What you need to know
- Microsoft has new updates out for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint for iPad.
- The three apps now fully support trackpads.
- There are updated Start Screens and Ribbons as well.
Microsoft today announced a suite of updates (opens in new tab) for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on iPad. The company says that this is part of its commitment "to making sure Microsoft 365 users have the best experience possible on any technology platform they use."
Even if it's iPad.
The standout change is the arrival of full trackpad and mouse support, allowing for easier document control and editing across all three apps.
Microsoft has also updated the Start Screens and Ribbons of the apps, making the experience cleaner and "more modern" than before.
Some people will already have seen these updates as part of a phased rollout but everyone else will see them arrive within the next few weeks, the company says.
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