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Microsoft announces 'Ideas' for Office that helps you out when creating documents

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Microsoft has today announced a new feature called "Ideas" for Microsoft Office that uses AI to suggest ideas and tips when creating documents in Office apps. This feature makes creating Office documents easier, offering ideas and design tweaks to things like presentations which should speed up the creation of documents.

The feature is enabled within Office via a single click, which will then begin to use AI to determine the best suggestions for the user, depending on what it is they're working on. For example, when in PowerPoint, the ideas feature will suggest layouts and even images that you can insert to go along with your written text. In Excel, it will suggest charts and identify outliers in your data. It's like a virtual assistant that works alongside you.

The Ideas feature is available today in Excel, and will begin rolling out in other apps over the coming weeks, starting first with PowerPoint.

Zac Bowden
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Zac Bowden is a Senior Editor at Windows Central. Bringing you exclusive coverage into the world of Windows 10 on PCs, tablets, phones, and more. Also an avid collector of rare Microsoft prototype devices! Keep in touch on Twitter: @zacbowden.

2 Comments
  • You mean Clippy is coming back?? Maybe they could call it ClippAI instead ;-)
  • Ha! Couldn't agree more, just what I was going to post. Here's the challenge, what's the difference between Clippie and AI for the regular Joe using, say, Word?