New features added to Office Web Apps

New features added to Office Web Apps

If you’re already using Office 365, then you are probably quite familiar with Office Web Apps – the cloud based versions of Office products like Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Email.

One of the benefits of web applications is that they get improved in the background all the time, without needing to download and install anything yourself.

Yesterday, Microsoft announced an update to the Word Web App, so now you can add Footnotes and Endnotes, as well as improved rendering support for Shapes, WordArt and Textboxes.

The interface has also been refined with a sleeker experience, as well as a completely new feature called Tell Me. This is a search box that allows you to type in a function which will then bring it up for you, so you don’t have to click through the tabs or ribbons if you can’t remember where a feature is. Think of the old Office Assistant Clippy updated for the 21st century!

Each improvement brings Office Web Apps closer to the full Word 2013 experience, so you can create, edit and collaborate on files, wherever you are.

If you don’t have Office 365 yet, but want to know how more, contact us and we can go through the best options for you.