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Microsoft Office 2013 applications have been designed with touchscreen devices such as tablets in mind


You can enable touch mode in Excel 2013 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 shown 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




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




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