Microsoft has just released a new update for its Office productivity suite on Windows 10 Mobile devices, introducing several new features for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Office Mobile is an important part of Windows 10 Mobile, so updates released by Microsoft certainly come in handy every day, especially when there are more than just the typical bug fixes and performance improvements.
Theincludes options that are also available on Android devices and that were previously tested by Microsoft as part of the Office insider preview, but they continue to be aimed only at members of the Windows Insider program for mobile phones.
What’s new in the June 2016 featured updates
First and foremost, the Office productivity suite finally gets export to ODF support, a feature that’s currently available in the stable clients on bothand .
“You can now export documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods), OpenDocument Text (.odt), and OpenDocument Presentations (.odp) formats,” Microsoft explains.
Additionally, this update brings ink annotations on Windows phones, so you can use your finger or pen to write and draw, while the Draw tab allows you to easily highlight content that you want to review at a later time. There are also more colors in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, while the word processor now comes with a new mobile view.
“The Reflow view has a new name, Mobile view, but still delivers an optimized experience for reading, editing, and adding comments to documents on a small screen,” Microsoft explains.
PowerPoint now includes format background options, so it lets you change colors, while Excel can also open files that contain ActiveX controls.
Just like all the other Office updates, the new versions can be downloaded from the store, but don’t forget that they are only available for members of the Windows Insider program running Redstone preview builds on their devices.