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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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Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
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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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