Microsoft announced a range of new features for its Office Web Apps products on Thursday.
OneNote Web App Ink display
Microsoft has updated its OneNote web app to display ink throughout documents. OneNote users who take advantage of pen-input devices on Tablet PCs will now be able to view and share their ink documents with other Office Web Apps users.
Excel Web App improvements
Microsoft has enhanced its Excel web app. Excel web app now supports the ability to merge cells, automatically fit cell sizes based on content (AutoFit) and overall improved cell formatting. Excel Web App users can also now print directly from Excel spreadsheets. “We think this enhancement will be a great time-saver when you need to print a spreadsheet by accessing your Excel documents stored on SkyDrive when you’re away from your main PC,” explained Microsoft’s Office Web Apps product manager Jenni French, in a blog post on Thursday. Microsoft has also added right-click menus in its Excel Web App. The right click features allow Excel Web App users to Cut, Copy, Paste, and work with HyperLinks.
Microsoft’s other improvements include performance enhancements and stability improvements. “One of the most important things you’ve requested from us is to make the Web Apps faster and more reliable,” said French. “Today’s update includes a lot of behind-the-scenes improvements that do just that.”
Microsoft plans to share further details on Office Web Apps feedback in the coming weeks and how the company plans to improve its products.
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