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GUIDE: Comparing Office 2010 and 2013


Microsoft Office 2013 offers flexible and powerful new ways to deliver your best work at the office, at home, or at school. Enhancements in Office 2013 help you accomplish your work more intuitively, so you can focus on the task at hand and produce better results.

Getting started with Office 2013

Index to information about all the Office 2013 programs


What’s new in Office 2013

Overview of some of the latest new features included in Office 2013 


Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Downloadable guides to help you get started with Access 2013, Excel 2013, OneNote 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project 2013, Publisher 2013, Visio 2013, and Word 2013.


Office Touch Guide

An interactive guide to using the new Office on a touch screen


What's the difference between Office 2013 and Office 2010?

Here we look at the new MS Office 2013 Features and Functions:
1. 
A new "Read mode" in Word 2013
2. 
A "Presentation mode" in PowerPoint 2013
3. 
Improved touch and inking in all of the Office programs.
4. 
Insert video and audio from online sources in MS Word
5. 
Capability to broadcast documents on the Web.
6. 
MS Word and MS PowerPoint have bookmark-like features (syncs the position of the document between different computers).
    
Resume Reading in MS Word and MS PowerPoint
7. 
Touch Mode along with touch enhancements.
8. 
Flatter look of the Ribbon interface and subtle animations when typing or selecting (Word 2013 and Excel 2013)
9. 
Outlook 2013 now has a new visualization for scheduled tasks
10. 
New graphical options in MS Word
11. 
New "Start" experience
12. 
New alignment lines when moving objects
13. 
Online picture support with content from Office.com, Bing.com and Flickr
14. 
New slide designs, animations and transitions in MS PowerPoint
15. 
Outlook 2013 supports Outlook.com and Hotmail.com mail
16. 
Support for Skype and Yammer
17. 
Excel 2013 supports new model limits.

What was removed?

The following features found in previous versions were removed for MS Office 2013:
1. Microsoft Clip Organizer
2. Microsoft Office Picture Manager
3. Office 2007 & Office 2010 chart styles
4. Ability to insert a 3D Cone, Pyramid, or Cylinder Chart
5. Custom XML Markup has been removed from MS Word for legal reasons
6. Older WordArt objects are now converted to new WordArt objects
7. Support for Visio Drawing in MS PowerPoint
8. MS Access features removed:
    
Access Data Projects (ADP)
    Support for Jet 3.x IISAM
    Access OWC control
    dBASE support suite
 
9. MS Outlook features removed:
     
Download Headers Only mode for IMAP
     Outlook Exchange Classic offline
      /Cleanfreebusy switch
      Ability to import/Export to Applications
      Notes and Journal customization
      Outlook Activities tab
      Outlook Mobile Service (OMS)
      Outlook Search through Windows Shell

 

Training:


Word 2013

Quick Start Guide (Downloadable PDF guide) 

For those who are upgrading from Word 2010

What’s new in Word 2013 (Highlights of the upgrade, using text and video)

Excel 2013

Quick Start Guide (Downloadable PDF guide)

For those who are upgrading from Excel 2010 

What’s new in Excel 2013? (Highlights of the upgrade, using text and video)

Discontinued features and changed functionality in Excel 2013 (A guide to significant changes)

Outlook 2013

Quick Start Guide  (Downloadable PDF guide)

For those who are upgrading from Outlook 2010

What’s new in Outlook 2013? (Highlights of the upgrade, using text and video)

PowerPoint 2013

Quick Start Guide (Downloadable PDF guide)

 

For those who are upgrading from PowerPoint 2010

What’s new in PowerPoint 2013? (Highlights of the upgrade, using text and video) 


Access 2013

 Quick Start Guide (Downloadable PDF guide)

 

For those who are upgrading from Access 2010

What’s new in Access 2013? (Highlights of the upgrade, using text and video)

Discontinued features and modified functionality in Access 2013 (A guide to significant changes)