If you have a hard time talking to an audience during presentations, there is a new tool from Microsoft to help you. Previously available in PowerPoint Online only, Presenter Coach is now accessible on Windows, macOS, iOS, Android, and Web. Microsoft announced this feature for Office Online back in 2019. Now it is ready for general use on all supported systems.
Microsoft has already updated its Office apps for iPad with mouse and trackpad support. Still, there is some room for improvements. For example, right-click opens a classic touch-oriented context menu, which is not the most convenient option when using a trackpad or mouse. Luckily, the latest update for Office for iPad brings updated context menus with better accessibility.
About a month ago Word got an enhanced dark theme in the beta version of Office and now it is time for Android apps. Dark mode comes to Word, Excel and PowerPoint on Android.
Those using Excel for the Web will be happy to know about the upcoming improvements. Microsoft announced a bunch of new features coming soon to Excel Online.
Microsoft has been actively adding new features to its Office Online web apps in recent days, and the flood of new capabilities does not stop. Now, users can transform existing Word documents into fully-fledged PowerPoint presentations. A new "Transform" command is available to those using Word for Web.
According to recent rumors, Microsoft attempted to buy image-sharing social network Pinterest, but the negotiations hit the wall with no further progress. Nevertheless, two companies appear to strengthen their partnership with new Pinterest integrations into Microsoft’s products. On the Tech Community Forum, Microsoft today announced that users can now embed interactive Pinterest Pins into OneNote and Word for Web.
Microsoft has announced an update to the built-in dictation mechanism in Office for Windows. With the upcoming update to Office, users will have the ability to enter text using voice in seven new languages. These include Hindi, Russian, Polish, Portuguese (Portugal), Korean, Thai, and Chinese (Taiwan). In the future, Microsoft promises to add more languages to this list.
Here's how to disable Text Predictions in Word and Outlook if you don't like this new feature.
Microsoft today announced that the text predictions feature is coming to Word and Outlook. It works similar to what Gmail on web and Android has. It is indented to speed up your input by analyzing the already entered text and giving a prediction based on its context.
The latest Microsoft 365 roadmap update reveals the release date of text prediction for Word. If you are familiar the Gmail web app or its Android version, this feature must be well known to you. It uses AI capabilities to learn your typing patterns and proactively predicts the next phrase with the context in mind. Microsoft announced word prediction for Office apps in the Autumn of 2020, and it is now coming to all Microsoft 365 subscribers. Currently, the smart text prediction feature is available to Office Insiders in the Beta Channel.
Microsoft has officially announced two new versions of the Office 2021 suite for those unwilling to adopt the Microsoft 365 subscription. It will be available later this year for regular consumers and commercial customers (LTSC) on Windows and macOS.