5 hot features of Microsoft Office 2013

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After much anticipation, Microsoft has announced Office 2013, couching the new version of its business productivity suite as new Office, marrying it in its marketing literature to cloud services and the new Windows 8 operating system with its touch-centric user interface. Customers will be able to store all their Office work in Microsoft data centers and access it from any device anywhere that is Internet connected. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer calls the experience magical. But just looking at new Office features themselves reveals some faster ways of doing usual Office tasks and doing some things Office couldn't do before. Here are a few examples.

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5 hot features of Microsoft Office 2013

After much anticipation, Microsoft has announced Office 2013, couching the new version of its business productivity suite as new Office, marrying it in its marketing literature to cloud services and the new Windows 8 operating system with its touch-centric user interface. Customers will be able to store all their Office work in Microsoft data centers and access it from any device anywhere that is Internet connected. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer calls the experience magical. But just looking at new Office features themselves reveals some faster ways of doing usual Office tasks and doing some things Office couldn't do before. Here are a few examples.

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What's new in PowerPoint

In Microsoft PowerPoint 2013, users have the capability to insert photos and video to augment the text of their presentations quickly and by directly searching the Web. By selecting the insert online pictures option from the ribbon, they are presented with the ability to access photos from a library of clip art provided by Microsoft, from the Internet at large or from images on the user’s cloud-based storage in Microsoft’s SkyDrive. Once selected, the picture appears in the slide being worked on, where it can be sized and moved using either mouse and keyboard or a touchscreen.

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Using OneNote with Windows 8

In the Office note-taking and collaboration app OneNote, users have the option of snapping the application to one side of the screen and keeping it live while accessing a second app. Here, OneNote is shown at the right where information can be entered into a notebook while on the left Internet Explorer is opened to a Web page. So the user can research a topic on the Web and take notes about what is found without having to switch back and forth between the two applications.

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Making working with Excel much faster

Now in Excel a tool generates charts and graphs from data already entered in spreadsheets. By using the quick analysis tool, users can touch or click on any one of a selection of different chart styles and have the application immediately produce it. One idea behind the feature is to make it faster to extract the data into formats useful for reports and presentations that are being prepared in other applications such as Word or PowerPoint.

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Introducing... Excel Flash Fill

When downloading data to a spreadsheet, often it arrives with multiple pieces of information per cell that needs to be sorted out. With a new feature called Flash Fill, Excel figures out what information users are trying to pull into a separate column and automatically fills up a new column with that data. So if the task is to create a column of first names from a column of email addresses with the format firstname.lastname@business.com, users would type in the first name of the top address in a new column, then the second name and then Excel would fill out the rest of the new column with the rest of the first names, saving the bulk of the manual transcription.

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Putting images into a text block with Word

To place photos within text, select the photo to be used either from a local drive or online. With a mouse or by touch, you can move the photo around among the words. They will flow around the picture automatically and fully justify themselves. The picture can be situated right, left, top, bottom or in the middle of the text. The picture itself can be sized by tugging on it with the cursor or by expanding or pinching with two fingers.

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