Microsoft Office for iPad is updated to allow printing

While Microsoft’s Office suite of applications settles in with what could be argued a successful launch with the Apple iPad, one of the features that was missing from the launch was the ability to print.

In an update pushed out today, along with the usual bug fixes, Microsoft announced that in its first big update for Office for iPad, it added the ability to print to an AirPrint-compatible printer. Printing can be done with or without markup as well.

Not surprisingly, Microsoft noted that printing was easily the number-one-requested feature in the short month-and-change it has been available for the iPad. The printing feature will work on Word, Excel, or PowerPoint.

Just like their desktop cousins, you can select print area, pages, or slides. Microsoft also added SmartGuides to PowerPoint which lets you align images and graphics a bit more evenly. AutoFit in Excel allows you to adjust the width of multiple rows or the height of multiple columns at the same time.

Microsoft says to, “Keep your feedback and requests coming!” The next update is already in the works and it seems pretty clear that Microsoft is listening.

source: Office Blogs


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