Microsoft announced recently that it is planning to introduce full trackpad and mouse support for iPadOS version of Microsoft 360. This is a much-needed feature and fortunately, Microsoft is keeping true to its word. The reason why we are saying that is because Microsoft has published a brand-new update for all the apps in the Microsoft 360 package and it introduces support for trackpad and mouse.
Microsoft 360 for iPadOS Gets Trackpad and Mouse Support
Even though Microsoft’s apps cater to Windows and Android-powered devices, the tech giant is not overlooking iPadOS. There are thousands of Apple fans who rely on the apps provided by the Microsoft 360 to get work done and now, they can finally receive full trackpad and mouse integration. For those who are out of the loop, Microsoft 360 for iPadOS includes essential apps such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Now that we have checked out the highlights from the new update, let’s go ahead and take a look at the full patch notes:
- Trackpad and Mouse Support
The Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps are now receiving updates to take full advantage of trackpad support in iPadOS to give iPad users using a mouse or Apple’s new Magic Keyboard easy cursor control, fluid navigation, and precise adjustments. When moving a finger across the built-in trackpad of Magic Keyboard, the cursor transforms into the tool you need depending on the content you’re pointing to. And using a mouse or trackpad with iPad for common tasks like highlighting a passage of text in Word, selecting a range of cells in Excel, and moving and resizing graphics in PowerPoint are as simple and intuitive as ever. This experience will be immediately familiar to anyone who has ever used Office on a Mac or a PC and helps make iPad even more versatile and capable for getting more work done.
- Updated Start Screens and Ribbon
We are updating the overall user experience in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint with new start screens and a new ribbon of feature menus. These enhancements provide a cleaner and more modern user experience which has proven to help people more easily find what they need and focus on the task at hand. These updates reflect the recent design enhancements we’ve been making with our Fluent UI which you’ll see across the Microsoft 365 experience.