Microsoft announced some pretty major changes for the Office platform on IOS. For some time Microsoft has vowed that Office for iPad users wouldn’t always have to track down a PC running the Office suite to print their files, and it’s making good on that promise with a slew of updates for Office. The tablet-sized versions of Excel, PowerPoint and Word now let you make hard copies of documents so long as you have an AirPrint-friendly printer on hand. The move tackles one of the biggest gripes tablet users have expressed with Office when it launched last month; its at last possible to skip the computer entirely when producing that class report or family budget.
Here’s a quick look at a few the changes . . . Printing isn’t the only upgrade. Excel now has auto-resizing for columns and rows, while PowerPoint gets Keynote-style guides that help align all the graphics just so for your big presentation. All told, these refinements are huge if the iPad is your productivity center. Great work Microsoft!