Microsoft to bring new features to Office for iOS and Android in October
Let's start with Office for Android, which will get four new features for Excel, Outlook and OneNote. If you're enrolled in the Insiders Slow level, you'll be getting all the features below right now:
- A picture is worth a thousand...cells? Extract text and numbers from a photo by using Insert > Data from Picture. (Excel)
- Access group notebook from group card. Launch OneNote for Android from Outlook to access shared group notebooks. (Outlook)
- Open shared calendar. Search for a shared calendar from Outlook and open it right on your device. (Outlook)
- Insert attachment in your notes. Keep all of the relevant information in your notes by attaching pertinent documents, worksheets, presentations, and PDF files. (OneNote)
As far as the iOS version of Office goes, there are only three major features that are coming to Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook this month. Once again, if you're enrolled in the beta, you'll get these improvements pretty soon:
- Insert and edit icons. Use icons to add visual impact to your document by inserting and editing one or more of our 500 icons. (Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
- More printing options. Print what you want: slides with notes, multiple slides on a page, or full-page slides. (PowerPoint)
- Open a shared calendar. Search for a shared calendar from Outlook and open it right on your device. (Outlook).
It will probably take some time for the stable version of Office for Android and iOS to receive all the new features detailed above, but at least you now know what to expect.