Touch Office apps for Windows 10: simple but powerful
The wait was long, and now they’re finally here: Microsoft has released a preview version of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, which is part of the version of Office 2016 with touch support, which will be released later this year.
Universal Office apps for Windows 10 includes Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and OneNote, but yesterday, the software giant released Word, Excel and PowerPoint, as OneNote already comes with Windows 10, the only application that has yet to come, remains Outlook.
As mentioned above, applications are universal, i.e. they use the same code that works on PCs, tablets and smartphones. However, these apps are not yet available for mobile devices. (According to the company, they will be released in the coming weeks).
I am a regular user of the desktop version of Office (I use it every day to write articles), and after a few minutes in company with the touch version, Office 2016, I was pleased with the current progress. The new app is simple but powerful, and Packed all the necessary functionality, which can be useful for an ordinary user. The company has managed to successfully incorporate all the features that I use in my work. However, I’m sure more demanding and especially enterprise users will find a lot of missing features.
Touch Office apps are on the way to becoming the perfect kit for devices with Windows 10. The installation process is super easy and quick and is carried out through the Windows Store (set in one click). In addition, the application light and fast, and in appearance they are virtually identical versions for Android and iOS.
In the touch versions of Word all the basic formatting features; you can change the fonts and headings, insert images, tables and forms change the layout, and even view documents in read mode, which drops all the editing tools, distracting from the free reading. Documents are saved locally or to OneDrive, but you can choose other services such as Google Drive, Dropbox and other cloud storage, using file Explorer.
At this moment there are no printing options, and cannot bind two Word document side by side, ie you can only work with one document at a time (this is also true for Excel and PowerPoint).
Excel is equipped with all the basic features and basic formatting. Anyone who in the past used the desktop version of Excel, you can easily get in touch the application that much easier.
PowerPoint offers enough opportunities to create flashy presentations. Moreover, this application supports drawing annotations in presentation mode.