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As has been rumoured earlier, Microsoft has announced a new Office app for mobile devices at Ignite 2019 which combines a number of individual apps into a single monolithic app which includes Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

The new Office Mobile app also brings a new Action pane which lets users intuitively complete a variety of common on-the-go tasks, such as creating and signing PDFs and sharing files between devices.

Microsoft also showed off some additional cool features, such as taking a picture of a document and turning it into an editable Word document or a table into an editable Excel spreadsheet.

The feature list of the app includes:

  • Create, edit, and work together on documents with others in real-time.
  • Store and access documents in the cloud or on your device.
  • Easily access recent and frequently used Word, Excel, PowerPoint files stored in the cloud or on your device.
  • Search for documents stored in the cloud, on your phone, or across your organization (if using a work account).
    Uniquely mobile ways that make document creation easier:
  • Snap a picture of a document and turn it into an editable Word file with the press of a button.
  • Transform a picture of a table into an Excel spreadsheet so you can work with the data.
  • Let PowerPoint help you design a presentation by simply selecting the pictures you want to use from your phone.
  • Create automatically enhanced digital images of whiteboards and documents with Office Lens features integrated into the app.

Quickly perform common mobile tasks with in-built Actions:

  • Instantly create PDFs from photos or Word, Excel, and PowerPoint documents.
  • Sign PDFs using your finger.
  • Quickly jot down ideas and notes with Sticky Notes.
  • Easily transfer files between your phone and computer or share instantly with nearby mobile devices.
  • Scan QR codes to open files and links.

The Office mobile app is available in public preview starting today for Android and iOS.

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