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Microsoft Office adds support for Touch Bar: a little useful, but not much

via:博客园     time:2017/2/20 14:31:22     readed:1917


As Liu Xuewen, the editor in chief of love:

Microsoft is indeed the best apple application developers.

As early as October 27, 2016 Apple released a new generation of MacBook Pro, Microsoft in OfficeOfficial blogAnnounced its Office office software will support the new MacBook Pro Touch Bar.

More than 3 months later, support Touch Bar Office finally came.

Graph from:Engadget

The Office support for Touch Bar mainly through software updates to achieve, covering the software, including Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook. According to the different software, Microsoft Touch Bar configuration functions are also different.


Text focus mode

In this mode, all the menu options on the main screen of the computer are hidden, the user can focus on document collaboration; at this time, Touch Bar will play the role of menu options. Through Touch Bar, users can directly adjust the font style and paragraph style, add links, insert pictures, etc..


Touch Bar in the PowerPoint is mainly used in image manipulation.

By sliding on the Touch Bar, the user can easily adjust the rotation angle of the object. In addition, if you are in a slide show view, you can also display the slide thumbnails and play time on the Touch Bar, the user can also visually track.


Once the user enters a sign in Excel form, will display the user most recently used menu options in Touch Bar. For example, when the user selects a formula on the Touch Bar and specifies the range, it is possible to quickly get the sum of the selected data.

In addition, through the Touch Bar can quickly adjust the color of the table, recommended chart style, etc..


With the above three software, Outlook on the Touch Bar is also a common feature. For example, when a user is writing an e-mail, the Touch Bar displays a list of the most recent documents, which can then be inserted as a document or link.

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A little useful, but not much

From the above point of view, Office support for Touch Bar has some use, will make a specific operation becomes simple, but it is difficult to operate on the previous mode of how much impact.

Graph from:Adobe

Currently, in addition to Microsoft Office, other large software support Touch Bar also includes AdobePhotoshopAnd Apple's own Final Cut Pro, etc..

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