Microsft is in the process of testing a “to-do” feature on its product, Microsoft Word, as a consequence of which users will be able to come back to that document, view a list of their remaining to-dos, navigate to the right part of the document and fill-in additional information that includes images and charts in order to complete the document without any confusion.
On Wednesday, Jared Spataro, the Corporate Vice President for Microsoft 365, in a blog post wrote thus- The new capabilities to Word would help users create and fill in the placeholders without leaving the flow of their work. They could type ‘TODO: finish this section or <>’ and Word will be able to recognize and track them as to-dos. Users will have to mention them within a placeholder and Word will be able to send them a notification with a deep link that will lead users to the relevant place in the document which will enable the users to insert their contributions and will be added directly into the document.
The functionality of this test will firstly reach Office Insiders who use Mac, and will also allow co-workers and friends to complete the tasks mentioned in their to-do list.
Microsoft plans to use Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Microsoft Office which might help in filling information in the left out placeholders.
The post added thus- “In the next few months, Word will use Microsoft Search to suggest content for a to-do like <>. You will be able to pick from the results and insert content from another document with a single click.”
Microsoft said it would be releasing the feature on Word for Windows, Mac, and web very soon to all Office 365 subscribers.