The first thing you’ll see when you open Microsoft Office is a clean, new look. But the features you know and use are still there—along with some new ones that are
huge time savers. The new Office also works with smartphones, tablets, and in the cloud, even on PCs that don’t have Office installed. So now you can always get to
your important files, no matter where you are or what you’re using.
If you’ve been using Excel 2007 or 2010 and are familiar with the ribbon, you’ll want
to know what changed in Excel 2013. If you’ve been using Excel 2003, you’ll want to
know where to find the Excel 2003 commands and toolbar buttons on the ribbon.
Aside the design improvement made to Excel 2013, there are three features that stood out. The first is the Quick Analysis tool that allows you convert data into a
chart or table. The second is the Flash Fill, this recognizes data patterns and helps you auto fill the rest of your data. And the third, depending on the type of data you
enter, Excel 2013 recommends the chart that best suits your data.
Microsoft Word 2013 looks different from previous versions,
The new interface in Word 2013 makes it easier to focus on what you are writing. There is even an editable Read Mode that further declutters the screen.
It is helpful that the new collaborative comments and editing system allows users to add comments, respond to them on shared documents via SkyDrive, edit the
documents, and mark comments as done.
More useful for me is that I could open and edit PDF documents from within Word 2013 and save the changes as a PDF file or reformat them as Word documents.
Combining features from both Word and Excel, you can insert online media and adjust the appearance of graphs and charts in PowerPoint 2013. But that is not all.
There is a Presenter View that has been refined to enhance your presentations and wow your audience. You can also turn presentations into MP4 videos as well as
WMV files to play music in the background.
What’s new in Office 2013