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Microsoft Office now has 3D Touch and annotations with ink

For those who use the Microsoft Office products for iOS; Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint, an update to the suite today, Jan. 21, will make it even sweeter. All three products have received updates letting you use 3D Touch, Spotlight search, and more.

What’s new

First, the addition of 3D Touch support will make those iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus users quite happy. You can now quickly create or open a file right from your home screen. Next comes the addition of Spotlight search letting you access the most recent document, spreadsheet, or presentation easily. You can also now download fonts from the cloud, making it simple to get the ones you need.

More specifics

For those with an iPad, you can check out the Draw tab to annotate with ink using your finger or if you have an iPad Pro, you can use your Apple Pencil. If you are a PowerPoint user, you can apply the Morph transition when you need to move several objects at one time.

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Integration with Microsoft Outlook, iCloud, and Box all came to Microsoft Office for iOS last year. Those were terrific updates, as are these new features added today. Be sure to update your apps and check them out.

Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft PowerPoint are all designed for iPhone and iPad. They are each available for free on the App Store with in-app purchases for Office 365 Home or Personal, which is needed to create and edit documents.

In other news, take a look at Mirror your Mac to your Apple TV with Remote Buddy Display, Did we just get our eyes on the upcoming ‘iPhone 6c?’, or Apple to open first iOS App Development Center in Europe.

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