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Office apps now optimized for iPhone (pictures)

The new Office apps for iPhone have menus that take the smaller screen into account for navigation.

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Office apps for iPhone

A new update to Microsoft's Office apps -- Word, Excel and PowerPoint -- brings your iPhone up to speed with the iPad versions. Menus and other features have been optimized for the smaller screen to make them a natural fit.

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Easy access tools

Microsoft created new iPhone menus with the smaller screen in mind. A dropdown menu lets you quickly select from Home, Insert, Layout, Review and View.

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Presenting your data

In Excel you can select a data range with your finger, then pick from several tools to present it.

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PowerPoint templates

PowerPoint comes with tons of templates to help you get your message across to your audience.

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Custom slides

You can pick new slides that fit your template in PowerPoint, and then make fine adjustments to colors and other features.

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Create a chart

With Excel you can touch and swipe to select a range of cells, then quickly pick from a number of charts and graphs to present your data.

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Dropbox support

With the latest versions of the Office apps for iOS, you'll be able to enter your Dropbox account for more storage space.

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