The Microsoft Office team has been busy adding new features and improvements to the Microsoft Office Web Apps. Listed below are the changes being made to the Office Web Apps since my April 2013 article, Using Microsoft Office Web Apps.
A significant improvement is the added ability to find and replace words and phrases. You will now also be able to apply styles and formatting to tables and insert headers and footers.
Excel Web App:
Additions to the Excel Web App include the new ability to drag and drop cells and reorder sheets. A quick analysis of a range of data in the status bar (including sum, count, and average of a selected range of cells) has been added. In addition, there is support for more workbook types online.
PowerPoint Web App:
New picture cropping functionality has been added to the PowerPoint Web App and the name of your files can now be changed not only within the editing window of the PowerPoint Web App but also across the other Office Web Apps.
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Help & How-to:
- Office Web Apps Home Page
- Get started with Web Apps (how-to & video)
- Edit documents in SkyDrive (how-to)
- Work together using OneNote, Word, and SkyDrive (video training)