Office Professional 2013
All of Microsoft’s applications for use on one PC.
Office Professional 2013 is designed to help you create and communicate faster with time saving features and a clean, modern look. Plus, you can save your documents in the cloud on SkyDrive and access them virtually anywhere.
What’s new in this release of Office?
The 2013 versions of familiar Office applications such as Word, Excel, and PowerPoint include new features that help you create, communicate and work efficiently from virtually anywhere. In addition to updating the traditional Office suites, Microsoft has developed brand new subscription versions of Office, specifically designed around the way customers use Office. Each new subscription offer will include the 2013 versions of the Office applications, for example Word, Excel and PowerPoint, plus cloud services such as Skype world minutes and online storage with SkyDrive.
Subscribers will also receive future rights to version upgrades as well as per-use rights across multiple PCs or Macs and select mobile devices.1 Note: The Office applications you can use across PCs, Macs and other devices vary by platform.
1Visit www.office.com/information for a current list of devices. Internet connection required. Internet and mobile telephone usage charges may apply.
What’s new with Office?
- Experience Office at its best on Windows 8 devices, with an improved user interface optimized for touch, pen, and keyboard.
- An improved look and feel reduces distractions for a better reading experience.
- The new Start screen gives you a selection of recent documents and templates to get going quickly.
- Get all the email, scheduling, and task tools in Outlook.
- See your Outlook schedule, an appointment, or details about a contact without changing screens.
- Create presentations with widescreen themes in PowerPoint.
- Use OneNote to capture and share notes, pictures, web pages, voice memos, and more.
Microsoft Office Applications
- Build a database fast to organize data, accessible anywhere online with Access.
- Make your own marketing materials using tools in Publisher.
- Recommended Charts helps you visualize data in Excel.
- Add pictures, videos, or online media to your Word documents with a simple drag and drop.
Microsoft’s Office 2013 suite of software comes with a number of features that make it easier for users to collaborate. The software also offers tighter integration with a user’s Microsoft account for reading emails and managing contacts and calendars.
The Office Professional Plus 2013 version of the software includes Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Outlook, OneNote, Access, Publisher and Lync. As with Microsoft’s Windows 8 operating system, the new Office software is optimized for touch-enabled devices, allowing for easier manipulation of documents and presentations than with a mouse and keyboard.
Microsoft makes extensive use of the cloud in Office 2013. The suite lets users save documents directly to Microsoft’s SkyDrive cloud service. Through this feature, a user can log on to a computer that does not have the Office software installed and use Microsoft’s Web Office components to access, edit and share a document. The 2013 version of the suite does not require additional software components, which made the process unwieldy in previous versions.
Microsoft has made some welcome improvements to the specific software elements in its Office suite. Among the enhancements to Word 2013 is the ability to open PDF documents directly from within Word and edit them, which can be a real timesaver. It can also actively reflow text around pictures or video images as a user types. Word also comes with Simple Markup, a new revision option that gives users a clean, uncomplicated view of a document but still has indicators to note tracked changes. The software also provides a reply button for comments, allowing users to discuss changes and track comments within the text.
The Excel 2013 spreadsheet software offers recommendations for the best charting options. And PowerPoint 2013 allows a user to navigate slides in a presentation while showing the audience only the current slide. Outlook 2013 has inline replies to make it easier to process email and also lets users see multiple contacts and their social network connections in one view on “people cards.” OneNote 2013 takes advantage of touch-screen capabilities to make note taking easier.