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Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Microsoft releases Office Touch for Windows 10 Preview


Microsoft Office Touch for Windows 10

Microsoft has released Office Touch for Windows 10 Preview through the beta version of the Windows Store. The release includes touch optimized versions of Word, Excel and PowerPoint. They are also universal apps, which means they will work across all form factors including tablets and phones.

Microsoft has already released Office Touch for Android and Office Touch for iOS, so its great to see the company has finally shifted its focus to its own platforms. In fact Office Touch will also be preinstalled on Windows 10 for phones, which is scheduled for preview release in February.

Microsoft Word for Windows 10

Microsoft Word Touch for Windows 10
  • Word documents look great on smaller screens, just as they do on your computer.
  • Images, tables, charts, SmartArt, footnotes, equations are all there, nicely formatted.
  • View email attachments and access Word documents from OneDrive, Dropbox, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
  • Pick up from where you left off because Word knows what documents you were working on last, no matter what device you were using.
  • Print Word documents.
  • When you edit a document, your content and formatting are maintained across all your devices – PC, tablet and phone.
  • Express your ideas exactly the way you want, with rich formatting including fonts, pictures, tables, textboxes, shapes, footnotes, page layout and more.
  • Review documents by tracking changes and adding comments.
  • Simply share your work with others by emailing the document or a hyperlink.
  • It’s easy to pick up the app and get started, because it’s like the Word experience you already know.
  • The familiar navigation and menu options are built for a touch experience. No keyboard or mouse required.
  • Some text features (such as IME support and text prediction) are not yet ready but will be in a future update.

Microsoft Excel for Windows 10

Microsoft Excel Touch for Windows 10
  • Excel spreadsheets look great on smaller screens, just as they do on your computer.
  • Formulas, tables, charts, comments, PivotTables, sparklines, conditional formatting are all there, so you see the whole picture.
  • View email attachments and access all your Excel spreadsheets from OneDrive, Dropbox, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
  • Pick up from where you left off because Excel knows what spreadsheets you were working on last, no matter what device you were using.
  • Print Excel worksheets.
  • When you edit a spreadsheet, your content and formatting are maintained across all your devices – PC, tablet and phone.
  • Turn numbers into insights, with support for formulas, charts, tables, PivotTables, sorting, filtering, and more.
  • Simply share your work with others by emailing the spreadsheet.
  • It’s easy to pick up the app and get started, because it’s like the Excel experience you already know.
  • The familiar navigation and menu options are built for a touch experience. No keyboard required.
  • Some text features (such as IME support and text prediction) are not yet ready but will be in a future update.

Microsoft PowerPoint

Microsoft PowerPoint Touch for Windows 10
  • PowerPoint presentations look great on smaller screens, just as they do on your computer.
  • Images, embedded video, tables, charts, SmartArt, transitions, animations are all there, nicely formatted.
  • When presenting, use the built-in laser pointer, pens or highlighters to get your point across.
  • View email attachments and access all your PowerPoint presentations from OneDrive, Dropbox, OneDrive for Business, or SharePoint.
  • Pick up from where you left off because PowerPoint knows what presentations you were working on last, no matter what device you were using.
  • Print PowerPoint presentations.
  • When you edit a presentation, your content and formatting are maintained across all your devices – PC, tablet and phone.
  • When you edit a presentation, your content and formatting are maintained across all your devices – PC, tablet and phone.
  • Simply share your work with others by emailing the presentation or a hyperlink.
  • It’s easy to pick up the app and get started, because it’s like the PowerPoint experience you already know.
  • The familiar navigation and menu options are built for a touch experience. No keyboard required.
  • Some text features (such as IME support and text prediction) are not yet ready but will be in a future update.


Check out a video demonstration of Office Touch here.
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