Microsoft announced that it has added mouse and trackpad support to its office for iPad. Earlier this year, tech giant Microsoft promised users it would update its Office 360 iPadOS apps and it is now available in the App Store for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
The new office updates make working on iPad even easier to take full advantage of trackpad support in iPadOS to give iPad users using a mouse or Apple’s new Magic Keyboard easy cursor control, fluid navigation, and precise adjustments.
When moving a finger across the built-in trackpad of Magic Keyboard, the cursor transforms into the tool you need depending on the content you’re pointing to. And using a mouse or trackpad with iPad for common tasks like highlighting a passage of text in Word, selecting a range of cells in Excel, and moving and resizing graphics in PowerPoint are as simple and intuitive as ever. This experience is similar to anyone using Office on a Mac or a PC and helps make iPad even more versatile and capable for getting more work done.
According to a blogpost by Microsoft, the software maker is updating the overall user experience in word, excel and PowerPoint with updated start screens and ribbons. These updates add Fluent UI which you’ll see across the Microsoft 365 experience.
Additional updates to be released over the next few months include multiple document support in Excel, powerful contextual menus, and offline file support for cloud files. The roll out of the mouse and keyboard support updates is in phases and should be available for all users in the coming weeks.
Most users don’t want to carry their laptops around and these added support is the perfect replacement opportunity for anyone using office on laptop.
Source: Microsoft tech community