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Office 2019: news from Excel, Word and PowerPoint you should know | Productivity

Microsoft has made available, since September, the single purchase of Office 2019 for Windows and macOS. The program package brings updates for Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook, and puts an end to the classic version of OneNote, which is already integrated with Windows 10. However, the kit continues to include tools such as Publisher, Access, Project and Visio.

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The launch brings news that has been released over the past three years to users of Office 365, Microsoft's subscription service. Therefore, Office 2019 is new, in fact, only for users who intend to acquire the license for single download of the software. See the changes brought to the main office applications of the manufacturer.

New Office 365 version launches funes to help users Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudoNew Office 365 version launches funes to help users Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

New Office 365 version launches funes to help users Photo: Ana Marques / TechTudo

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The main new feature of Office 2019 is the integration of Microsoft Translator. With the pre-installed feature, users of Word, Excel and PowerPoint can translate texts directly in the document, without having to use the web version of the service. The tool allows you to translate excerpts marked with the cursor or the entire document at once.

Office 2019 has an integrated translator Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftOffice 2019 has an integrated translator Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Office 2019 has an integrated translator Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Starting with Office 2019, Microsoft offers a bank of vector icons to illustrate documents. When accessing the Insert> cones option, the user has access to a vast collection of files to choose from and add to his work. In SVG (Scalable Vector Graphics) format, images can be scaled, rotated and colored without losing definition. The function is available in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.

Office 2019 has a new gallery of SVG icons Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftOffice 2019 has a new gallery of SVG icons Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Office 2019 has a new gallery of SVG icons Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Office 2019 offers a new drawing function in Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio, as long as the computer has a touch screen. The feature has several pen tip options and allows you to change thickness, colors and apply up to eight different effects (Rainbow, Galaxy, Lava, Sea, Rose Gold, Gold, Silver and Bronze) before doodling.

Office 2019 has drawing feature for Word, Excel and PowerPoint Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Office 2019 has drawing feature for Word, Excel and PowerPoint Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

With the new Zoom function, PowerPoint users in Office 2019 will be able to use their creativity to make presentations more dynamic. The tool allows you to move between slides without following the original order, zooming to zoom out and zoom in whenever you need to go back to a previous idea. You can program the feature in three different ways, including one that uses the new organization of a presentation into sections.

Zoom feature allows you to create more creative presentations in PowerPoint Photo: Divulgao / MicrosoftZoom feature allows you to create more creative presentations in PowerPoint Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

Zoom feature allows you to create more creative presentations in PowerPoint Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

5. New Animation in PowerPoint

When creating a presentation with transitions in PowerPoint, users will be able to use the new Transform option, which merges two slide movements and automatically creates an animation. To use the novelty, just duplicate a slide and change position objects in the copy. When applying the new transition, the software animates the elements autonomously.

New transition creates automatic animation on PowerPoint slides Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

New transition creates automatic animation on PowerPoint slides Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

PowerPoint is now compatible with Bluetooth digital pens, such as Surface Pen and Wacom Bamboo Ink. The accessory, according to Microsoft, can be used to advance slides with a touch or to return to the previous screen by pressing the device button for a longer time. The feature, therefore, does not require specific remote control for presentations.

PowerPoint slides can be controlled by electronic pen Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

PowerPoint slides can be controlled by electronic pen Photo: Divulgao / Microsoft

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