/+Back in October 2016, Microsoft announced Office for Mac is adding Touch Bar support to their enterprise suite. Standing by their words, the Redmond giant has today started testing these features with Office Insiders. Office Insiders on the Slow Ring for MacOS will be able to examine and encounter bugs in the new Touch Bar support, across the productivity suite.
The Office productivity suite includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Outlook. After successful trials conclude, Touch Bar support will pop up for every MacBook Pro user across the globe. Detailing the integration, Kirk Koenigsbauer, corporate VP for the Office team wrote in a blog post,
We’re continually evolving Office to take advantage of the latest and greatest hardware innovations across the industry. Through the Touch Bar, Office intelligently puts the most common commands at your fingertips—all based on what you’re doing in the document.
Further, Microsoft is introducing Word Focus Mode on Mac through Touch Bar support. The said mode will cover on-screen ribbons and commands allowing the user to focus on the document. Moreover, it will bring in significant features which will enable style switch with a single tap.
Easy manipulation of graphics on Powerpoint will be available once the Touch Bar support kicks off. It will further make it simple to move and find objects through the Reorder Objects button added to the same. The button will produce a graphical map of all layers which a user would be able to control via sliding their fingers.
While an equals sign in Excel will display most recently used functions in the Touch Bar. The said integration will pop up preferable email commands and calendar functions in Outlook. It will also provide quick access to borders, cell colors and recommended charts. Talking about the same, Koenigsbauer further wrote,
We’re working hard to take advantage of the very latest in hardware and software innovation from across the industry.