Microsoft today rolled out a major update to its Office for iOS users. The company is pushing out major new features to the Office apps Word, Excel and Outlook.

The latest update brings support for Apple’s Files app which makes it easier for iOS users to open Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents on iPhone and iPad.

The latest update comes with a new option called “Open in” which is found in each document in the sheet. This option lets you open Office documents without any issues unlike earlier.

iOS users earlier had the option “Copy to” in each document which has now been removed and replaced with the new “Open in” option. iOS and iPad users will be able to open the documents with a single tap due to the new option released by Microsoft.

Microsoft also confirms that iOS keeps track of the apps which are regularly used to open the documents and lets you open the document type next time automatically without users having to select the app to open.

The main thing what is to be noted is that the latest Office feature is only available for iOS users who have downloaded iOS 11, since the Office apps use Apple’s Files app, which is an iOS 11 exclusive.

Hence for users to be able to use the new option released by Microsoft for its Office apps they would need to upgrade to Apple’s newest version of the operating system iOS 11 or higher.

The latest Office update is already available for download in the App Store and all the latest features are available in the latest update which is available for all Office users on iOS devices.

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