What’s new: Microsoft Word
Support UI Text Interaction: Use the trackpad from the all-new Magic keyboard to interact with your document.
Use a Pointing Device: Connect a trackpad or mouse to your iPad for another way to interact with Word.
What’s new: Microsoft Excel
Work with Multiple Spreadsheets at the Same Time: Excel can open two or more spreadsheets side by side for you to view and edit. This feature is available for users who are on iOS13 and higher.
These features were announced in May last year and were being rolled out in a phased manner.
After this update, if you use Microsoft Word on an iPad, you will be able to connect any mouse or trackpad to the iPad and use them to select text and click on the buttons of the app. As for the Microsoft Excel, you will now get the option to edit multiple documents at the same time when placed side-by-side in the app.
Last month, after the launch of Apple’s M1-powered MacBooks, Microsoft released new versions of many of Microsoft 365 for Mac apps that run natively on Macs with M1.
“The apps are not only speedy, but they also look fantastic as they have been redesigned to match the new look of macOS Big Sur,” wrote Microsoft in a blog post.