What's New in OneNote, Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile

Want to get a quick overview of the features that are available in OneNote, Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, and PowerPoint Mobile? Take a look at the tables below. Also, check out the Featured updates section to find out which capabilities have been added most recently.

November 2016 featured updates

Take a look at the table below to find out about some of the features that are being added this month. For more information about how to get the newest features, including the ones mentioned below, check this page.

Accessibility Built Right In

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Improved support for using Narrator and other assistive technologies as well as your keyboard to edit documents with others, sort data in worksheets, read and edit presentations, and more.

Learn more about what's new in accessibility for Word.

Sharing Notifications *

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

No need to keep checking your shared documents, workbooks, or presentations. We'll send you a notification when there's activity.

Learn more about document collaboration and co-authoring.

*Requires an Office 365 subscription

Use SVG images #

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Insert and edit scalable vector graphics (SVG) in your documents, workbooks, and presentations to create sharp and well-designed content. No expert software required.

Learn more about inserting SVG images.

# Only available on tablets

Turn Data Into Maps *

Excel

Use the Maps chart type to transform geographic data into professional visualizations with just a few steps, and identify insights, trends, and opportunities.

Learn more about creating a Map Chart.

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Open More Files

Excel

You can now open many more types of files than you could before. For example, you can open files that contain snapshots from the Camera tool.

Page Background Color ###

OneNote

Change the mood of your page with one click by adding background color.

Learn more about changing the background color of a page.

### Only available on PCs and Tablets

Lasso Select at Your Fingertips *

PowerPoint

The Surface pen button allows you to use lasso select on ink without visiting the ribbon.

Learn more about drawing and annotating with ink.

*Requires an Office 365 subscription

Use Your Pen to Select and Change Objects *

PowerPoint

Grab object handles with the Surface pen to resize, rotate, move, and more.

Learn more about drawing and annotating with ink.

*Requires an Office 365 subscription

NOTE: These capabilities are also reflected in the tables below.

Featured updates

Below are a few of the great features and capabilities that are now available in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on Windows phones and tablets. Also check out the links to additional content to help you take advantage of these improvements and additions. Note that some of the features listed below requires an Office 365 subscription.

Math Made Easy *#

OneNote

Write out an equation, and OneNote will help you solve it step-by-step. It's like having your own math coach.

Learn more about converting and solving math equations.

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

# Only available on tablets

Ink Replay *#

OneNote

Replay your handwriting forward and backward to hide and reveal content, provide step-by-step instructions, or better understand the flow of others' thoughts.

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

# Only available on tablets

Ink Effects #

OneNote

Jazz up your notes and annotations with new ink colors like rainbow, galaxy, gold, and more.

# Only available on tablets

Editable Ink #

OneNote

Change your ink's thickness and color, even after the ink has dried.

Learn more about changing the color and thickness of ink strokes.

# Only available on tablets

Pencil Ink# **

OneNote

Sketch your ideas and drafts with new pencil ink.

# Only available on tablets

** Requires Windows 10 Anniversary Update

Edit Chart

Word

Change the chart type, layout, color, or chart style without leaving Word.

Learn more about editing charts in Word.

Better Viewing Experience ##

PowerPoint

Enjoy a better viewing experience when reading presentations as well as the ability to quickly reorder slides and double-tap to edit.

## Only available on phones

Pin Files to Start

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

You asked for it! You can now pin your favorite documents, worksheets, and presentations to the Start menu for easy access.

Learn more about pinning files to the Start menu.

Ink Annotations on Windows Tablets

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Use your finger or pen to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest.

Learn more about drawing and annotating with ink.

Tell Me

In Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Simply type what you want to do in the app using your own words, and then Tell Me will guide through the process as well as offer additional resources.

Learn more about doing things quickly with Tell Me

Funnel Charts

In Excel

Funnel charts can be used to help you display values as progressively decreasing proportions and help you show values across multiple stages of a process.

Learn more about creating a funnel chart.

Designer *#

In PowerPoint

Deliver customized and high-quality presentations and maximize the visual impact of its most important content. As you use it, Designer learns about your preferences and adapts its recommendations to be tailored to you.

Learn more about the PowerPoint Designer

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

# Only available on tablets

Morph Transition *

In PowerPoint

Create seamless transitions between slides and bring motion to your presentations to more effectively convey concepts and information.

Learn more about using the Morph transition.

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Insert Picture from Camera

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Open your camera directly from Word, Excel or PowerPoint and take a picture. Voila! The picture is on your document, worksheet or presentation.

Learn more about inserting a picture from the camera.

Smart Lookup

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Fact-check or explore terms in your documents with Bing-powered Smart Lookup. Simply highlight terms in your document and use this feature to bring in search results from the web right into your reading or authoring environment.

Learn more about getting insights into what you're working on.

Contextual Commands ##

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Ever struggle to locate and access the commands you need? Now you have quick access to commands that relate to what you're working on.

## Only available on phones

Working with Tables

Word

Take advantage of your devices's touch capabilities to insert and resize rows and columns in tables with ease.

Ink Annotations on Windows Phones

Excel and PowerPoint

Use your finger or pen to write and draw, and use the tools on the new Draw tab to highlight content of particular interest.

Learn more about drawing and annotating with ink.

Export to ODF Support

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

You can now export documents, spreadsheets, and presentations to the OpenDocument Spreadsheet (.ods), OpenDocument Text (.odt), and OpenDocument Presentations (.odp) formats.

Learn more about supported file formats.

More Colors *

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Pick from a rainbow of colors for fonts, shapes, and all your formatting.

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Format Background

PowerPoint

Add some visual interest to your slides by adding a background color of your choice.

Learn more about formatting the background of your slides.

Tables Built for Touch

Word

No more cut and paste necessary! Drag tables to move them and let text wrap around them.

Open More Files

Word

You can now open files that were saved in plain text (.txt) format.

Learn more about supported files in Word.

Closed Captions and Multiple Audio Tracks

PowerPoint

If a slide contains a video that has closed captions or multiple audio tracks, you can now play these tracks in your slideshow.

Learn more about supported Closed Caption file types.

Find

PowerPoint

Use the Find icon on the ribbon to search for any text in your presentation.

Learn more about finding text in an Office file on a mobile device.

New Format Numbers

Excel

Improve readability by formatting numbers as zip code, phone number, or Social Security number.

Worksheets Built for Touch

Excel

No more navigating menus to move your cells! Just press and hold your selection, and then drag the selected cells to a new spot in your worksheet.

Help Shape the Future of Office

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Become an Insider, get early access to new Office releases, and tell us what you think. Click Windows Settings > Update & Security > Windows Insider Program.

Export to PDF

Word

Save your document in a widely shareable format that preserves layout, formatting, fonts, and images.

Learn more about saving a PDF of your file on your mobile device.

More Ways to Share

OneNote

Use the Share button in any app to send photos or files to OneNote.

Learn more about sending photos and images from other apps.

Text Highlighter

OneNote

Grab the new highlighter and select your important text. You can almost hear the squeak on the page.

Learn moreToo much of a good thing? Remove all that bold, italic, underlined, purple, 18 point, Lucida Sans formatting in just one click.

about formatting text.

Embed Even More Content

OneNote

Paste a link to an Office 365 video or Office Form to interact with it directly on the page.

Learn more about inserting online videos.

Try Our New Designs

OneNote

Want to try new designs to help you get around your notes? Go to Settings > Enable Experimental Features, try the new designs, and let us know what you think.

Add Alternative Text to Pictures

OneNote

Make your pictures accessible to screen readers by adding alternative text.

Learn more about adding alt (alternative) text to images.

Clear Formatting

OneNote

Learn more about formatting text.

Choose Account for New Notebook

OneNote

Create a new workbook using your work or school account, or your personal account.

Learn more about creating a new notebook.

Chart Elements *

Word, Excel, and PowerPoint

Add or remove chart elements such as titles, data labels, or legends.

Learn more about adding chart elements.

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

Table Shading #

OneNote

Give your tables a makeover. Add colorful shading to cells , rows, or columns to make your tables easier to read.

Learn more about formatting a table.

# Only available on tablets

Share an Individual Page

OneNote

No need to share the whole notebook. send a viewing link to a single page and let them see it in a browser - no sign-in or app required.

Learn more about sharing a page of notes.

NOTE: These capabilities are also reflected in the tables below.

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Excel-only features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Excel

Viewing conditional formatting

Viewing data validation

Viewing PivotTables

Refreshing PivotTables

Sorting and filtering PivotTables

Filling cells with drag handle

Formula Autocomplete for partial search strings

Creating and editing funnel charts

Converting table to range

Grouping and outlining in worksheet

New functions: CONCAT, TEXTJOIN, SWITCH, IFS, MINIFS, and MAXIFS

Copy an entire worksheet

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PowerPoint-only features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

PowerPoint

Playing YouTube videos

Playing other video types

Adding video

Removing video

Embedding YouTube videos

Morph transition *

PowerPoint Designer *

Playing audio

Removing audio

Playing audio in slide show

Playing audio across slides

Playing audio in the background across slides

Saving ink annotations on slides *

Formatting text in columns

* Requires an Office 365 subscription

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Word-only features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Viewing footnotes

Adding and updating footnotes and endnotes

Viewing citations

Adding and updating citations

Viewing captions

Adding and updating captions

Opening table of contents

Adding and updating table of contents

Tracking changes

Showing word count

Opening and saving RTF files

Merge and split cells

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Authoring features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Adding and editing hyperlinks

Adding tables

Adding shapes

Adding SmartArt

● *

● *

Adding charts

● **

●**

Adding text boxes

Smart Lookup

* Tablets and large phones (>5.5") only

** Pasting charts copied from Excel

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Bi-directional text feature

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Support for right-to-left (RTL) languages

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Editing features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Displaying comments

Adding, removing, and changing comments

Finding and replacing

Using Paste Options

Zooming

Applying table styles

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Inking features *

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Draw or Pens tab

Ink to Shape

Instant Ink

* Available on tablets only

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Opening and saving features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Opening files saved on SharePoint sites *

Opening files saved on OneDrive and OneDrive for Business *

Saving files to SharePoint sites *

Saving files to OneDrive and OneDrive for Business *

AutoSave

Pin files to Start

Only when files were opened from those locations from the Most Recently Used (MRU) list

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Picture features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Finding and adding pictures

Displaying background images

Inserting pictures from camera

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Print feature

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Printing

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Proofing features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Checking spelling

Checking grammar

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Sharing and collaborating features

● Feature is supported
◌ Feature is not supported

Feature action

Word

Excel

PowerPoint

Inviting people to view or edit a document

Real-time presence

● *

Real-time typing

● *

Tracking changes

Sending a document as an attachment

Sending a link to a document saved to OneDrive

Sharing as a link or email

Co-authoring files saved in the cloud

* Tablets only

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