Microsoft Office never goes out of style or functionality; with constant updates and features it is here to stay. With many users and also business organizations taking the route of web-based software’s and mobile apps, there are millions who still prefer the traditional route and depends on Microsoft Office to have their work done on an everyday basis.
The Office 2013 and the Office 365 offer online storage of documents. The difference being that Office 365 receives constant updates and it allows you to access and function through Office while you are away from your PC. This is enabled by Office on Demand virtualisation tool. The new Microsoft Office has very highly regarded cloud features; the Office applications give a much sleeker look and strut various useful improvements.
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Look And Feel of The Microsoft Office
The Microsoft platformed Office makes use of the traditional white background and the overall effect gives a less cluttered look. The use of animations has undergone a heavy improvement and it had made the simple transitions more fluid. Microsoft has embedded various operations easier to be performed from within the application itself.
As opposed to the previous versions, applications such as Word, Excel and/or PowerPoint do not greet you with a blank page. On launch, these applications throw up various templates and different basic functions offered by Office. This is a great improvement as it directly offers you ready-made designs and templates which otherwise would not be known or considered by the end user.
MS Office Going ONLINE!
The Microsoft Office also allows integration with the online storage options of the Microsoft platform. Through the free SkyDrive you can access these options. A vast amount of effort has definitely been put it to make Microsoft Office tablet and touch-screen friendly.
Word- A Great Improvement!
A great innovation seen in MS Word is the brand new Read Mode. In this mode you get to view documents as they would appear in a book (A printed book)! There is also a new node that gives you access to the navigation pane which can be used in lengthy documents.
Microsoft Word also bookmarks documents automatically the particular page you were accessing last before shutting it down. On re-opening that document you get the option of resuming operations from where you left the document last. As we said before, that cloud computing is also an area where a lot of time and effort has been invested in by Microsoft; the bookmark goes along with the document irrespective of its saved location. Eg. If the document is saved to SkyDrive, the other Office 2013 suites will also throw up the bookmark as it would appear on the same PC.
Excel- Analysis Becomes Heightened
Microsoft Excel 2013 has some of the best features in the Office 2013 suite. These new features help in entering, analysing and also presenting the spreadsheet data. The Flash Fill feature helps you to detect patterns (not the regular ones appearing in excel sheets before), and fills in the empty fields respectively.
PowerPoint to Mirror Word
Various features of the PowerPoint have striking resemblance to the ones seen in MS Word. This includes the reading mode. There is also the functionality to add screenshots and also to add art from various sites from within the application. The commenting functionality is also enhanced and so is the Design tab.
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Apart from these regular Microsoft Office applications, Outlook, OneNote and Publisher have been vastly upgraded.
Microsoft Office- Making Work Less Stressed!
The Microsoft Office is a must use software and it really makes Office seam less cluttered.