Microsoft details touch editing in Office Web Apps on Windows 8 and iOS Tablets in the latest post of the official Office Web Apps blog today. In designing the Office Web Apps for touch, the Office team set out to achieve the following goals:
- Users should be up and running with touch-enabled Office Web Apps right away
- Users don't need to learn to navigate a new user interface
- Users can easily move back and forth between touch and mouse/keyboard experiences
- The full feature set of the Office Web Apps, including editing tools, must be enabled on touch devices like tablets and touch monitors
Five actions are all it takes to get started:
In this post, they describe how they achieved it.