Office for iPad Gets Printing Support, More

Office for iPad Gets Printing Support, More

Just 30 days later...

When Microsoft launched Office for iPad a month ago, there were two key takeaways. One, this was a seriously impressive and full-featured version of Office. And two... It can't print? Well, good news iPad fans. Office for iPad can now print.

For the complete rundown on Office for iPad, check out my review. Here's what's new this week.

"Millions of people downloaded Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and thousands sent us feature requests," the Office team notes in a new post to the Office Blogs. "Today (only 33 days later) we're releasing the first update which includes printing (your number 1 request), SmartGuides in PowerPoint, and several other improvements."

Here's a breakdown of the new features.

Printing. You can now print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations to an AirPrint printer. In Word for iPad, you can choose to print a document with or without markup. In Excel, print a selected range, a single worksheet or an entire spreadsheet. Of course, you can select the pages or slides you want to print.

SmartGuides. This new PowerPoint feature helps you align pictures, shapes, and textboxes as you move them around on a slide. With very little effort, your presentations will look beautifully designed, Microsoft says.

Autofit. This Excel feature lets you adjust the width of multiple rows or the height of multiple columns at the same time.

Bug fixes. As you might expect, this first update also includes bug fixes and stability improvements.

You can download Office for iPad—really separate Word, Excel and PowerPoint apps—from the Apple App Store.

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