- In the new read mode, text reflows automatically in columns for
easier on-screen reading. Fewer menus mean higher focus on your
content, accompanied only by tools that add value to your reading.
- Open a PDF in Word, and enjoy editing content, such as paragraphs,
lists and tables, as if you created it in Word
- Show your style and professionalism with templates, plus save time.
Browse Word templates in more than 40 categories.
- In Excel 2013 each workbook has its own window, making it easier to
work on two workbooks at once. It also makes life easier when
you’re working on two monitors
- You’ll find several new functions in the math and trigonometry,
statistical, engineering, date and time, lookup and reference,
logical, and text function categories
- The new Recommended Charts button on the Insert tab lets you pick
from a variety of charts that are right for your data. Related
types of charts like scatter and bubble charts are under one
- Smoothly draw, erase, and edit with your finger, stylus, or mouse
on any touch-capable device, such as a Tablet PC or a Windows 8
tablet or slate PC. If you need to share your handwritten notes and
care about legibility, OneNote can automatically convert your
handwriting to text.
- The improved Send to OneNote tool makes it easier than ever to clip
whatever you’re seeing on your screen, send a Web page or an entire
document to a notebook section, or to jot down Quick Notes that are
automatically saved and filed as part of your notebook.
- You can attach just about any computer file to any part of your
notes, which stores a copy of the file in your notebook. You can
also create or import Excel spreadsheets and Visio diagrams right
within OneNote and edit their information in place in your notes.
- Presenter View allows you to see your notes on your monitor while
the audience only sees the slide. In previous releases, it was
difficult to figure out who saw what on which monitor. The improved
Presenter View fixes that headache and makes it simpler to work
- No more eyeballing objects on your slides to see if they’re lined
up. Smart Guides automatically appear when your objects, such as
pictures, shapes, and more, are close to even, and they also tell
you when objects are spaced evenly.
- PowerPoint now supports more multimedia formats, such as .mp4 and
.mov with H.264 video and Advanced Audio Coding (AAC) audio, and
more high-definition content. PowerPoint 2013 includes more
built-in codecs so you don’t have to install them for certain file
formats to work
- The People Card collects all the key details about a contact in one
place: phone, email, address, company info, social media updates,
even whether they’re available. From the card, you can schedule a
meeting, send an instant message, or give them a call, making it a
one-stop-shop for all communication.
- Your calendar can tell you much more than just the time of your
next appointment. You can add your local weather forecast right
there in Calendar view, along with current conditions
- Receive push-based email, appointments, and contacts from
Outlook.com, and Outlook.com (formerly Hotmail) - all conveniently
delivered right into your Outlook experience
- Create dynamic publications in very little time when you insert and
customize prebuilt building blocks of content, both built-in and
from the Publisher community, directly from Publisher 2010. Choose
from an array of page parts—such as sidebars and stories—as well as
calendars, borders, advertisements, and more
- Use professional-looking effects for text, shapes and pictures,
including softer shadows, reflections, and OpenType features such
as ligatures and stylistic alternates
- Use Publisher to search your online albums on Facebook, Flickr and
other services and add pictures directly to the document, without
having to save them first
- Office Web Apps (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote)