Office for iPad updated, printing added

On April 30, 2014


Last month Microsoft launched Office for iPad, bringing one of the most used Office suites to the tablet. Quickly after the release users took to the internet to start requesting features. One of the most requested features was printing support.

Now Microsoft has released an update first announced in a blog post, the company stated that it will be bringing updates to  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 AirPrintTM 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.

Not only did they bring printing to Office, but they also added SmartGuide to Powerpoint, making it much easier to align pictures and shapes on a slide.

The updated Microsoft WordExcel, and PowerPoint apps for iPad will be available on the App Store today. Everyone can download the apps for free however if you want to edit documents you will need a $99/year (Home) or $69/year (Personal) Office 365 Home subscription.