Microsoft today announced the latest build for Office, Version 1902 (Build 11310.20016). The build is now available for Office Insiders only. The latest build does bring a lot of features across all Office apps.
The most noteworthy feature is the addition of ink to math feature to Microsoft Powerpoint. The feature has already been a part of Microsoft One Note. Basically, it allows users to convert their written equations to text format. As Microsoft writes in its blog, “Handwritten, inked mathematical expressions can now be converted to nicely formatted text. Simply handwrite your math and use the Ink to Math button to convert the ink!“. To use the feature, users must use ribbon button Ink to Math or, simply select the ink and wait for OOUI to show up. Users can also write an equation with their digital pen and use Ink to Math to convert it to text.
Apart from the Ink to math feature, the latest build also adds a number of fixes to the Office Apps. Powerpoint and Access get a number of performance and stability fixes. Word and Excel got fixes for saving automatic text color and Pivot Chart Color issues respectively. Microsoft also fixed a “form loading failure in the Organizational Forms Library” in Outlook. Finally, Project also got a fix for an “an issue with saving custom field values when disconnecting a subproject“.