Word for iPad now supports mouse and trackpad input

Microsoft has updated its Office for iOS apps yesterday to bring some useful new features to iPad users. With iPadOS now supporting pointing devices, Word for iPad can now be used with a mouse or trackpad, including the one built in Apple’s new Magic Keyboard for iPad Pros.

Excel for iPad got support for pointing devices last month, but yesterday’s update brings the ability to open multiple spreadsheets side by side using Split View. This feature is only available on iPads running last year's iPadOS 13 and newer.

Lastly, PowerPoint for iPad is getting support for Presenter Coach, a new tool that will help improve their presentation skills by giving them feedback on pacing, filler words, and more. The Office for iPad apps are free to use, but a Microsoft 365 subscription is required for advanced features and editing documents on iPads with screens bigger than 10 inches.

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