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Just a month after launch, Microsoft is adding some much-needed functionality to Office for iPad

Just over a month ago, Microsoft officially launched its Office suite of apps for the iPad. Microsoft made the Office for iPad available for free, giving users the ability to open and display documents created in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. However, for those that actually need to edit documents, Microsoft requires an Office 365 subscription that can be obtained for $6.99/month.
While the reviews for Office for iPad have been overwhelmingly positive, there is always room for improvement and Microsoft is addressing a few of those issues today. The #1 requested feature was one that sounds rather mundane: printing support. Microsoft has answered the numerous calls from users by providing basic AirPrint support for compatible printers.

AirPrint support has been added with the latest update
Another new feature, which is pertinent to PowerPoint, is SmartGuides. SmartGuides allow you to properly align pictures and text within your presentations. In addition, Excel has picked up AutoFit functionality that allows you to easily modify the width and height of multiples rows/columns.

SmartGuides in PowerPoint
This latest update also brings a bevy of performance updates, stability improvements, and bugfixes.

Sources: Microsoft Office Blog, Apple App Store

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Printing... Wow!
By BernardP on 4/29/2014 10:16:19 PM , Rating: 3
Wow! Printing! Who would have thunk?

This iPad thing is pretty awesome! The wave of the future!

It's so ahead of its time, it feels like... 1982...

RE: Printing... Wow!
By inighthawki on 4/30/2014 2:28:29 AM , Rating: 2
At least it doesn't need a parallel port :)

RE: Printing... Wow!
By Samus on 4/30/2014 3:06:00 AM , Rating: 2
You do realize the only mobile platform with native printing is STILL Blackberry. WebOS 2.1.2 and 3.x has (had) some light printing support (just for HP printers.)

So yes, this is news. Until Android, iOS, and Windows Phone 8 add native printing, Office adding it at some level is huge. In the mean time, there is always HP's creative e-Print workaround.

RE: Printing... Wow!
By Solandri on 4/30/2014 7:04:46 AM , Rating: 3
Native printer support was added to Android in 4.4.

It's actually pretty slick. My Nexus 5 detected my networked HP printer automatically and printed the test email and web page I sent it. The only problem is most Android apps don't yet have a Print button.

RE: Printing... Wow!
By ltcommanderdata on 4/30/2014 7:43:43 AM , Rating: 3
What do you consider native printing support? Office for iPad is just making available Airprint support which is iOS' native printing facility and available to any iOS app to adopt since iOS 4.2 from 2010.

By villagetechy on 5/6/2014 11:27:52 AM , Rating: 2
doesnt work printing wise with my old non airprint printer so i have to save docs to one drive and print from print n share

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