Office for iPad just got some of the great features you’ve been asking for

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Microsoft’s Office for iPad has been a hit from the moment it was finally launched in the App Store, with Word, Excel and PowerPoint quickly becoming top apps, and it looks like the Windows maker is not done with further improving this particular touch-first Office version. Microsoft has updated its Office for iPad apps, Ars Technica reports, with several interesting additions, including support for exporting files as PDFs, cropping pictures in line, and using third-party fonts in documents.

Microsoft’s Word for iPad, Excel for iPad and PowerPoint for iPad are available as free downloads from the App Store, but users will need an Office 365 subscription to be able to edit their various documents inside the apps. The new features added to each app in update 1.1 are detailed below.

Word for iPad 1.1 update:

  • Send PDFs: You asked, we listened. Now you can send Word files as PDFs.
  • Picture Tools: Crop to focus on just the right part of a photo, or reset to undo your changes.
  • Fonts: Third-party fonts are now available in the Fonts menu.

Excel for iPad 1.1 update:

  • Send PDFs: You asked, we listened. Now you can send Excel files as PDFs.
  • Flick to Select: Flick a cell’s selection handle in any direction to quickly and easily select all the data in a row or column.
  • External Keyboard Support: Using an external keyboard is even easier. Use the same keys to input data and move around a worksheet as you would on your PC or Mac.
  • PivotTables: Interact with PivotTables that have source data in the same workbook.
  • Print Options: More paper sizes and scaling options give you more control over the layout when printing your workbooks.
  • Picture Tools: Crop to focus on just the right part of the photo, or reset to undo your changes.
  • Fonts: Third-party fonts are now available in the Fonts menu.

PowerPoint for iPad 1.1 update:

  • Presenter View: View and edit speaker notes, see your next slide, or jump to other slides while presenting.
  • Play Media: Play videos, sound effects, and background music while presenting.
  • Insert Video: Insert videos from your Camera Roll.
  • Picture Tools: Crop to focus on just the right part of the photo, or reset to undo your changes.
  • Presenter Tools: Now you can erase highlights and drawings on your presentation.
  • Send PDFs: Send PowerPoint files as PDFs.
  • Hyperlinks: Add links to your presentation or edit existing ones.
  • Fonts: Third-party fonts are now available in the Fonts menu.

Additionally, Microsoft’s OneNote app for iPad has also been updated.

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