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Office Mobile for Windows 10 gets a new Insider Slow ring update, here’s what’s new

Microsoft has released a new update for Office Mobile on Windows 10 in the Insider Slow ring. Let’s take a look at what’s new and been changed.

Word, Excel and PowerPoint have received improvements to imagery, pen support and additional file type support:

  • Make your pictures pop: Add Shadow and Reflection to enhance pictures in your documents, workbooks, and presentations.
  • Use Your pen to select and change objects: Now, you can use the Surface pen in Word to grab object handles to resize, rotate, move, and more.
  • Open more files: You can now open many more types of files in Excel. For example, you can open files that contain form controls.

Additionally, OneNote received a large number of improvements:

  • Notes with style: Keep a consistent look across your notes when you use built-in styles for headings, quotes, code, and more.
  • Insert space: Your page is full of notes, but you can add extra space in the left margin or the middle of the page with the magical Insert Space tool.
  • Format painter: Magically copy your bold, italic, underlined, purple, 18 point, Lucida Sans formatting from one heading to another. Think of the time you’ll save!
  • Choose how you paste: When you paste, you can keep the original formatting, paste just the text, or paste as an image.
  • Background pictures: Set a picture as the background of your notes so you can type right over it. This allows you to type over forms, or annotate pictures.
  • Open multiple notebooks: Quickly open multiple notebooks to get to your content faster. Just tap the notebooks you want and open them all at once, rather than one-by-one.
  • Show or hide authors: See other authors’ initials next to their changes in a shared workbook, or hide the initials for a cleaner look.
  • To check or not to check: Turn off the Check Spelling option when you just don’t need it.
  • Set your defaults: You know what you like. Pick your favorite font, size, and color to use as the default for new notes

In terms of inserting a new space in OneNote, this allows you to create space between multiple notes – something that can’t be done on plain paper. The company showed an animated image showing how it works:

OneNote - Insert Space

Not yet part of the Insider program for Office? Opting into the Windows 10 Insider program automatically places you into the Office Insider program for Office Mobile on Windows 10.

Word Mobile
Word Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
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Excel Mobile
Excel Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
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PowerPoint Mobile
PowerPoint Mobile
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
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OneNote
OneNote
Developer: Microsoft Corporation
Price: Free
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What do you think of these changes?