Office on Android updated with the ability to view PDF files, and more


10, 2017

Microsoft today released a new update for the Office apps on Android to Office Insiders. The update adds the ability to view PDF files from the Word app, which was a much-needed feature in the app but since OneDrive already has a PDF viewer, this feature already feels a bit redundant. In addition to the support for PDF files on Word, Microsoft is also adding the ability to open files that include scripts and more on Excel.

Here’s the full changelog

  • View PDF files in Word Open and view portable document format (.pdf) files on your device.
  • Open more file types in Excel   We heard your feedback! Now open files that contain scripts as well as files including Query tables with parameters.
  • Make your pictures pop in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint  Add Shadow and Reflection effects to enhance pictures in your Office documents. You can insert an image, select the image and select the desired effects from the picture tab.

If you are an Android user and you are part of the Office Insider program, you can get the latest update for Word here, Excel here, and PowerPoint here.

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