Microsoft adds new features to Office Web Apps

Office 2013 and Office 365 Home Premium have received a lot of attention lately, for good reason, but this week Microsoft finally announced that it has added some new features to its free Office Web Apps programs.

The updates were revealed in a new post on the Office blog and include a way for users to quickly add images they find on the web into an document. Microsoft states, "Just copy the picture and then paste it in the web app, using the keyboard (CTRL+V or ⌘+V). This works in Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App, and OneNote Web App."

The Word Web App, PowerPoint Web App and OneNote Web App now include a toolbar with formatting commands that shows up whenever a user selects a word or phrase. In addition, the OneNote Web App toolbar has support for marking to-do items and tagging notes.

The PowerPoint Web App now allows users to change the layout of a slide by a right click to bring up different layouts. It also allows users to format the text in a shape, along with being able to copy and paste content from another slide.

Finally, Microsoft has given the Excel Web App an number of new features, including the ability to open workbooks that contain comments. If the app is being used on a touchscreen-based device, users can now move and resize charts, and select multiple cells via tapping on a cell and then dragging a selection handle. The Excel Web App has also received some overall performance improvements.

Source: Office blog | Image via Microsoft

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