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Posted by on Oct 24, 2012 in Software |

Microsoft updates the free Web version of Office

Microsoft updates the free Web version of Office

updated the Office Web Apps , ie the free versions of the suite, accessible with a SkyDrive account and Although some had been favored access changes several months ago, this time the update is being rolled out to everyone.

Improvements include a chat system and style comments Google Docs, collaborative work in PowerPoint, and the ability to edit text using touch screens, among other things.

Microsoft said that the applications are compatible with Internet Explorer 10 for Windows 8 and iOS 6 (iPad), however, support for Android does not seem to be completely resolved and the system seems to work with some devices and not others. Among the applications, there are also improvements in the tools available, animations and transitions in PowerPoint, and character count in Word, and access to more formulas in Excel.

One of the biggest advantages of web versions of Office is maintaining the format of documents exactly the same, so you can work them in the offline version of the software. As the documents are stored in SkyDrive, you can access them directly from Office 2013, which integrates the storage system on the web.

To use, simply enter SkyDrive, go to the tab “Create” and select the file type you want to do (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote).

Link: New Office Web Apps, now live on SkyDrive (Microsoft)

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