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Microsoft will slot photo editing into its Mac version of Office and add mini charts to the software giant’s Excel application.

Office for Mac 2011 should be released in October this year, according to Microsoft’s roadmap.

Redmond said in a video posted on its Office for Mac website yesterday that the company would give Apple-loving customers the opportunity to edit photos from within Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

That feature is already available on Office 2010, which Microsoft released to retail earlier this summer.

Microsoft said that it had also added the so-called Sparklines feature to its Excel product.

The Sparklines tool contains minuscule charts that fit in a single cell. The feature allows Office customers to track individual trend data points.

In effect Microsoft has pulled the Mac version of Office more into line with the Windows version of the software.

"What we've been able to do in Office for Mac 2011 is to bring a lot of power to bear to produce a professional-looking document that's still compatible with Office for Windows," said Kurt Schmucker, an evangelist with Microsoft's Mac team. ®

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