Office Remote Transforms Windows Phone into Magic Wand, Lets You Control Office 2013 Documents on Your PC

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Microsoft Research has announced the launch of Office Remote for Windows Phone. The app can be downloaded from Windows Phone Store. Office Remote turns Windows Phone 8 devices into smart remotes for Word, Excel and PowerPoint. Users will now be able to control documents on their PC’s through a Bluetooth link from the mobile device.

“You can start your PowerPoint presentation, advance the slides, see your speaker notes, and control an on-screen laser pointer with a touch of your finger—all from your phone,” says Office program manager Bert Van Hoof. “You can also navigate between Excel worksheets and graphs, and control data slicers from the palm of your hand. And you can scroll through a Word document or quickly jump to specific sections or comments.”

Office Remote features include:

PowerPoint
– Navigate next slide/previous slide
– View slide thumbnails and jump to slide
– View speaker notes on phone
– View presentation timer and slide progress
– Laser point using touch on your phone

Excel
– Navigate rows and columns
– Change sheets by swiping
– Use Slicers, PivotTables and Filters
– Jump to any named object in your workbook
– Change zoom level

Word
– Jump to headings
– Jump to comments
– Screen up/down
– Line up/down
– Change zoom level

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