Last month, we witnessed the blockbuster launch of Microsoft’s Office for iPad. However, there was one critical feature that was missing — the ability to print from within the apps. Today, the company announced in a blog post that it’s updating the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint iPad apps with support for printing in addition to other new features and fixes.
Your top request is here! You can now print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations to an AirPrint™ printer.
In Word for iPad, you can choose to print a document with or without markup.
In Excel, print a selected range, a single worksheet or an entire spreadsheet. Of course, you can select the pages or slides you want to print.
Check out the other features after the break…
In addition to printing, the company also announced that its updated PowerPoint with SmartGuides, the tool that allows users to easily “align pictures, shapes, and textboxes as you move them around on a slide.” You’ll also find other new features for Excel, as well as fixes and improvements in the other apps:
The updated Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps for iPad will be available on the App Store today. The apps are free to download for basic document viewing features but require a $99/year (Home) or $69/year (Personal) Office 365 subscription to unlock full editing features. You can, however, currently grab the Home subscription for $68 on Amazon, which is even lesser than Microsoft’s cheapest Personal plan.