and are localized in English, Arabic, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hindi, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian and Vietnamese. Go ahead and follow the links from below to download them.

    Source: Word, Excel, PowerPoint
     

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