Recently, Microsoft rolled out support for Touch bar in Office apps on the new MacBook devices to Office Insiders. Today, the company has started rolling out Touch Bar support for the Office apps to all users.
Touch Bar support on the Office apps gives users easy to access to some of the key functions in Office apps, including things like Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
As we detailed back in October, here’s how the Office apps will work with the Touch Bar:
First up is Word, where the Touch Bar will allow users to enter Word’s Focus Mode easily which allows users to focus on the content and remove all the other things like the ribbon, etc. From there, users can use the formatting buttons on the Touch Bar to edit their text — for example, they can change the color of the text, change the font style, etc.
On PowerPoint, you also get most of the same things as Word but the Touch Bar will show a graphical map of all the layers on a slide — which you will be able to reorder right from the Touch Bar. Excel, on the other hand, gives you access to the recently used functions in the Touch Bar which can be quite useful if you are an Excel power user. In addition to the functions, users will also get access to cell colors and recommended charts on the Touch Bar.
Outlook will be supported at a later date.
The support for Touch Bar on the Mac is available with the latest update, and you can get the latest update for Office by checking for updates from the Help section. Once you install the update, the Touch Bar support should work as expected.