Microsoft wants to make Office apps Apple Pencil-friendly. The company wants these apps to work the same way they work on Windows 10 devices with the help of Surface Pen. Finally, the latest Microsoft Office update improves the way Office apps work on iOS devices, especially iPhone 6S, iPhone 6S Plus and iPad Pro.
Microsoft Word, Powerpoint and Excel can now be quickly accessed as 3D Touch support has been added for these apps. You can now deep-press the icons located on the home screen to launch these apps immediately. With 3D touch integration, it has now become easier to create or open documents, or create a new spreadsheet or Powerpoint presentation on your latest iPhone, iPhone 6S or iPhone 6S Plus.
Announcing the Microsoft Office update for iOS, the company on its Office blog wrote, “Today we are releasing new inking tools in Office for iPad and iPad Pro to make it easy to use your finger or Apple Pencil to work on documents, presentations, spreadsheets and notes.” So how will Apple Pencil integration make it easy? As Microsoft in its blog suggests, with your Apple Pencil, you can now “simply start inking in Office on iPad Pro and Office on Windows desktops” or “Review and comment on documents with your pen” for which no printing is required.
With the Apple Pencil, you can now also “Convert sketched shapes into formatted graphics with just a few pen strokes.” In short, the Microsoft Office update for iOS lets you use Apple’s stylus on the latest iOS devices like iPad Pro, iPhone 6S and iPhone 6S Plus, just like how Windows users use Surface Pen on the Surface Book and Surface Pro 4.
The Microsoft Office update also lets you put iOS 9’s feature Spotlight Search to use. With the help of this feature, you can conduct a search for saved documents and files within Microsoft Word. But make sure that you remember the names of the documents saved.
To understand the new features in detail, click here.