Office 2013 Version Comparison Chart


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Word 2013
Create beautiful documents and enjoy the read
Get absorbed in Word documents with the new onscreen read mode

Open PDF content in Word and easily reuse text, lists and tables

Edit and apply effects to photos without additional software

Organize your documents and navigate easily with the new navigation pane.

Edit a document with other authors at the same time

Excel 2013
Discover and share insights from your data
Easily extract what you need from imported data with Flash Fill.

Bring your analysis to life with a click of the mouse. Quick Analysis Lens, Recommended Charts, and Chart Animations make it easy and look great.

Highlight important data trends in seconds using Sparklines.

Clarify information with color schemes and data bars in Conditional Formatting.

Edit documents with others simultaneously using the Excel Web App.

PowerPoint 2013
Design and deliver beautiful presentations with ease and confidence
Get started with ease and polish. When opening PowerPoint, you are immediately presented with a collection of compelling wide-screen themes from which to create your presentation.

When presenting with a second screen, new Presenter View tools keep you in control and allow you to focus on and connect with your audience

Embed, trim, add bookmarks and special effects to videos right in PowerPoint.

Present Online allows you to share your presentation with anyone, even if they don’t have PowerPoint.

Share with others and stay on top of changes using the Co-authoring feature.

OneNote 2013
Take notes and have them where you want when you need them
OneNote is your digital notebook that travels with you. With 2013, OneNote adds a new Windows 8 app to its family of apps.

Embed files into your notes. In OneNote 2013, you can also preview embedded Excel and Visio from within your notes.

Capture and store text, images, videos and audio notes in one easy-to-find place.

Link notes back to their source with Linked Notes.

Draw and write using your finger, stylus, or mouse. OneNote’s improved inking allows you to draw, erase and edit seamlessly.

Make edits with others at the same time using the new OneNote Web App.

Outlook 2013
Take control of your day. Manage your email, schedules, contacts, and to-do items
New Inline Replies allow you to reply to email in one window

Take a peek at your schedule, a specific appointment, or details about the person you’re emailing with, without moving screens or losing context

Streamline your Inbox with Conversation View and Ignore features.

Manage multiple e-mail accounts, like Hotmail or Gmail, right from Outlook.

Make scheduling simple with new Calendar Preview and Multiple Calendar View.

Stay connected with social and business network updates using new Outlook Social Connector.

Office Web Apps
Access and share your Office documents from anywhere with anyone
Work with anybody to edit and collaborate on documents in real time, all they need is a browser.

Your documents are always just a click away, access and view files stored online from nearly any device with a browser

Share polished Office documents with anyone, even if they don’t have Office.

High fidelity editing. Quickly see how your edits affect the overall look and layout of your documents, with greater fidelity from edit mode to view mode.

From your tablet (Windows 8 and iPad) edit documents stored online with touch-enabled web apps.

Publisher 2013
Create professional and impactful publications
Import all your pictures to a single canvas in Publisher, and swap them in and out of your design with a simple drag and drop. Experiment to find the right image, without wasting time.

The new Start experience gives you easy access to inspiration, with new compelling templates, as well as a list of your recently viewed documents, so you can get back to where you were in no time.

Edit pictures easily by zooming, panning, and cropping while maintaining your document’s layout.

Align shapes, images, and text intuitively thanks to new alignment guidance technology.

Access 2013
Create powerful databases faster and easier
Make exploring your data easy using Access drag-and-drop navigation forms.

Create insightful reports with new design, layout, and data analysis tools.

More easily automate common tasks using the revamped Macro Designer.

Office 2013
Your modern Office
Great with Windows 8: capture your ideas however you work best—using a keyboard, pen, or a touchscreen.

Sign into your account and your applications, recent documents and settings are right there, just the way you left them.

The new Start experience helps you create beautiful documents more quickly with compelling new templates as well as a list of your recently viewed documents.

Easily customize the Ribbon in every Office application.

Quickly access file management tasks, such as open, save, and print with new Backstage view.


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