Office for iPad (teaser 007)

Software giant Microsoft has issued a trio of updates to its Office for iPad applications in the App Store. Now available as free downloads, the refreshed editions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint for iPad bring over a dozen new capabilities enhancing your experience.

Some of the headline improvements include much-requested user-facing features such as the ability to use third-party fonts in your documents, export docs as PDF files, a new Presenter View for PowerPoint, new Picture Tools that let you crop to focus on the right part of an image, external keyboard support in Excel and more…

Microsoft Word 1.1 for iPad:

  • Send PDFs: You asked, we listened. Now you can send Word files as PDFs.
  • Picture Tools: Crop to focus on just the right part of a photo, or reset to undo your changes.
  • Fonts: Third-party fonts are now available in the Fonts menu.

Word 1.1 for iiPad (Photo Cropping)
Cropping a photo in Word for iPad

Download Word for iPad free in the App Store.

Microsoft Excel 1.1 for iPad:

  • Send PDFs: You asked, we listened. Now you can send Excel files as PDFs.
  • Flick to Select: Flick a cell’s selection handle in any direction to quickly and easily select all the data in a row or column.
  • External Keyboard Support: Using an external keyboard is even easier. Use the same keys to input data and move around a worksheet as you would on your PC or Mac.
  • PivotTables: Interact with PivotTables that have source data in the same workbook.
  • Print Options: More paper sizes and scaling options give you more control over the layout when printing your workbooks.
  • Picture Tools: Crop to focus on just the right part of the photo, or reset to undo your changes.
  • Fonts: Third-party fonts are now available in the Fonts menu.

Download Excel for iPad free in the App Store.

Excel 1.1 for iiPad (PivotTable)
Sorting a column in a PivotTable in Excel.

Microsoft PowerPoint 1.1 for iPad:

  • Presenter View: View and edit speaker notes, see your next slide, or jump to other slides while presenting.
  • Play Media: Play videos, sound effects, and background music while presenting.
  • Insert Video: Insert videos from your Camera Roll.
  • Picture Tools: Crop to focus on just the right part of the photo, or reset to undo your changes.
  • Presenter Tools: Now you can erase highlights and drawings on your presentation.
  • Send PDFs: Send PowerPoint files as PDFs.
  • Hyperlinks: Add links to your presentation or edit existing ones.
  • Fonts: Third-party fonts are now available in the Fonts menu.

Download PowerPoint for iPad free in the App Store.

PowerPoint 1.1 for iiPad (Presenter View)
Presenter View in PowerPoint.

Apps are free to download and try, but advanced features like creating new documents, editing and more require an Office 365 subscription, available as an annual $79.99 In-App Purchase.

Microsoft’s Office team blogged in detail about the aforementioned improvements so check out their article to learn about everything that’s been improved, enhanced and tweaked.

  • RobDigital413

    Macros…without macros excel is lame

  • jack

    $80/yr to edit a word file…………….

  • Neil Sardesai

    I’ll stick with iWork.