Microsoft’s Office drawing features are now compatible with the iPad Pro. Even if it hard to believe, Microsoft just offered a good reason to purchase both Apple’s proprietary Pencil and iPad Pro. Back in 2007, the organization first launched “digital inking” resources for its Office application in the Windows operating system.
Last days, the software maker came out with similar drawing features the Office app for iPad. Judging from some users’ experience who have already tested the program, they are awesome and innovative. Of course, people do not have to draw over their Office docs to annotate these files.
Users can, for instance, add a yellow background to a paragraph of written text in MS Word and they can insert comments to various selected texts, by turning on the Track Changes in order to emphasize all these modifications.
Nowadays, iPad customers can draw over Word and other Office documents and create annotations. These new resources create annotation quicker: people only tap its “Draw” tab and then choose the pen or marking tool and the preferred color.
Customers can make a combination of sections in MS Word with several annotations, write notices on Excel files and group things in PowerPoint slides. When you are done tagging up records, it is easy to share these files.
All co-workers see all annotations and other users can remove them as needed by simply clicking to choose the notes as regular objects and eliminate them. Another awesome function allows people to instantly turn lines to object shapes in MS PowerPoint, even if it does not always perform as it is expected to.
If you utilize Apple’s proprietary Pen or other tech pencil, you will have to switch off the dedicated function, so you will use your fingers to search or otherwise get around docs without unintentionally drawing lines on them.
Of course, Apple’s stylus is not the only pen that is compatible with the Office app for iPad. But, this is the only tested pen that can work without needing to switch on the Draw feature. Office applications for iPad miss some functions you see in the Office PC application, but with their new inking assistance, the applications just received a significant and welcomed update.
This is particularly important for people who use the iPad Pro paired with an Apple Pen and the company has the possibility to spend money on creating new iPad designs every year. Even if it is on a decrease trend due to the cannibalization by big mobile phones, the iPad still is an important income source for Apple.
If it wants to have the chance of backing its iPad and getting it back to growth at some point, Apple cannot forget about the whole enhancement phase.
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