Microsoft Details The Touch Optimization In Office vNext

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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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