Latest Office Insider update for iOS brings much improved inking experience

Microsoft recently released a new Insider update v2.6 for Office apps on iOS. This update is a preview of the October 2017 feature update for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad and iPhone. This update brings much improved inking experience on iOS devices.

First, Microsoft is bringing support for custom pens to iOS devices which will allow users to select a personal set of pens and highlighters for inking. The customized set will be available on all Office apps on iOS devices and Windows PCs. And Microsoft has added supported for new ink effects which will allow users to express their ideas with flair. The added new ink effects are metallic pens, rainbow, galaxy, lava, ocean, gold, silver, and more. They have also added support for sketching using the new pencil texture. Using a supported stylus like Apple Pencil, users can simply tilt it to do shading.

For PowerPoint users, they have added “Pick up where you left off ” feature which will allow users to reopen a presentation and resume working right where they were before. Finally, users can now see thumbnail previews while they scroll in Word app.

Learn more about this update here.

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