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First Look: Get in touch with The New Microsoft Office
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First Look: Get in touch with The New Microsoft Office

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Microsoft has reinvented the way you interact with Microsoft Office with touch-screen support, a simpler interface, and one-click controls.

Microsoft announced the latest version of its office suite today but I got an early review copy I'm going to share with you right now I'm Jason Parker for CNET and this is a first look at the new Microsoft on. It's important to note that I'm only -- the service of new features in the interest of time so I'm only going to cover a couple of the core apps. With a tiled interface of windows phones and the metro UI design in the coming upgrade to win Tuesday it's clear Microsoft is trying to reinvent the way you interact with -- software. Now -- the new office Microsoft is also reinventing the way you interact with -- office suite. In fact I'll be demonstrated new features in this video on a Samsung tablet running the current preview version -- Wednesday. It's important to note that you'll definitely be able to use office on desktop computers of all the same features a start with well known word processing software Microsoft Word. Immediately upon launch you'll notice a new start page here he'll be able to open recent documents who have worked on. Or you can choose from several templates. Where it remembers what templates -- mouse and will display relevant templates at the top. The recent documents and templates start page will also show in excel and -- point. Now open the demo document -- You'll notice the somewhat controversial -- the ribbon still here but the buttons have been flattened for more simplified and minimalist look. Not a fan of the ribbon not to -- to get a cleaner view simply touch the small arrow on the right to get rid of the red. If you need -- back for some heavy editing other more complex word processing tools just touch any of the tab headings at the top to bring him back. You can then pitted open using a button on the right or medical apps again when your finished. Now let's have a look at PowerPoint. Right away you'll notice a similar start page with recent presentations on the left and several pre made themes to choose from -- -- Once in a presentation -- -- offers all the features you've grown accustomed to in previous versions but at several more all of which you can use with the touch screen effects. Another new welcome enhancement PowerPoint is the present -- Now when -- presenting with a second screen like a projector for example you'll have a view that offers behind the scenes schools so you always know what's coming next. You have full control over your slides here and you have other useful tools like a laser pointer to point out specific items to the -- You can also have notes over on the right to remind you of topics to cover during your presentation. All of these tools are hidden from your audience as -- presentation plays in the projector. And excel Microsoft has added a number of new tools to help you visualize and interact through data. One new feature that illustrates this concept of the addition of recommended charts. Rather than having to build a nice looking chart from scratch you can highlight your data -- a small tab below your selection. And excel automatically -- out recommended charts. Also extremely helpful are the quick previews of each chart type -- know what you're getting before you make your selection. That's -- we have time for today. But the new Microsoft Office also includes updates for access publisher outlook one note and the rest of the apps and enterprise services in this week. It's pretty clear from the features I've seen that Microsoft is going all in on the touch screen interface and -- looks like they did a good job making it work. In the end it will have to wait and see how users respond to the news. While using Microsoft Office. I'm Jason Parker for CNET and this has been a first look at the new Microsoft office on his -- and.

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