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New year, more goodness: Tell Me, Footnotes and Endnotes and more

It’s a brand new year and we’re on a mission to help you achieve your new year’s resolution! Did you resolve to get things done this year? Word Web App heard you right and we’re excited to announce our new improvements to help you start 2014 with a bang. We started flighting a few updates over the last couple of days, which will be rolling out to customers over the coming weeks.

Wondering what is the Word Web App? The Word Web App is an online destination that brings the best of Microsoft Word to the ease and ubiquity of a web browser. With Tell Me, Footnotes and Endnotes and some more surprises, it only gets better with Word Web App. Read on to know more.

Tell Me

We all have that Word moment when we know what we want to do, but don’t quite remember how to do it. ‘How do I apply double spacing?’ ‘How do I make this page horizontal?’ Do these questions seem familiar? Nothing to be embarrassed about. We’ve all been there and wished for an easier way to accomplish something in our document.

Available now, an easier, faster and more convenient way of doing things in Word – Tell Me. Tell Me understands what you’re trying to accomplish and helps you do it faster. So if I’m trying to make my document horizontal, Tell Me knows it’s the orientation feature I’m looking for. It brings everything I need to my fingertips.

Tell Me

If only Tell Me knew where my keys were!

Sleeker look, simpler experience

As we enable richer experiences with our Web Apps, we’re constantly thinking of re-inventing ourselves to help users discover and do more easily. With our new look, editing documents, collaborating with your colleagues and sharing your files is a seamless experience. Whether it’s renaming a file or looking up your co-authors, the Web Apps make it simple and easy.

Sleeker look, simpler experience in Word Web App

Footnotes and Endnotes

Notes are a great way to provide more information about something without disturbing the flow of your document. Whether it’s serious business like quoting an additional reference or something as silly as a joke in your story, footnotes and endnotes make it really easy to provide the curious reader that extra bit of delightful information.

Footnotes and Endnotes

What’s great is that we’ve reimagined our experience for the browser to help you add, browse and format footnotes and endnotes more intuitively using the new canvas. Creating MLA-style papers just got easier!

Browse and format footnotes and endnotes more intuitively using the new canvas

We’ll be bringing you this feature in phases. So keep an eye out for Footnotes and Endnotes over the coming weeks.

That’s not all

We’re also bringing you enhanced rendering support for Shapes, Textboxes and WordArt.

We can’t wait to see you use our new features!  As always, we love hearing from you. Feel free to send us your feedback using the ‘Give Feedback to Microsoft’ button under the ‘File’ tab.

Give Feedback to Microsoft button under the File tab

What are you waiting for? Get started now!


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