Word Mobile is a brilliant product. It exceeds expectations in every possible way. For example, take a simple feature like scrolling. What more can you do to enhance scrolling? But Microsoft has really boosted that feature beyond your imagination. Here is a short visual blog to show you how it works.
14 sec video. It will repeat automatically.
It allow you to scroll while viewing the thumbnail. So convenient and useful.
The clarify of the thumbnail is perfect, even on the small mobile screen.
Works flawlessly with large documents.
Reach the desired page and stop scrolling. It will move to that page.
There is no way to abort scrolling. Remember, no Esc button on mobiles!
Neither scrolling nor thumbnail is a new feature in itself.
But combining them together in touch context is called innovation.
Here is a quick one. Like Triple Click of mouse, Triple Touch Select Paragraph with Windows and Office. Try it out if you have a touch laptop or device. Works across operating systems. Especially useful on mobile phones because precise selection is very difficult due to small screen size.
Triple Touch Select Paragraph (animated Gif)
Touch at the same place in quick succession. If the touch point moves, it will not work. In the above video, touch is visible.
Usually, you cannot SEE where you touched. If you want to activate that setting, go to Control Panel – Pen and Touch – Touch Tab. Choose the option Show visual feedback when touching the screen. Now it shows a light gray circle whenever touch is recognized by the device. This works only on Windows (not on other devices). Incidentally, “double touch” is a term I am using. The technical term is Double-Tap
If you are teaching people or demonstrating touch based software, you want to show the touch highlight more prominently. That is when you must activate the second option: Optimize visual feedback for projection to an external monitor.
Wait. There is more. The video above shows that if you perform triple touch at three different locations, it will be considered as three separate touches (or clicks). Now the question is, how much near these touches should be to be considered as a double touch or triple touch? Well – here is the answer: YOU can configure it.
Go to the settings button on the first dialog and you will see the option called Spatial Tolerance. How near or far multiple touch points should be to be detected as double or triple click. It is simple yet sophisticated. I like it!
Try it out. Let me know if it is useful. Share this with others.
Using Office on a Windows touch tablet is difficult – because all the buttons and menu options are very close together. You end up choosing the wrong option by mistake. Frustrating! Solution has been given since the Office 2013 version was released. On top left corner of Office tools, look for the Touch Mode button.
Why Choose Touch Mode?
Choose Touch Mode and miraculously your problem is solved – instantly. Of course, number of options available do not reduce (that is not an option for Microsoft!). But the SPACING between them increases so that you can confidently touch what you want with your finger.
Also notice that the right click menus, drop downs and galleries also get spaced out. Can you even begin to imagine how much extra effort went into implementing this feature? Appreciate it and use it!
If you are the boss, flaunt it! Do you have a stylus?
Then use it like a boss. Here is how you do it…
Estimated reading time 7 min.
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This article applies only to Windows touch devices. We often get confused while using Touch to perform actions on the screen. Sometimes the touch gestures don’t work as expected. Windows has a brilliant feature to help you. Estimated reading time 10 min.
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