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Microsoft Office 2016 applications have been designed with touchscreen devices such as tablets in mind

 

You can enable touch mode in Excel 2016 to optimize all the buttons/toolbars to make them easier to click when using a touchscreen device

 

To enable this feature click on the down arrow next to the quick launch toolbar (as circled in red below) and click on Touch/Mouse Mode

 

N.B. This first step may not be necessary as on some devices it automatically detects touch input and enables this option

 

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This will then display a new button on the quick launch toolbar (as circled in red below) where you can switch between Touch and Mouse mode

 

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The images below show the difference between Mouse mode and Touch mode for the Home ribbon - notice how all the buttons are spread out more so you can easily point to them with your finger

 

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