With the advent of Windows 8, we have Microsoft Office 15 as well. The suite of Microsoft Office products is going to bring the 2013 line of Microsoft Office Word – a text editor nearly all Windows loyally use.
Attached with Word 2013 are great expectations. Let us take you into Word 2013 and see if your expectations are met by the program.
Firstly, Word 2013 comes with an intuitive landing page this time. On this page you find a navigation sidebar, your Office account information, and your Office 15 product information. In the navigation bar, you will find main functionalities such as buttons for sharing and exporting documents. A “Connected Services” feature lets you connect with your Office or SkyDrive account and access your documents from any device. Even YouTube can be connected to your Word 2013.
New services can always be added such as LinkedIn. If you do not have accounts to services that Word 2013 supports, the built-in interface lets you create new accounts.
Let us move on to how objects are handled. Previously when you added an image into your document, you had to right click on it to make relevant options appear such as text wrapping. In the new Word, you get an icon to click by default in the top right of the object. You get options on which you can place the mouse pointer and view their effect in real time.
An enhanced template directory allows you to choose the appropriate document each time you create a new Word file. You can simply click on the blank document option or the other template thumbnails; in case you are not in the mood to scroll down, you can find your desired template through searching for it by its name.
One feature that many felt Word lacked were applications. Adding external dictionaries, thesauruses, faxing, and similar apps will greatly improve the functionality of your Word 2013. This time round Office 15 focuses on external apps and provides you with even more useful applications.
People who have to insert images into their content after looking for it online will greatly appreciate the built-in image search. This feature lets you insert images from the web directly into your documents, by first searching for them on Bing.
The same applies for video. You can search for videos on YouTube and then add them to the documents, from within Word.
All your video and picture search results are displayed within Word 2013.
If you have ever used commenting and markup on Word, you know that it takes quite a bit of familiarization before you can start effectively using those options to begin collaborating. In Word 2013, you get a user-friendly interface for commenting and editing. Comment threads let you easily see who commented what about which part of the document.
PDF files have now become a usual documents file format. For Word 2013 to not support it would have been unacceptable. This is why Word 2013 can open PDF files and even make edits to them such as editing text, tables or lists, re-sizing pictures, adding, removing, and highlighting information and then save it in a new PDF file.
The Reading Mode in Word 2013 offers a reading environment that is more free from distractions than earlier versions of the Reading Mode.
Currently to understand a word within Microsoft Word, users usually right click on the word and access the Synonyms field. These extra clicks are saved by the Review Tab’s Define feature that shows the meaning of any highlighted word within the document in the right pane.
These features clearly indicate that Microsoft Word 2013 is going to be the ultimate text editor for Windows users. All these features are being reported with extremely speedy responses which will increase your productivity.
Microsoft, apparently, did a really good job with Word 2013.
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