Microsoft Office apps on iPad with Trackpad & Mouse Support

After 6 months Microsoft is releasing trackpad and mouse support for its Office apps on iPad OS. This means Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Apple’s iPad is similar to Windows and Mac devices.

According to the announcement post, iPad uses running Office apps can enjoy big benefits. For example, moving the fingers on the trackpad in the magic keyboard will transform the cursor into the tool needed depending on the content. Your trackpad to move photos around highlight a passage of text or select a range of cells in Excel. In PowerPoint resize and move graphics.

It is not for only the magic trackpad. Use this as long as a mouse or trackpad is connected to an iPad. This can be through BlueTooth or USB.

Microsoft is releasing improvements to the Start screen and ribbon on Office apps on the iPad. Both feature fluent design cleaner modern look and help easily find to open or get started.

Microsoft is phasing this update so everyone will not get it immediately. If it is not there, be patient. It is one of many updates recently announced for apps on Apple products. The company announced for iOS 14 the ability for edge and outlook to be default on iPhones and iPads. Latest new home screen experience for OneDrive too.

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