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Office for iPad adds printing feature, more

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 30 Apr 2014 11:19 User comments (1)

Today, the software giant updated the apps, adding the ability to print along with some other improvements. Microsoft says printing was the top requested feature since launch.

Says Microsoft: "Your top request is here! You can now print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations to an AirPrintTM printer. In Word for iPad, you can choose to print a document with or without markup. In Excel, print a selected range, a single worksheet or an entire spreadsheet. Of course, you can select the pages or slides you want to print."

Additionally, the company has added "SmartGuides" in PowerPoint to help align pictures, shapes, text and more within the slide. The update also fixes some bugs and improves overall performance.

The suite is free to download and will allow for free read-only of all Office documents as well as presentations. If you want to create and edit documents, you will need to pony up for an Office 365 subscription, which can be as cheap as $5 per month depending on your needs.

You can find the Word app here. You can get the Excel app here and PowerPoint here.

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17.5.2014 10:45

ive been working around the lack of printing beforehand by saving evertying to onedrive and printing from the print n share app, even handier if you dont have an airprint printer

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