Microsoft Announces Updates To Office Online With Several New Formatting Features

Microsoft today announced that they are rolling out updates to Office Online over the next few weeks that improves formatting experience. They are adding autocorrect features, Format Painter, object formatting in PowerPoint with Smart Guides, ability to create and edit tablets, full screen Reading view and more.

Text formatting

Office Online is releasing new autocorrect features. The first implementation will make straightforward changes such as capitalizing the first letter of a sentence. In the coming weeks, you will see more advanced automatic formatting such as transforming two hyphens into a dash—just like you’d expect in Word.

Word Online is also adding the Format Painter, a popular office tool that can streamline document design. Format Painter allows you to copy formatting from the selected content (Ctrl + Shift + C) and paste it onto a different set of content (Ctrl + Shift + V).

Object formatting in PowerPoint Online

You can easily select, move, resize and delete objects with your keyboard or mouse. The new Smart Guides feature helps you effortlessly align your objects with other content. Multiselect allows you to format more than one object at a time. You can even move objects outside the slide area while you format other content. The latest updates will also allow you to create, edit and format your tables in the browser. You can even resize rows or columns.

Easier viewing

PowerPoint Online’s new full screen Reading View and Zoom tool in the Editing View allow you to have a more comfortable experience on small screen devices. Word Online is also releasing a High DPI experience for viewing PDFs.

Source: Microsoft

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