At TechEd Australia 2009, Reed Shaffner gave a demo of the latest Office Web Apps sitting inside a Sharepoint portal. In the demo, Silverlight; By default, clicking open a document from the archive opens the document for viewing. Functionality like “find” and “zoom” is provided. From enhanced viewer, user is provided two choices to edit document – either edit online or download to a desktop client. A new “View” tab is added in the Word editor that can be full screened. Switching between Web App and client is a simple click of a button in the Ribbon. The same functionality is present in all of the Office Web Apps. The PowerPoint editor features some pretty simple slide manipulation as well as formatting controls. It’s revealed Visio’ll be joining the suite of Office apps ported to the online experience.
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