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Microsoft updates Word, Excel, and Powerpoint for Android

Microsoft releases minor updates for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Android apps
Word, Excel, and Powerpoint Android apps
These three apps gain more sharing options, including WeChat and QQ (popular messaging apps in China), interface/style choices, and more.

Microsoft Office and other similar standalone software packages become obsolete slowly but surely as editing and keeping office documents in the cloud becomes the best choice for most users. Office for Android has been around for a while already and now Word, Excel, and Powerpoint receive a minor update that adds a few extra features and improvements.

First of all, Microsoft has simplified the sign-up process for those who do not have a Microsoft free account. Then, all the three apps gained more sharing options, including support for two of the most popular messaging apps in China, namely QQ and WeChat.

Microsoft Word users now can choose the color used to highlight words and sentences, but they also get a smart lookup feature that provides relevant pictures and information without having to leave the document. 

Microsoft Excel gets more table styles, as well as more options when creating new ones. The paste operation also gets a few additions, including the ability to paste values, formulas, and format from the source cell. The update also brings "view angled and rotated text" to Excel for Android.

At last, Microsoft Powerpoint for Android gets the ability to play embedded media in presentations straight from mobile devices.

All these updates are free and can be downloaded from the Google Play Store.


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Codrut Nistor, 2016-01-14 (Update: 2016-01-14)