Microsoft Details The Touch Optimization In Office vNext

At Office Next blog today, Microsoft detailed the touch optimizations done in the upcoming version of Office. Microsoft Office took advantage of the Windows 8 platform features such as hardware accelerated graphics and improved touch targeting to deliver new touch-based experiences. They focused on the following things while designing Office optimized for touch interaction.

  • Touch responsiveness
  • Touch targeting
  • Selecting text & objects
  • Typing
  • Commanding

Following are the new things in Office vNext that makes touch based interaction a breeze.

  • Improved Touch Responsiveness
  • Improved Touch Targeting
  • Fixed User Interface Elements – New Touch Mode
  • Touch optimized Contextual User Interface Elements
  • Positioning an object by dragging using Touch
  • New Touch based Text and Object Selection
  • Minibar
  • In-canvas commands
  • Radial Menus
  • App Bar
  • Optimized Soft keyboard experience.

Read all of the above in detail at Office Next blog here.

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