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#1 TheSentinel


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Posted 24 February 2012 - 07:41 PM

Microsoft Office 15 apps to include 'touch mode'

By Mary Jo Foley | February 24, 2012, 5:09am PST

Summary: The coming Office 15 client apps all seem to be getting a new ?touch mode? button that will enable them to work better on touch-centric devices.

It looks like Office 15 client apps are going to get more touchy, but in a way that won?t force touch on users who don?t want or need it.

One of the big questions many Microsoft watchers have had is how Microsoft plans to make its next-generation Office client apps more touch-friendly, so that they?ll be optimized to work on tablets and PCs running the touch-optimized Windows 8 operating system. Microsoft officials already shared that the four Office 15 apps that will be ?included? on Windows 8 on ARM (WOA) tablets will be Desktop apps, not WinRT-based Metro-Style apps. So how will Microsoft make these versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and OneNote work better with touch than their current-generation counterparts?

Read more about at: http://www.zdnet.com...ouch-mode/12018