Microsoft Office for iPadOS now supports freehand writing with Apple Pencil

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Microsoft just updated its app suite Office for iPad OS with a new function that all those users of these applications who write from an iPad have been waiting for a long time. You can finally enter freehand text with Apple Pencil in Office apps.

Undoubtedly a novelty that will go very well for all those users who write on their iPads with Apple Pencil and that for some reason (normally due to file compatibility) they use Microsoft Word, Excel or PowerPoint to work.

Microsoft this week released a new beta version of its Office app for iPad with support for the Apple Pencil's handwriting-to-text feature.Handwrite» (Scribble). Scribble lets you insert and edit text in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet using Apple Pencil, and Apple Scribble turns your freehand writing into typed text, just as if you had written it. with a keyboard.

After enabling the "Handwriting" function in the settings of Apple Pencil, you can now use it by tapping the "Write in Pencil" button under the Draw tab in version 2.64 of the Office app for iPadOS. The feature can now be tested by members of the Office Insider program via TestFlight, and the update will likely be released to the App Store for all users in the coming weeks.

Scribble was added in iPadOS 14 for any iPad that supports Apple Pencil or the second generation. The list includes iPad Pro, iPad Air XNUMXrd generation and later, iPad mini XNUMXth generation and later, and iPad XNUMXth generation and later.

Microsoft's unified Office app with Word, Power point y Excel It arrived on iPads in February 2021. And parallel to the version for iPadOS, it is also available for iOS.


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