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Microsoft Office suite apps for iOS are updated with support for collaborative editing and drag & drop, among other news

THE Microsoft is really with the whole string when it comes to support Office for Apple products. Less than two weeks ago, the company released an excellent update for Office 2016 for Mac, and now iOS platform apps are also gaining interesting news.

Word, Excel and Power point they're all getting one of the crucial features Microsoft added to the Mac support earlier: collaborative real-time editing, which allows multiple people to work on a particular file at the same time. The feature was in beta for some time and is now finally being released to all users; as with computer software, we will also have here a visual indicator of who is working on each part of the file in question and a history of editions, to revert any unwanted changes.

Update of the Office apps for iOS

The iPad versions of all apps in the suite are also receiving support for the amazing drag & drop introduced in iOS 11. With it, it will be possible to drag files, images and other objects between the programs and projects of the sute or even outside of it by directly sharing a file for iMessage, for example.

O OneDrive it also gained a new interface, more organized and easier to locate its files, and support for the Files app (Files), native to iOS 11, so you can integrate your documents saved in the Microsoft cloud solution with the folders on your iPhone or iPad. Finally, the Outlook received a new search engine that, according to the company, is smarter and returns more accurate results faster.

The Office apps for iOS can be downloaded for free from the App Store, and the news is being progressively released to all users over the course of this week.


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via MacRumors