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10 killer new features in Word
2013
A word processor is indispensable for anyone who creates documents, be it for work,
school, or writing angry letters to your representatives in Congress. Now that Microsoft
has finally released Office 2013 to the general public, were naming what we think are the
10 best new features in Word 2013. (We reviewed the whole enchilada last December,
when it became available to Microsoft TechNet subscribers. You can read our opinion
here (http://www.pcworld.com/article/2017550/review-microsoft-office-2013-features-
new-look-prices.html).)
Word 2013 boasts new and improved features across the board, spanning document
creation to reading, editing, and collaboration. Whats even better is that Microsoft has
made these advanced features easier for everyone to use.
Helen Bradley
@helenbradley
Jan 29, 2013 10:09 AM
The new Design tab includes document formatting options to format the entire document.
1. The new Design tab
Document formats can be further extended by choosing Themes, Colors, and Fonts to use
with them. If you come up with something youd like to use all the time, the new Set as
Default option allows you to make the current combination of formatting settings the default
for all new documents.Word 2007 and Word 2010 added interesting features for styling a
document, but the tools were scattered throughout the user interface, and they were
difficult to use. The new Word 2013 Design tab consolidates all these tools onto one tab,
so theyre easy to find. Microsoft has also added a visual element to its Document
Formatting tool that allows you to preview a document style before applying it to the entire
document. Youll also find a range of new document format designs to choose from.
The new Alignment Guides in Word 2013 show you when an object is lined up with another
object or page element.
2. Alignment with Alignment Guides
If you have text wrapping set to an option such as Square, the Alignment Guides also show
when the object is aligned with the top of a paragraph or to a heading.This new feature
makes lining up images and other objects a cinch in Word 2013. When you move an
object such as an Image, Chart, or SmartArt illustration around in a document, Alignment
Guides automatically appear to show you when the object is lined up with other elements
on the page. The guides also show you when the object is lined up to key page locations,
such as the edge of the page and the left and right margins.
Read mode provides a superior experience for anyone who uses Word primarily to read
documents others have created.
3. Comfortable reading in Read mode
If you use Word more to read documents than to create them, youll like Word 2013s new
Read mode. It automatically resizes a document to the full window. Click the on-screen
arrows to flip through the pages, or swipe the screen from either edge of the display if
youre using a touch-screen monitor. Switch to page view for vertical scrolling. Right-click
on any unfamiliar words to display a definition without existing read mode. You can also
click on any image, table, or chart to enlarge it for easier reading.
The new comments tool encapsulates related comments into a single bubble, which makes
them much easier to follow.
4. Smarter collaboration
If you collaborate with others on Word documents, you know how quickly conversations
can become difficult to follow, because Words comments tool treats every utterance as
a new comment.
In Word 2013, you can reply to a comment within that comment by clicking the Comment
Reply button. This captures the entire discussion of a given point inside a single comment
box, which will appear as a small bubble in the documents margin.
You can also lock the change-tracking feature, so it cant be bypassed unless the
collaborator provides the correct password.
And with the new Simple Markup option, you can hide complex markups and view the final
version of the document. Switch between this and All Markup view from the Review tab or
by double clicking the line in the left margin beside a tracked change.
Word can now open PDF files so you can edit and complete them in Word including working
with table data in the file.
5. Open and edit PDFs inside Word
Word 2013 can not only open a PDF document, it also enables you to edit itwithout
need of a third-party application. You can also edit the data inside tables and move
images around the document. When youre finished, you can save the document as
either a PDF or a Word file. This is a must-have feature for anyone who works with PDFs
frequently.
Select a picture, chart, or SmartArt object, and the new Layout Options icon lets you
configure placement and text wrapping options for it.
6. Discoverable layout options
You can also select Move with text or Fix position on page to control the location of the
object. Click See more to open the old Layout dialog, which offers other options for
positioning the object on the page.New layout options in Word 2013 make features such
as wrapping text around an illustration much easier to use. When you click an image, a
chart, or a SmartArt object in a Word document, a Layout Options icon appears outside
its top right corner. Click it to select text wrapping options such as Tight, Square and
Through.
As with the other applications in the Office 2013 suite, a formatting task pane opens when
you right-click an object and choose, for example, Format Picture or Format Shape. This
stays open as you work and shows formatting options relevant to the currently selected
object.
If you use tables in your documents, the new Border Painter tool and Border Styles feature
simplify and speed up formatting.
7. New table border tools
Select a Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color; or choose a preset from the Border Styles
list and paint the borders onto the table. You can also sample an existing border, using the
Border Sampler tool in the Border Styles panel, and then use the Border Painter to paint
that style elsewhere in the table.Formatting a Word table by adding different width and
style borders has always been a pain point. Word 2013s handy Border Painter tool
makes this task supremely easy. To access it, choose Table Tools, Design, Border
Painter.
There are new icons for inserting rows and columns in tables and options on the Mini Toolbar
for deleting them, too.
8. More new table features
Word has always had weak table tools, and Word 2013 finally addresses the problem.
You can now add a new row to a table by hovering your mouse just outside the left edge
of the table at the point at which the row is to be inserted. A small icon will appear; click on
it and youre done. Theres a similar icon for easily adding a new column. New Delete
buttons on the Mini Toolbar make it easy to delete columns and rows; if the table itself is
selected, the option lets you delete the entire table.
New Expand/Collapse options let you collapse and expand a document to make it easier to
work on.
9. Collapse and expand a document
Long documents can become unruly to manage, especially if youre working in just a
small portion of it. Word 2013 lets you collapse and expand a document, so you see only
the portion you need. To do this, you must format the documents headings using the
built-in styles Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on.
Switch to Print Layout view and you can collapse the document by hovering your mouse
to the left of a formatted heading. Click the small disclosure triangle to hide the
paragraphs between this heading and the next, leaving just the heading text visible.
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Right-click a heading formatted with one of the heading styles to access the
Expand/Collapse option, which gives you menu control for this feature.
Now you can present a document online to others in real time.
10. Present a document online
Once everyone is connected to the servicewhich is run via the Microsoft Word Web App
theyll be able to follow along as you present the document. The interface supports
comments being made during the presentation, and participants can create a printable and
downloadable PDF of the document if desired.Office 2013s new Office Presentation
Service allows you to present Word documents online. You must be signed into your
Microsoft Account to use this feature. When youre ready to share your document, choose
File, Share, Present Online, and click the Present Online button to upload your document
to the cloud. You will get a link that you can email or share with others so they can join the
presentation.
Theres a lot to like about the new Microsoft Word 2013. The new features collectively will
make your day-to-day work much easier to perform whatever that happens to be.
zopfan 124 days ago
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BradKiefer1 379 days ago
How do I see the print preview of only the selected matter. In other words,
I've selected one and half pages of my many pages document. And I wish to
see only the selected matter in my print preview window. But it is showing
the adjoining matter also.
How to do this?
How do I see the print preview of only the selected matter. In other words,
I've selected one and half pages of my many pages document. And I wish to
see only the selected matter in my print preview window. But it is showing
the adjoining matter also.
How to do this?
Good review, but I'd suggest you putting the picture below each heading,
not above.
roelw said
Does the PDF creation/ conversion result in a searchable PDF, or are there just
page images? Important for me for multiple-page documents. Also,
WordPerfect is one word processor that does handle long documents, well,
perfectly. I edited and published a 300,000 word book with no problems at all -
MS Word couldn't handle it at all. Yes, that's what WordPerfect does best; it
does several other things well, beating MS Word hands-down. We've used
Word Perfect since it first came out, but it went wonky after version 9, so we
stopped upgrading after that. As for searchable PDF, I can't speak for Win8, and
I've not converted a WordPerfect doc to pdf in a long time; so I don't
remember if WP also makes searchable PDFs, but can check it if you want me
to do that. Presumably you already know the answer for WP, since it's been
able to convert and edit PDF, since the 1990's. SmartPDFCreator Pro does
make not only searchable pdfs, but the hyperlinks which are covered with text,
or bookmarks, also convert. I don't know if they can convert WordPerfect docs,
but you can get a trial version of SmartPDF Creator Pro for free, and test it for
that feature. That's how I discovered it two years ago. I use that feature every
day with my MS Word docs, which admittedly are made on MS Word 2003 and
prior. Adobe Acrobat version 6 is cheap in Amazon, and it will do the same
thing. I just now ordered another new one for $5, at Amazon. Had ordered
several two days ago, but to finish this post looked up what else they had for
sale. Sorry, couldn't resist. The other new ones are selling there now for $20-
$50. Version 6 might not run in Win7, because it won't run in Vista; when I
tried to install it, Vista said it wasn't compatible. It will run in XP. When I get
the other version 6's, I'll test them on my Win7 machines. Acrobat 6 and prior
will also run on Win98SE, which is nice; Acrobat is wonky when it does
conversions, and if you don't want to go blind, you should turn your monitor
off while it works. So I much prefer SmartPDF Creator Pro, but it doesn't do
everything Acrobat can do; it can well edit and convert to PDF from htm,
Word, other formats (WordPerfect isn't listed as one of them); but it can't do
some of the fancier stuff Acrobat will do, and it can't convert into all the PDF
formats Acrobat can do.
Just in from Adobe:
http://www.adobe.com/downloads/cs2_downloads/index.html
(Acrobat 7 is now free)
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brainout 389 days ago
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roelw said
Does the PDF creation/ conversion result in a searchable PDF, or are there just
page images? Important for me for multiple-page documents.
Also, WordPerfect is one word processor that does handle long documents,
well, perfectly. I edited and published a 300,000 word book with no problems
at all - MS Word couldn't handle it at all.
Yes, that's what WordPerfect does best; it does several other things well,
beating MS Word hands-down. We've used Word Perfect since it first came
out, but it went wonky after version 9, so we stopped upgrading after that.
As for searchable PDF, I can't speak for Win8, and I've not converted a
WordPerfect doc to pdf in a long time; so I don't remember if WP also makes
searchable PDFs, but can check it if you want me to do that. Presumably you
already know the answer for WP, since it's been able to convert and edit PDF,
since the 1990's.
SmartPDFCreator Pro does make not only searchable pdfs, but the hyperlinks
which are covered with text, or bookmarks, also convert. I don't know if they
can convert WordPerfect docs, but you can get a trial version of SmartPDF
Creator Pro for free, and test it for that feature. That's how I discovered it
two years ago. I use that feature every day with my MS Word docs, which
admittedly are made on MS Word 2003 and prior.
Adobe Acrobat version 6 is cheap in Amazon, and it will do the same thing. I
just now ordered another new one for $5, at Amazon. Had ordered several
two days ago, but to finish this post looked up what else they had for sale.
Sorry, couldn't resist. The other new ones are selling there now for $20-$50.
Version 6 might not run in Win7, because it won't run in Vista; when I tried to
install it, Vista said it wasn't compatible. It will run in XP. When I get the
other version 6's, I'll test them on my Win7 machines.
Acrobat 6 and prior will also run on Win98SE, which is nice; Acrobat is wonky
when it does conversions, and if you don't want to go blind, you should turn
your monitor off while it works. So I much prefer SmartPDF Creator Pro, but
it doesn't do everything Acrobat can do; it can well edit and convert to PDF
from htm, Word, other formats (WordPerfect isn't listed as one of them); but
it can't do some of the fancier stuff Acrobat will do, and it can't convert into
all the PDF formats Acrobat can do.
Does the PDF creation/ conversion result in a searchable PDF, or are there
just page images? Important for me for multiple-page documents.
Also, WordPerfect is one word processor that does handle long documents,
well, perfectly. I edited and published a 300,000 word book with no problems
at all - MS Word couldn't handle it at all.
"It automatically resizes a document to the full window."
Your picture does not show a "full screen" document. While this is not the
fault of Word, but rather the fault of the idiotic popular 16/10 and 16/9
computer monitor screens that I fail to hear any discussion, frustrations, or
demands for reason/change with. In your picture, I see 1 to 2 inches of
wasted space on both sides of the screen that could VERY WELL be put to use
in screen height so you COULD have a full screen display of a document. Of
course the non-intuitive and also idiotic ribbon consuming 1 1/2" to 2" of the
height of the screen adds to the frustrations faced by anyone reading a
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Ninja250 391 days ago
document. (Yes, it is, as of Office 2010 easier to hide the ribbon, but it still
requires an extreme degree of pure memory to use the ribbon system. One
step leading naturally to the next has been thrown to the dogs.) I lived
through the flaws of Office 2007 and am currently fighting the flaws of 2010
and I don't see anything in 2013 to call an improvement. I will not be
adopting Office 2013.
Ninja250 said
I agree with all your points and likewise find PDF Creator Pro a great editor
that easily and unerringly creates fillable forms from many document
formats. Editing anything other than simple paragraph structure in MS Word
and saving as a PDF hoses the entire document.
The best version of Office was Office 2000, followed by Office 2003. You could
get a lot of work out quickly and share it easily with anyone on any other
platform.
I am forced to use Office 2007 at work (I.S. has no plans to upgrade to a newer
version following all the negative feedback) but have switched to Linux and
LibreOffice at home (I can save my work in a variety of formats which all seem
to work including PDF and DOCX).
I have tested Win 8 at home and like new versions of Office, find no
compelling reason to use it. MS seems to have lost focus, creating lots of flash,
while making no real improvements in their products (although I'll concede
that Win 8 does load faster).
The page layout features of Office 2013 are probably great for creating
advertising fluff - but Office 2000 was much better at simple communication.
You can get Office 2000 for $40 bucks at Amazon. I just did that, and installed
it again on my just-purchased laptops, last weekend. Also got another copy
of MS Office 2002, will be installing it on my other machines. I think I paid $50
for it, but it varies in price. Outlook 2000 is better than later versions. And
guess what? You CAN install it on Win7, so long as Win7 was FIRST installed
beforehand. MS tells you that it won't accept Outlook, but that's not true.
You can also get MS Works 2006, which has a full copy of MS Word, but the
spreadsheet is very limited. However, 2005 and 2006 MS Works (both have
Word 2002 full version) have a really great photo editor program. Far better
than other versions I've used in videomaking. Really great for formatting
Hebrew text into candelsticks.
What you don't want, is 2003, because it has a bizillion patches MS keeps
sending, and the patches disable backwards-compatibility. However, I'm told
that for decent formatting of Hebrew text, you need 2003. I've yet to test
that; it worked fine in 2000, until MS sent 'updates'. So the 2000 I just
installed, HAS no updates, and hopefully the right-to-left formatting will no
longer be a pain!
Glennr4466 said
I don't find the nearly useless PDF feature to be a killer of anything but my
time. Trying to edit a PDF that is even moderately complex results in messed
up formatting and graphics. MS needs to do a lot of work to make this one a
killer! I routinely edit pdf using Smart PDF Creator Pro, because I have to
download EFAST pdf forms and fill them in, then upload them. IRS offers some
forms which are automatically fillable, but the ones I need to use are not. So I
download them, convert them with Pro, then convert them back to pdf and
upload them to EFAST (Department of Labor filings for Forms 5500). It's
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Ninja250 391 days ago
worked pretty good for over a year. Same, when getting legal documents
which are only supplied in pdf. That's how I found PDF Creator. It had a free
version and it converted Relius pdfs into Word 2003 and prior. I don't know
how well it does with later versions of Word. I have Acrobat too; but that
program is so dysfunctional and annoying, I won't use it unless PDF Creator
can't handle the file; it will handle other formats besides Word, too. Best of all,
if I have a problem I send them the file and they help me with it. Forget trying
to get help from Adobe. The killer features in Word 2003 and prior are many.
1. Backwards compatibility. 2. You can customize the menu and icons any way
you want, almost anywhere you want, even in Win7 (trick is to install an older
MS Office AFTER Win7 is already installed). 3. Add-ins are many, good, plentiful,
in almost any category you want to name, i.e., for right-to-left Hebrew text,
inter alia . 4. Most any other word processor can read those files, so they are
easy to send folks. 5. You're not stuck with the 'protections' later versions of
MS Office impose: for example, there are two KB patches you can use to
prevent Office 2003 from disallowing wk1 and older MS Office files from
converting. 6. Convertibility with later MS Office versions is also available as a
free download from MS. So I can convert docx files, though early MS Office
doesn't have that extension. 7. You can write macros and routines to automate
processes. I've not done that, but it is available. 8. Many compatibility
overrides are available either as a default or per document, to suit document
conversions from other word processors, like WordPerfect. Sometimes these
overrides don't work well, but sometimes they are sterling. Word cannot
handle long documents well. But I have yet to find any word processor which
can.
I agree with all your points and likewise find PDF Creator Pro a great editor
that easily and unerringly creates fillable forms from many document
formats. Editing anything other than simple paragraph structure in MS Word
and saving as a PDF hoses the entire document.
The best version of Office was Office 2000, followed by Office 2003. You could
get a lot of work out quickly and share it easily with anyone on any other
platform.
I am forced to use Office 2007 at work (I.S. has no plans to upgrade to a
newer version following all the negative feedback) but have switched to
Linux and LibreOffice at home (I can save my work in a variety of formats
which all seem to work including PDF and DOCX).
I have tested Win 8 at home and like new versions of Office, find no
compelling reason to use it. MS seems to have lost focus, creating lots of
flash, while making no real improvements in their products (although I'll
concede that Win 8 does load faster).
The page layout features of Office 2013 are probably great for creating
advertising fluff - but Office 2000 was much better at simple communication.
Glennr4466 said
I don't find the nearly useless PDF feature to be a killer of anything but my
time. Trying to edit a PDF that is even moderately complex results in messed
up formatting and graphics. MS needs to do a lot of work to make this one a
killer! I routinely edit pdf using Smart PDF Creator Pro, because I have to
download EFAST pdf forms and fill them in, then upload them. IRS offers some
forms which are automatically fillable, but the ones I need to use are not. So I
download them, convert them with Pro, then convert them back to pdf and
upload them to EFAST (Department of Labor filings for Forms 5500). It's
worked pretty good for over a year. Same, when getting legal documents
which are only supplied in pdf. That's how I found PDF Creator. It had a free
version and it converted Relius pdfs into Word 2003 and prior. I don't know
how well it does with later versions of Word. I have Acrobat too; but that
program is so dysfunctional and annoying, I won't use it unless PDF Creator
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brainout 392 days ago
can't handle the file; it will handle other formats besides Word, too. Best of all,
if I have a problem I send them the file and they help me with it. Forget trying
to get help from Adobe. The killer features in Word 2003 and prior are many.
1. Backwards compatibility. 2. You can customize the menu and icons any way
you want, almost anywhere you want, even in Win7 (trick is to install an older
MS Office AFTER Win7 is already installed). 3. Add-ins are many, good, plentiful,
in almost any category you want to name, i.e., for right-to-left Hebrew text,
inter alia . 4. Most any other word processor can read those files, so they are
easy to send folks. 5. You're not stuck with the 'protections' later versions of
MS Office impose: for example, there are two KB patches you can use to
prevent Office 2003 from disallowing wk1 and older MS Office files from
converting. 6. Convertibility with later MS Office versions is also available as a
free download from MS. So I can convert docx files, though early MS Office
doesn't have that extension. 7. You can write macros and routines to automate
processes. I've not done that, but it is available. 8. Many compatibility
overrides are available either as a default or per document, to suit document
conversions from other word processors, like WordPerfect. Sometimes these
overrides don't work well, but sometimes they are sterling. Word cannot
handle long documents well. But I have yet to find any word processor which
can.
I have been using Word 2013 for more than 6 months and it is really buggy. So
is much of Office 2013. So, the first thing that Microsoft needs to do is to
clear out the bugs (many are very annoying).
Unfortunately, Word is still stuck, for most of its features, in the beginning of
the last decade. Microsoft is playing around with the interface while the
basic functions are hardly progressing. Basic functions like footnotes and
endnotes are still managed through a non-Windows interface!!! Ridiculous.
Has anybody ever tried to handle graphics in a Word document? They are still
as difficult to manage as they have ever been. Key tabs remain hidden
without any way of revealing them. The code is and remains ancient and
Microsoft keeps painting lipstick on this pig.
There is a lot of work to be done to smarten up this word processor. It does
the basics well but the moment one leaves the basic functions, disaster
ensues.
Glennr4466 said
I don't find the nearly useless PDF feature to be a killer of anything but my
time. Trying to edit a PDF that is even moderately complex results in messed
up formatting and graphics. MS needs to do a lot of work to make this one a
killer!
I routinely edit pdf using Smart PDF Creator Pro, because I have to download
EFAST pdf forms and fill them in, then upload them. IRS offers some forms
which are automatically fillable, but the ones I need to use are not. So I
download them, convert them with Pro, then convert them back to pdf and
upload them to EFAST (Department of Labor filings for Forms 5500). It's
worked pretty good for over a year. Same, when getting legal documents
which are only supplied in pdf. That's how I found PDF Creator. It had a free
version and it converted Relius pdfs into Word 2003 and prior. I don't know
how well it does with later versions of Word.
I have Acrobat too; but that program is so dysfunctional and annoying, I
won't use it unless PDF Creator can't handle the file; it will handle other
formats besides Word, too. Best of all, if I have a problem I send them the file
and they help me with it. Forget trying to get help from Adobe.
The killer features in Word 2003 and prior are many. 1. Backwards
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compatibility. 2. You can customize the menu and icons any way you want,
almost anywhere you want, even in Win7 (trick is to install an older MS Office
AFTER Win7 is already installed). 3. Add-ins are many, good, plentiful, in
almost any category you want to name, i.e., for right-to-left Hebrew text,
inter alia. 4. Most any other word processor can read those files, so they are
easy to send folks. 5. You're not stuck with the 'protections' later versions of
MS Office impose: for example, there are two KB patches you can use to
prevent Office 2003 from disallowing wk1 and older MS Office files from
converting. 6. Convertibility with later MS Office versions is also available as a
free download from MS. So I can convert docx files, though early MS Office
doesn't have that extension. 7. You can write macros and routines to
automate processes. I've not done that, but it is available. 8. Many
compatibility overrides are available either as a default or per document, to
suit document conversions from other word processors, like WordPerfect.
Sometimes these overrides don't work well, but sometimes they are sterling.
Word cannot handle long documents well. But I have yet to find any word
processor which can.
CarlForster said
I see nothing to entice me to fork out more money to Microsoft, Ill stay with
2007 and 2010.
I can already do those 10 things better, in Word 2003 and prior. That ribbon
in 2007 and its new colors you can't change, completely put me off, but 2013
is worse. GLARE WHITE AND GLARE BLUE. No thanks. If you like 2007 more
power to you, but I can't stomach it. Wordpad in Win7 now sports that same
interface, and I gag when I have to use it.
Backwards-compatibility in Word post 2003 is phased out. So if you've a lot of
very old (1990 and prior) Word docs, keep an old copy of MS Office on at least
one of your machines. If the formatting of the old docs is simple enough, you
can maybe read them in 2007 and after, but if the formatting is complex,
good luck.
And till yet, I see no good merge function with spreadsheets. Will still keep
trying to find a way.
I really like most of these new features, but I would kill me if they were fully
implemented and worked perfectly...especially the pdf functions. Looking
forward to credible product reviews.
The only feature of the 10 that I consider significant would be editing PDF
files directly. That can be worked around with existing free or low-cost
software (from other than Adobe). No reason here to update from my copy
of Office Professional Plus 2010 that I got for $9.99.
I don't find the nearly useless PDF feature to be a killer of anything but my
time. Trying to edit a PDF that is even moderately complex results in messed
up formatting and graphics. MS needs to do a lot of work to make this one a
killer!
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Helen, I'm disappointed, "Reading View" is by no stretch of the imagination
NEW. It's been around since at least Word 2000, probably all the way back to
WinWord 1. It's not even changed very much. The only thing that has
changed is that the marketing department finally noticed it, and all of your
reporters have been parroting the marketing line on this point.
OMG....that's really killer features of the 2013 edition.....I am going to
uprgade to it sooner..
This article claims to tell you "everything you need to know about Office
2013". Sadly it doesn't tell you whether you can use Office 2013 on a Mac - can
you and if not is there a new version of Word for Mac in the pipeline?
somewhere in this article it states that subscribers get Office for Mac 2011,
which is comparable to Office 2010 and still has problems rendering perfectly
with like PC versions - rumor has it that MS is leaving the Mac version in the
dust
This article claims to tell you "everything you need to know about Office
2013". Sadly it doesn't tell you whether you can use Office 2013 on a Mac -
can you and if not is there a new version of Word for Mac in the pipeline?
Where I work (approx 8000 seats) we are standardized on Office 2007.
Probably by the time Word 2019 comes out we will have moved to Office
2013.
Libreoffice ftw.
I see nothing to entice me to fork out more money to Microsoft, Ill stay with
2007 and 2010.
"Killer new features"??? Who's going to die? More than a bit of an
overstatement.