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Microsoft Office 2013 Screenshot Tour First Look

Microsoft Office 2013 has a new look and new icons. All of us here at groovyPost are up to our elbows exploring the new features of the latest Office suite and having a blast. To kick off our deep coverage of the new product, join me on a screenshot tour / first look through all the Office apps available for the 365 Home Premium subscription of Microsoft Office.

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To start things off, here’s all 7 Microsoft Office 2013 (Home 365 Premium) apps opened up in the File ribbon. Nice!

Office 2013 apps File Ribbon

Microsoft Word 2013

Word’s start screen…

word 2013 start screen

The ribbon hasn’t changed much, but all of the edges are now square.

word 2013 toolbar and ribbon

Document editing in Word 2013 is really smooth. Right away I noticed how the cursor sorta glides along and I’m typing vs. the tick, tick tick common with all other Windows Applications. This might sound like a small thing however I’m really enjoying the new typing groove…

editing documents in office 2013

The new Full Screen Mode takes full advantage of every pixel on your monitor or tablet.

office 2013 full screen mode button

To exit full screen mode there is a hover-over toolbar at the top-right of the screen.

viewing in full screen mode

The Word 2013 Info tab. A few new goodies I will be exploring in detail with all you groovyReaders in the coming days.

info tab

Nearly everything in Microsoft Office 2013 can be shared directly to the cloud, shared via blogpost or live streaming.

share and save to cloud

The “Save As” function offers a simplified interface for saving to new locations and of course, SkyDrive.

skydrive integration across all of office 2013

PowerPoint 2013

PowerPoint hasn’t really changed much at first glance.

powerpoint 2013

Though, I’m really digging the updated Dual-Screen slideshow interface. (click image to enlarge) This will make life a lot easier when presenting via projector.

dual screen slideshow mode

Outlook 2013

The main inbox screen…

outlook 2013 inbox

The Calendar looks really nice!

outlook 2013 calendar screenshot
Reading and writing individual mail messages…

Again, when typing an email I love how smooth the cursor moves across the screen. Playing with Outlook 2013 I can tell there is a lot of new features and UI which will be fun writing about.

reading individual emails

Of course Outlook comes with social network integration for Facebook, LinkedIn, and others. All built-in, no plugins required.

social network integration

OneNote 2013

It takes a few moments for OneNote to start, if you’re signed in it creates Notebooks directly on Skydrive (the cloud).

onenote 2013 is stored on skydrive

OneNote syncs up to SkyDrive and makes notes available on any internet-capable device.

onenote main interface screenshot

Drawing works as before, it’s great on a touch-screen.

drawing in onenote 2013

The OneNote Clipping Tool opens alongside OneNote. It can be quick-accessed with Windows Key + N.

onenote clipping tool

Sync and sharing options in OneNote’s File Menu…

notebook information and cloud sync settings

Excel 2013

The Excel 2013 file menu. It hasn’t changed much other than visually.

ecel 2013 file menu

The export button has some Browser View Options that weren’t in Office 2010.

browser view options

The 2013 Excel interface is much roomier and clean, but it doesn’t feel like it has changed otherwise. I’ve read there are some Pivot table updates and a few other hidden gems. Stay tuned!

excel 2013 interface screenshot

Publisher 2013

The Publisher start page…

publisher 2013 start screen

Publisher 2013 is nearly identical to Publisher 2010 at first glance.

publisher interface

Even the File Menu on Publisher hasn’t changed much, though of course it now integrates directly with SkyDrive.

info tab

That’s it for our first-look and quick screenshot tour. What do you think so far? Is Office 2013 the next step for your home Office needs?

There is still a lot to be seen and as our groovyTeam continues checking out new features we’ll report back, right here on groovyPost.

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2 Responses to Microsoft Office 2013 Screenshot Tour First Look

  1. Chris July 18, 2012 at 12:43 pm #

    What are the components of HP and price to upgrade.

  2. John L July 18, 2012 at 2:56 pm #

    Downloaded Home Premium to try. Not sure of it at the moment. I do not have nor will I be purchasing a touchscreen computer and I am wondering if this is so biased towards touchscreen in the same way Windows 8 is that it will offer few benefits to non touchscreen users. I haven’t spent much time on it yet but the one thing that was noticeable was the speed or rather lack of it. A lag between operations was very noticeable and that is not there on Office 2007 or 2010. To be fair this is an early version so no doubt it will improve before release. I think it is interesting and will spend a bit more time with it to give it a fair chance. I will be interested in knowing the pricing structure as Home Premium is for up to 5 computers.

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