The launch last month of the long-awaited Office for iPad suite omitted a key feature: printing. After promising to address the issue, Microsoft today added AirPrint support to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. The company announced the update on the official Office Blog.
Your top request is here! You can now print Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and PowerPoint presentations to an AirPrint printer. In Word for iPad, you can choose to print a document with or without markup. In Excel, print a selected range, a single worksheet or an entire spreadsheet. Of course, you can select the pages or slides you want to print.
Today’s updates also add other user-requested features, including object alignment SmartGuides for PowerPoint and row and column AutoFit for Excel. Each app update also includes the usual bug fixes and performance improvements.
All Office for iPad apps are available to download for free, giving users the ability to view Office documents. To create or edit documents in Word, PowerPoint, or Excel, however, an Office 365 subscription is required, which ranges in price from $20 to $100 per year depending on eligibility and features.