When Apple announcement back in 2016 for the newest version of its Mac Book Pro, most exciting new feature turned out to be the Touch Bar. It’s a small touch screen area below the main screen that can be used in conjunction with the keyboard to perform several tasks.
Microsoft didn’t take long to come out for support of the Touch Bar, the company announced that its Office products for the Mac would make use of it in the near future. Well, that future has come, but unfortunately only for those who are already part of the team Office Insider program.
Here is in brief rundown of what’s new, according to Microsoft;
“Help us shape the future of Office: Become an Office Insider on your iPhone and iPad, get early access to new Office releases, and tell us what you think. To apply, click here. Touch Bar support on the new Mac Book Pro: The most relevant commands to what you’re working on are at your fingertips. (Compatible with Mac Book Pro with Touch Bar only.)”
According to the company, Office Insiders in the slow ring will be able to test the new Touch Bar features across products such as Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook.
What Will Users Be Able To Do?
In Microsoft Word, users will be able to activate the Focus Mode directly from the Touch Bar. It will also let you to change font styles and document format. When it comes down to Power Point, users will see a graphical slider of all slides, giving them the option to reorder from the Touch Bar instead of using the mouse and keyboard.
As for Excel, user can select recently used colour cells and functions. Not only that, they can pick out charts as well. From our point of view, Excel’s Touch Bar features are more useful than Word and Power Point, but that’s just an opinion for you might have a different perspective on the matter.