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Office Mobile adds charts and more in the October Insider Slow update

Another month, another Insider Slow update. The new update has something for every Office app – Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

The Office Mobile apps – despite the name – do work on the desktop; these apps are designed from the ground up for UWP – they work on everything that can run Windows 10.

PowerPoint Mobile

The new update bumps the version number to 17.7466 – do note, to try these apps you need to qualify with three requirements:

  • Have an Office 365 subscription
  • Opt into the Windows Insider program
  • Opt into the Office Insider program

What’s new

With version 17.7466, Microsoft has added a few new charting features to the apps. OneNote also sees a few improvements, here’s what’s new:

  • You can now add or remove chart elements such as titles, data labels, and legends across all Office apps – this feature does require an Office 365 subscription, but so does the qualification to get this update in the first place.
  • Word Mobile now lets you modify charts in even more detail – change the chart colors, layout, type, styles within Word Mobile.
  • OneNote now allows you to share individual notes with people rather than the whole notebook.
  • Tables have been improved in OneNote; it now supports cell shading. It should help you make your tables easier to read.


The OneNote improvement is a big one – it lets you share a single page without sharing all of your notebook, and others can open this shared link in their web browser – no sign in or app downloads required.

However, it is only available to a limited number of Insiders for now. Perhaps, Microsoft needs to see how much of a burden they can put on their servers before releasing a feature like this to the masses.

As always, Insiders are expected to provide feedback so issues can be resolved before the update goes for a public release. You can find the Office apps on the Windows Store – Word Mobile, Excel Mobile, PowerPoint Mobile, and OneNote.

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