Microsoft adds some new features to Office 365. In November, PowerPoint and Word in particular will be given new functions with which users can create content. It should also be easier for people to make their content look better.

Microsoft reported this today in a blog post about the upcoming updates to Office 365. First and foremost, the company is introducing some new features to help improve the appearance of documents and presentations. 3D animations, drawings and artificial intelligence play an important role.

3D and Ink

A number of new functions are coming to PowerPoint and Word. First of all, the company adds Embedded 3D Animations. This makes it possible to explain complex issues using 3D models.

Another useful new feature in PowerPoint revolves around Ink. Things that a user has drawn with the digital pen can now be converted to text very easily. Suppose you’ve drawn a diagram of words and shapes, all you have to do is press one button to convert the whole thing to text and shapes.

Artificial intelligence

Microsoft also adds more artificial intelligence to PowerPoint. Whatever words you type or write by hand, the text can now be analyzed using the AI. This way, PowerPoint can automatically give advice about the design of a slide, which icons and SmartArt you could use and more. All these functions are aimed at making a presentation as effective as possible.

Another new feature is editing documents with a digital pen. This way, new rules and missing words can be added, but it is also possible to quickly mark content. Finally, Word documents can easily be converted to web pages. All users have to do is take three steps.

The new features will come to Office 365 users in the course of this month.

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