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Earlier this week Microsoft introduced an updated version of its OneNote app for iPhone, iPad, and Mac, and today new versions of its Office for iPad suite have been released. Version 1.1 of Office for iPad introduces a list of new features in the first major update to the tablet productivity apps. Included in the update is the ability to send files from Word and Excel as a PDF file, a new Presenter View for PowerPoint, and a list of several more features. Check below for the breakdown of new features for Excel, PowerPoint, and Word for iPad.

Microsoft Excel for iPad 1.1

What’s New in Version 1.1
•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.

Microsoft PowerPoint for iPad 1.1

What’s New in Version 1.1
•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.

Microsoft Word for iPad 1.1

What’s New in Version 1.1
• 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.

Microsoft Office for iPad was first released on the App Store earlier this year in March. Each app in the suite is available as a free download from the App Store, but requires a subscription to Microsoft’s service to unlock full features.

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6 Responses to “Microsoft releases Office for iPad update with PDF exporting, presenter view, third party fonts, more”

  1. shareef777 says:

    Sigh, still patiently waiting for a version of Office for Mac to be released that’s even remotely on par with its Windows counterpart.

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  2. Arnold Ziffel says:

    Oh, better get in there and snatch this update. Uh, oh, I deleted the “free” version right after I downloaded it just out of curiosity.

    Time to go back to picking my nose.

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  3. appleosxios says:

    OFFICE FOR MAC UPDATE PLEASE!!
    It’s been 4 years at least announce screenshots of the new Office for Mac.

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  4. Word 5.0 had all I ever needed…

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