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MacBook Pro's Touch Bar Is Now Live For Microsoft Office

By Justin Lee , Feb 17, 2017 03:19 AM EST
CUPERTINO, CA - OCTOBER 27: The new Apple MacBook Pro laptop computer is seen during a product launch event on October 27, 2016 in Cupertino, California. Apple Inc. unveiled the latest iterations of its MacBook Pro line of laptops and TV app. (Photo : Stephen Lam/Getty Images)

When MacBook Pro introduced the Touch Bar technology, Microsoft promised its fans that an Office update will roll out to support the new Mac feature. Considering that there are Mac owners who are also relying on Microsoft Office, the Surface maker has to make sure that all of its Office users have the best experience no matter what system they are using. With that said, Microsoft worked their way to provide Touch Bar support for MacBook Pro-installed Office.

Microsoft Office In MacBook Pro

The Office update for the MacBook Pro is now live for everyone. Office Insiders saw the update nine days ago and it confirmed the addition of Touch Bar support. According to the Office's blog post, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint all have new updates available right now. As per Neowin's report, Outlook update will be coming later.

Update For MacBook Pro Microsoft Office Word

As per the Office blog, MacBook Pro users can now enjoy the Word Focus Mode on Microsoft Word. This feature would hide all on-screen ribbons and commands so users can focus on nothing but their work. The Touch Bar becomes a pretty convenient feature while in this mode as it allows users to easily tap on it to change styles, insert hyperlinks and do other similar actions.

Update For MacBook Pro Microsoft Office PowerPoint

For the MacBook Pro PowerPoint, Touch Bar functions were also updated to make things easier for the users. There is the Reorder Objects button that helps people easily find objects and move them to a different place. You can also just slide your finger across the said function bar to rotate an object to the right angle. It was also said that controls can be easily accessed in the Touch Bar when your presentation is ready in Slideshow View. Slide thumbnails and timer will be visible to help you with your presentation.

Update For MacBook Pro Microsoft Office Excel

In Microsoft Excel, you can pull up your most recently used functions in your MacBook Pro by typing the equal sign into a cell. You can also easily access borders, cell colors and charts on the Touch Bar for a more organized work session. Overall, the new Microsoft Office update made options more accessible within the tap of the fingertips.

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