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Microsoft releases beta version of Office app to support Apple Pencil's Scribble feature

Updated on: 15 August,2022 04:05 PM IST  |  San Francisco
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The feature allows you to insert and edit the text in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet using the Apple Pencil, with handwriting automatically converted into typed text

Microsoft releases beta version of Office app to support Apple Pencil's Scribble feature

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If you have been looking for easier ways to type, then Microsoft's latest update will make you happy. The tech giant has released a new beta version of its Office app for the iPad with support for the Apple Pencil's handwriting-to-text feature Scribble.  

The feature allows you to insert and edit the text in a Word document, PowerPoint presentation, or Excel spreadsheet using the Apple Pencil, with handwriting automatically converted into typed text, reports AppleInsider.


After enabling the Scribble feature in Settings and then Apple Pencil, the feature can be used by tapping the Scribble Pen button under the Draw tab in version 2.64 of the Office app.



The feature can be tested now by members of the Office Insider programme via TestFlight, and the update will likely be released on the App Store for all users in the coming weeks.


Scribble was added in iPadOS 14 for any iPad that supports the original or second-generation Apple Pencil, including any iPad Pro, the third-generation iPad Air and newer, the fifth-generation iPad mini and newer, and the sixth-generation iPad and newer.

Microsoft's unified Office app with Word, PowerPoint, and Excel gained iPad compatibility in February 2021 and is also available for the iPhone.

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