Office for Mac gets Touch Bar support with Outlook integration coming soon

Macbook Pro with touch bar

MacBook Pro users can now insert a hyperlink in their Word document using the Touch Bar.

On Thursday, Microsoft released Touch Bar support to all Office for Mac users. This gives the Word, Excel, and PowerPoint apps new contextual capabilities on the new MacBook Pro. Microsoft first announced Touch Bar support in October, and a preview was released to members of the Office Insider program earlier this month. MacBook Pro users can access these features by going to Help > Check for updates in any of their Office for Mac apps.

The public version includes new capabilities for Office users. In Word, you can use the Touch Bar to insert photos, hyperlinks, or comments in your document. In PowerPoint, the Touch Bar gets “view-specific controls” to present a slideshow.

Microsoft also added a new slider to the Touch Bar so you can rotate an object—like an image or a new layer—more precisely in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint. In addition, Microsoft confirmed that Touch Bar support for Outlook and Skype for Business would be coming soon.