The Microsoft Office app for iOS has been updated with support for iPadOS. Version 2.46 offers the unified Office experience of Word, Excel, and PowerPoint to Apple’s tablet platform.
Office is now available on iPad: We’re combining the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps you know into a single, iPadOS-optimized app. Plus, you’ll see additional tools to keep you more productive than ever. For example, you’ll be able to quickly create and sign PDFs, and transform pictures into documents.
Get to Image-based Workflows Readily: Tap ‘Share’ in the phone gallery outside the Office app, to get to several actions like Create PPT, Create PDF and more. In addition, if there are any recent screenshots when you open the Office app, these are surfaced as a suggestion to covert to PDF or PPT.
Insert date, shape, image and notes in PDF: Now you can easily insert date, shape, image and notes in PDFs using new capabilities.
Although the unified Office app was launched in February 2020, until this update it has only been able to run on the iPad as a windowed iPhone app.
While Office for iPad is a free download and can be used in a limited manner on your iPad, iPad mini, and iPad Air a Microsoft 365 subscription is required to take full advantage of all of the app’s features. iPad Pro users require a paid subscription to edit or create documents.