- 11-02-2012, 02:42 PM #1
Does anyone know if Microsoft are going to eventually replace the Office apps with 'true' tablet versions of the apps?
As in not just the desktop version of the app - not something that drops you to the desktop and runs? - this seems a little bit messy to me -
just wondering if the versions pre-loaded on the surface are just stopgaps and we'll be getting different versions in 2013?
- 11-02-2012, 02:47 PM #3
There's a OneNote Metro app. And when you have Word open for example, you can select Touch mode which spaces out the icons more. As far as Metro versions for Word, Excel, and Powerpoint I don't believe MS have commented on it.
- 11-02-2012, 02:50 PM #4
Yeah it works fine. but its not really touch optimized is it? I guess it's designed to work with the touch cover in trackpad mode.
Look at OneNote Mx app vs OneNote2013 - the former I would call more of a tablet app and the latter a desktop app running on a tablet - if that makes sense.
- 11-02-2012, 02:53 PM #6
Like I said before, there is a touch mode in Office that space the icons out so they are easier to touch with fingers, so in a way it has been optimized for touch, but given the nature of the program you'll want a keyboard to get the best experience.