Although officially only two months old, Microsoft's Office Web Apps is already growing up a bit.

To satisfy just some of the many user requests for new features, Microsoft this week updated its online version of Office with enhancements to Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

One of the most requested features, according to a company blog post, was the ability to print from the Word editor. Previously, you could only print from the Word viewer. Clicking on the File menu in the Word Web App editor now displays a Print command that lets you send a document to your local or network printer.

Excel also boasts a couple of useful improvements. You'll now find a new way to insert and tweak your charts. Clicking on the Insert tab gives you the ability to add different types of charts and modify them similarly to the way you can in Excel 2010. Those of you who use the autofill feature in Excel will now find it in the online version as well. Autofill lets you enter a number, date, or similar item in a cell and then populate the adjacent cells with the next several items in that sequence.

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