Tuesday , September 2 2014
Whatz Hot :-
Home / Internet / Latest Internet News / 10 killer new features in Word 2013

10 killer new features in Word 2013

word 2013big 100023447 large 10 killer new features in Word 2013

features

A word processor is indispensable for anyone who creates documents, be it for work, school, or writing angry letters to your representatives in Congress. Now that Microsoft has finally released Office 2013 to the general public, we’re naming what we think are the 10 best new features in Word 2013. (We reviewed the whole enchilada last December, when it became available to Microsoft TechNet subscribers. You can read our opinion here.)

Word 2013 boasts new and improved features across the board, spanning document creation to reading, editing, and collaboration. What’s even better is that Microsoft has made these advanced features easier for everyone to use.

formatting 100023388 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
The new Design tab includes document formatting options to format the entire document.

1. features The new Design tab

Document formats can be further extended by choosing Themes, Colors, and Fonts to use with them. If you come up with something you’d like to use all the time, the new Set as Default option allows you to make the current combination of formatting settings the default for all new documents.Word 2007 and Word 2010 added interesting features for styling a document, but the tools were scattered throughout the user interface, and they were difficult to use. The new Word 2013 Design tab consolidates all these tools onto one tab, so they’re easy to find. Microsoft has also added a visual element to its Document Formatting tool that allows you to preview a document style before applying it to the entire document. You’ll also find a range of new document format designs to choose from.

alignment 100023390 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
The new Alignment Guides in Word 2013 show you when an object is lined up with another object or page element.

2. features Alignment with Alignment Guides

If you have text wrapping set to an option such as Square, the Alignment Guides also show when the object is aligned with the top of a paragraph or to a heading.This new feature makes lining up images and other objects a cinch in Word 2103. When you move an object such as an Image, Chart, or SmartArt illustration around in a document, Alignment Guides automatically appear to show you when the object is lined up with other elements on the page. The guides also show you when the object is lined up to key page locations, such as the edge of the page and the left and right margins.

readmode 100023395 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
Read mode provides a superior experience for anyone who uses Word primarily to read documents others have created.

3. Comfortable reading in Read mode

If you use Word more to read documents than to create them, you’ll like Word 2013’s new Read mode. It automatically resizes a document to the full window. Click the on-screen arrows to flip through the pages, or swipe the screen from either edge of the display if you’re using a touch-screen monitor. Switch to page view for vertical scrolling. Right-click on any unfamiliar words to display a definition without existing read mode. You can also click on any image, table, or chart to enlarge it for easier reading.

markup 100023392 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
The new comments tool encapsulates related comments into a single bubble, which makes them much easier to follow.

4. Smarter collaboration


If you collaborate with others on Word documents, you know how quickly conversations can become difficult to follow, because Word’s comments tool treats every utterance as a new comment.

In Word 2013, you can reply to a comment within that comment by clicking the Comment Reply button. This captures the entire discussion of a given point inside a single comment box, which will appear as a small bubble in the document’s margin.

You can also lock the change-tracking feature, so it can’t be bypassed unless the collaborator provides the correct password.

And with the new Simple Markup option, you can hide complex markups and view the final version of the document. Switch between this and All Markup view from the Review tab or by double clicking the line in the left margin beside a tracked change.

pdf 100023393 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
Word can now open PDF files so you can edit and complete them in Word including working with table data in the file.

5. Open and edit PDFs inside Word


Word 2013 can not only open a PDF document, it also enables you to edit it—without need of a third-party application. You can also edit the data inside tables and move images around the document. When you’re finished, you can save the document as either a PDF or a Word file. This is a must-have feature for anyone who works with PDFs frequently.

layout 100023389 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
Select a picture, chart, or SmartArt object, and the new Layout Options icon lets you configure placement and text wrapping options for it.

6. Discoverable layout options

You can also select Move with text or Fix position on page to control the location of the object. Click See more to open the old Layout dialog, which offers other options for positioning the object on the page.New layout options in Word 2013 make features such as wrapping text around an illustration much easier to use. When you click an image, a chart, or a SmartArt object in a Word document, a Layout Options icon appears outside its top right corner. Click it to select text wrapping options such as Tight, Square and Through.

As with the other applications in the Office 2013 suite, a formatting task pane opens when you right-click an object and choose, for example, Format Picture or Format Shape. This stays open as you work and shows formatting options relevant to the currently selected object.

borders 100023387 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
If you use tables in your documents, the new Border Painter tool and Border Styles feature simplify and speed up formatting.

7. New table border tools

Select a Line Style, Line Weight, and Pen Color; or choose a preset from the Border Styleslist and paint the borders onto the table. You can also sample an existing border, using the Border Sampler tool in the Border Styles panel, and then use the Border Painter to paint that style elsewhere in the table.Formatting a Word table by adding different width and style borders has always been a pain point. Word 2013’s handy Border Painter tool makes this task supremely easy. To access it, choose Table Tools, Design, Border Painter.

table 100023394 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
There are new icons for inserting rows and columns in tables and options on the Mini Toolbar for deleting them, too.

8. More new table features

Word has always had weak table tools, and Word 2013 finally addresses the problem. You can now add a new row to a table by hovering your mouse just outside the left edge of the table at the point at which the row is to be inserted. A small icon will appear; click on it and you’re done. There’s a similar icon for easily adding a new column. New Delete buttons on the Mini Toolbar make it easy to delete columns and rows; if the table itself is selected, the option lets you delete the entire table.

collapse 100023385 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
New Expand/Collapse options let you collapse and expand a document to make it easier to work on.

9. Collapse and expand a document

Long documents can become unruly to manage, especially if you’re working in just a small portion of it. Word 2013 lets you collapse and expand a document, so you see only the portion you need. To do this, you must format the document’s headings using the built-in styles Heading 1, Heading 2, and so on.

Switch to Print Layout view and you can collapse the document by hovering your mouse to the left of a formatted heading. Click the small disclosure triangle to hide the paragraphs between this heading and the next, leaving just the heading text visible.

Right-click a heading formatted with one of the heading styles to access the Expand/Collapse option, which gives you menu control for this feature.

present 100023391 large1 10 killer new features in Word 2013
Now you can present a document online to others in real time.

10. Present a document online

Once everyone is connected to the service—which is run via the Microsoft Word Web App—they’ll be able to follow along as you present the document. The interface supports comments being made during the presentation, and participants can create a printable and downloadable PDF of the document if desired.Office 2013’s new Office Presentation Service allows you to present Word documents online. You must be signed into your Microsoft Account to use this feature. When you’re ready to share your document, choose File, Share, Present Online, and click the Present Online button to upload your document to the cloud. You will get a link that you can email or share with others so they can join the presentation.

[ Source :- Pcworld ]

4 comments

  1. Wavatar

    I have to create a graph for food products in 1930 and also the same food products in 2013. I have to show the main difference essentially and I’m not sure which kind of graph to make use of (bar, line, etc.?) I want help determining the kind of graph to make use of.

  2. Wavatar

    I lately bought Train Simulator 2012 contributing to not much later a deal arrived on the scene to obtain a free core technology upgrade for 2012 to 2013, I continued towards the website and could not learn how to obtain the free upgrade. How do you have it?

  3. Wavatar

    why has not Chevrolet launched their 2013 Sprint vehicle yet? Toyota, Ford, and heck even Dodge have launched their own.

    do you consider they’re getting problems within the wind tunnels or something like that?

  4. Wavatar

    ramezan dates in 2013

Leave a Reply for your confusion