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Microsoft Office iPad Apps Get Mouse and Trackpad Support

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Microsoft has announced its Word, Excel and Powerpoint apps have been updated to support mouse and trackpads in iPadOS.

“The Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps are now receiving updates to take full advantage of trackpad support in iPadOS to give iPad users using a mouse or Apple’s new Magic Keyboard easy cursor control, fluid navigation, and precise adjustments,” explained the company in a blog post on Monday.

“When moving a finger across the built-in trackpad of Magic Keyboard, the cursor transforms into the tool you need depending on the content you’re pointing to. And using a mouse or trackpad with iPad for common tasks like highlighting a passage of text in Word, selecting a range of cells in Excel, and moving and resizing graphics in PowerPoint are as simple and intuitive as ever,” explained Microsoft.

To connect a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad to your iPad, you’ll require one of the following iPad models running iPadOS 13.4 or later:

Just head to Settings on your iPad, enable Bluetooth and pair your mouse or trackpad.

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