Office 2013


Office 2013: What’s New                         (1/2 Day)


Office 2013 matches the clean look and feel of Microsoft’s refreshingly re-imagined Windows 8.1 operating system with an impressive list of new features designed to enhance the flexibility of increasingly mobile software users. Each application now features a new launch screen that presents users with quick access to files stored locally and online through OneDrive, which is now prominently displayed in the Backstage view. Along with a range of program-specific improvements aimed at increasing both the ease and versatility of many popular tools, users are now also able to collaborate more freely with the new Lync-based, in-app commenting system.

This Quick Reference Guide covers Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.


To ensure your success, you should be familiar with either the Office 2007 or Office 2010 suite of products, including Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Next Steps

Students will benefit from taking any of the other Office 2013 courses.


At the completion of this course, participants will be able to perform the following tasks:

1)  The New Launch Screen

  • Templates
  • Switching Accounts
  • Recent Files

2)  The Welcome Back Button

3)  New in Word 2013

  • The Research Panel
  • Read Mode
  • Collapse or Expand Document Sections
  • Layout Guides
  • Editing PDF Documents
  • Inserting Online Videos and Images
  • Collaboration

4)  New in Excel 2013

  • Quick Analysis

  • Recommended Charts & PivotTables
  • Chart Customization
  • Flash Fill
  • PivotTable Timelines
  • Drilling into PivotTable Data with Quick Explore

 5)   New in PowerPoint 2013

  • Theme Variants
  • Widescreen Slide Optimization
  • Increased Design Capabilities
  • Using the Eyedropper to Match Colors
  • Presenter View Improvements
  • Commenting in PowerPoint
  • Presenting Slide Shows Online Through Lync