Microsoft has finally launched the most awaited new office software for i-pads. This software mainly consists of Microsoft word, PowerPoint and excel. All the new apps are made available to users and one can freely download without paying any charges. It is currently available in 135 markets in 29 languages, some of which are English, Dutch, Korean, Russian, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, and French etc. It helps in reading all the office formats and offers presentation mode for free. This new software has ultimately filled the gap between office software and smart phones. The content and formatting for documents remains same while we are changing it. And to work upon the document which is stored online we do not need to be necessarily connected to a network. We can easily edit the documents stored online by remaining offline and the changes made would automatically be saved once we get connected to any network or Wi-Fi.
1. Subscription to office 365
Though the apps are available for free to download and install but it’s necessary to subscribe to Office 365 to access the editing features. Without subscription we can open documents from One Drive, emails, attachments and even from the device itself. We can also share the files and give PowerPoint presentations. Subscription to office 365 also includes the subscription to One drive and One drive for business accounts. This subscription helps to create our own documents and edit documents. With it we can make quick changes in our word, excel or PowerPoint documents.
All the apps designed in the software shares information which facilitates us to use it easily and also learn and adapt to it quickly. Every app is defined in prevailing colours interfaces. Everything including menu items and button points are thoughtfully created for the software. This is one of the reasons why the software took a lot of time for its development.
Microsoft office for new i pad air runs on it smoothly without any hang-ups. It is very easy to get started with the software. The new ’OPEN IN’ feature helps to display the mails and documents in the form as they are without any change in font and format. It also helps in loading directly a document which we have received in our email or anywhere else.
4. Excel app
Microsoft has provided chart recommendations for excel app which facilitates the ability to view live charts that automatically updates data within the spread cells. It is also provided with numeric keyboard for easy adding of equations and formulas.
5. Custom zoom control
This feature appears when we select a text and helps in accurately positioning the cursor for the required text selection which is comparatively difficult when we do with touch.
Office for ipad air is truly impressive and works very well. It is a decent collection of full featured set of apps which look and work naturally. Seeing all the above features and performance of the new launched software we can see that it was a real necessity for all and has received positive responses from all over.