The Features of Office 2013 – What’s new in Word 2013 and Excel 2013?

The Features of Office 2013 - What’s new in Word 2013 and Excel 2013?

The office 2013 has been designed according to the latest technology. It is now touchscreen and cloud friendly. Also, it has added bold look to Microsoft office. Office 2013 offers a host of updates to word for the usage on desktop. As windows 8 has been launched, so there have been many changes and additions in the features of office 2013. This article will explain how the office 2013 works for laptops, desktop touchscreens and tablet PCs.

The Office 365 (for mobile)

The Office 365 (for mobile)

The office 2013 and 356 offers almost the same experiences to the users but Microsoft means to attract the users towards the cloud based versions more. Microsoft is marketing office 365 to individuals as well along with the businesses which is a new thing. Office 365 can also be used on any PC or tablet but it will not be used on any other computer which is not yours. Also, it couldn’t be used without internet access.

If you subscribe to office 365, you can get a license to install office 2013 on 5 other devices. Isn’t it phenomenal?

The New Users Interface

The New Users Interface

Office 2013 isn’t much different from 2010. The ribbon is still at front and middle. Fonts and icon size is now larger than before and also have spaces between them. These changes are good for touchscreens. Also these are good for big screen monitors. But the problem is that the ribbon is not big enough for a laptop screen. There is addition of two tabs which are design and developer. If you used office 2007 well then you will not feel difficulty with ribbon of 2013 office.

New features of word 2013

New features of word 2013

Microsoft has created many different and interesting features which have high utility also.

One of the best features of office 2013 is the embedded feature in the word. One can import the PDF into word very easily. 1st step would be to edit as word document and save it as pdf. It includes formatting, editing, header footer; anything could be imported to pdf or word Doc file. Now you can also embed a PDF file in the word document. This is how the life has been made easy by this feature.

Now you can also bring the online resources in the documents. You can also link your SkyDrive accounts to the Flickr accounts and you can scroll to the online photo collaboration and embed images through direct source in the document and still not leaving the word.

To embed a screenshot from applications to your computer is also easy. Click inserts button screenshot and a thumbnail window appears on the desktop. Now click on the image to make it appear where you want the cursor to move it. While embedding an image or a video in documents, you will have to graph the object and move it along the document and see as the written text reflows around the document itself. You won’t have to do anything. It will be all automated.

Collaborating features of word 2013

Collaborating features of word 2013

While collaborating with other persons on documents, you will be able to spot the change that each individual makes is critique. This is very easier to attempt in word 2013 due to the feature simple markup view. There would be a red line to the left margin which indicates the changes which had been created on the document. A balloon word at the right margin shows the availability of a comment in the document. Click on the vertical red line or the balloon to show those things.

Excel 2013

Excel 2013

Just like new word 2013, there have been made many new features of excel as well. Excel is very useful for office and clerical work. It is also useful to keep record of certain things which we do not want to forget. So it should be introduced with new features and yes there are new features of excel as well. Microsoft has added many data analyzing tools and tips. One of which is called flash fill. Flash fill can notice pattern of your data and predict what you need or want to do next about it. It also offers to fill in the next predicted data for you if it is correct and if you agree to do so.

For users ease, Microsoft has made sample copy of the double spreadsheets. Through this the user can know what they have to do with it. This actually demonstrates and guides you through the new features of excel. Excel 2013 uses colors and symbols to recognize and analyses the data you have given to it. 1st you have to select the number of rows and columns, click the bottom right icon appearing on the screen, choose formatting technique you want to use.

Excel 2013’s new tools will show you the suitable tools that you could easily use for your work. Hence, office 2013 altogether is helpful and advanced and no doubt less time consuming.

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