Category Archives: Microsoft Office

Microsoft is ending support for Office apps on Chrome OS

Microsoft is ending support for Office apps on Chrome OS

Google's Chrome OS is capable of running Android apps natively, which makes inexpensive Chromebooks appealing to many users. Although many users consider Android apps support is one of the best features of Chrome OS, Microsoft, in a somewhat surprising move, decided to stop supporting some of its popular apps on Chrome OS.

Dictation in Office now supports seven more languages

Dictation in Office now supports seven more languages

Microsoft today announced seven new languages for the dictation feature in the Office apps. Now, users can use thirteen different languages to dictate text in Office Word, OneNote, Outlook, and PowerPoint. The new languages include the following: Hindi, Chinese (Taiwanese,) Korean, Russian, Thai, Polish, and Portuguese (Portugal.)

Office app on Android receives voice memos with automatic transcription

Office app on Android receives voice memos with automatic transcription

Microsoft continues transforming the Office app on mobile platforms into a universal all-in-one productivity-oriented program. The app already supports tons of features, previously available in individual apps. For example, you can open any Office file, create and edit PDF, scan images, business cards, whiteboards, and QR codes, create forms, and even sharpen your presentation skills with an AI-based coach. The latest update on Android brings another welcomed addition to the Office app: Voice memos with automatic transcription.

Enhanced Dark Mode is now available in Word for macOS

Enhanced Dark Mode is now available in Word for macOS

At the beginning of this year, Microsoft announced an enhanced dark mode for Word. With the new feature, Office Word switches canvas' color from white to dark, easing the strain on the users' eyes. The dark theme for Office apps is not something new. In fact, it is available since the release of the Office 2016. Still, even with the dark theme applied, Word keeps pages white. Upcoming updates for Office will finally fix this inconvenience.