Office for Android apps updated with simplified sign-in, enhanced sharing, and more

Microsoft has released updates for a number of Office for Android apps, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint. The new updates add several nifty features to each of the apps, including an easier and simplified sign up process for users who don’t have a Microsoft account. The apps also offer users with more sharing options, giving them the ability to share documents using WeChat and QQ apps.

Furthermore, Microsoft PowerPoint received a useful feature which allows users to play embedded media files directly from the presentations, rather than going through a separate app. As for Microsoft Word, the company added more highlight colors so you can pick out your favorite color when working on a document or a class assignment.

Here’s the complete change log for the three apps:

Word

  • Multiple Highlight colors: Pick your favorite
  • Smart lookup: Within a document, get relevant definitions, pictures, and more, all from the web
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

Excel

  • Table styles: Instantly change how a table looks
  • More Paste options: Paste just a formula, value, or format from a copied cell
  • View angled and rotated text: See the difference
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

PowerPoint

  • Multimedia Playback: Play embedded media files in your presentations
  • More Sharing options: Now share documents using WeChat and QQ apps
  • Sign-up simplification: Sign up for a free Microsoft account. It’s easier than ever

If you happen to be a regular user of Office apps on Android, head over to the Google Play Store using the links below and grab the updated apps. Let us know about your thoughts regarding the latest update using the comments below.

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