Office for iPad

Microsoft has introduced improved mouse and trackpad support to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint on iPad.

This feature is available to iOS Insiders running Version 2.42 (20092708) or later.

If you are an iPad user with iPadOS 13.4 or later, Microsoft has now made it easier to navigate the Office Ribbon or work with text, shapes, and cells using a mouse or trackpad. Connect a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad to your iPad

Scenarios to try

Using a Bluetooth mouse or trackpad connected to your iPad, here are some scenarios to try:

  • Watch as the pointer changes shape when navigating Ribbon tabs and commands.
  • Select and edit text with more precision.
  • Choose multiple contiguous cells in Excel (Click + Drag, Shift + Click).
  • Select multiple objects such as shapes, text boxes and images in PowerPoint (Click + Drag, Shift + Click).