Microsoft’s Office suite for Android has been updated and from now on, users will be able to edit SVG images right from Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This feature was requested a while ago by users who don’t necessarily have any in-depth knowledge on image editing.
All three Office apps (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) are pre-installed on most Android devices and users can find the latest update in the Google Play store, but if they don’t have the suite installed on their phones, they can download it for free.
The version number for Word is 16.0.7668.4775, for Excel is 16.0.7668.5029 and for PowerPoint is 16.0.7668.4273 and you can download Word, Excel and PowerPoint from Google Play Store.
However, if you want to be the first to test out the upcoming features that will be introduced in the suite, you can sign up for the Office Insider Program, so you’ll join the Google+ community and sign up to become a beta tester for each of the three apps.
Once you download the latest update, you can “Use SVG images in Word: Insert and edit scalable vector graphic (SVG) images in your document to create sharp, well-designed content. No expert software required.” Unfortunately, Microsoft hasn’t mentioned other changes, so it seems that this new update brought only SVG image support.
Over three weeks ago, the Office suite was updated with support for new cloud options: Dropbox, Box, Egnyte, and Tencent and Microsoft has promised to add support for Citrix ShareFile, Edmodo, and Learnium in the near future. In order to add a new cloud service, users had to open the app, head to the Open menu and tap Add a place.
Then, they had to register the Office app in either an embedded browser or the service’s app. After the cloud service was added, it appeared in the Open menu, alongside local files and OneDrive.
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