While previous versions of Microsoft Office might work on Mac OSX Lion, the existing version of Microsoft Office 2011 only officially supports Mac OSX Snow Leopard. Recently, Microsoft announced that it is preparing Office 2012, meant specifically to work in OSX Lion, according to a report by Apple Insider.
How does this affect Microsoft Word, Powerpoint, and Excel as they are used in Mac OSX Lion? What cool and useful new features can possibly be added? Read more fter the jump.
Microsoft Office 2012 for Windows is already in beta and is set for release next year. The updated Mac OSX Lion version, once released, could be the first Microsoft Office version to be available on the Mac App Store. The Mac App Store first came out in January 2011 and was made available to Snow Leopard users.
Adding support for Mac OSX Lion could mean the addition of features such as Auto Save and Versions to popular Microsoft applications Word, Powerpoint, and Excel.
Microsoft Office for iPad, which runs Apple’s iOS, is also being developed. Quoting a report from The Daily, Apple Insider says Microsoft is also “working on adapting its popular software suite for Apple’s tablet.”