Microsoft has the new Office 2013 in beta format and available for testing. Among the new features are some standouts that merit a little extra attention.
Cloud computing is the new phase of working, computing and data storage and Microsoft steps up to the plate looking to swing for the fence with Office 2013. Instead of default saving to the C Drive it now goes into the Cloud for Windows users. Mac OS users have direct saves to the iCloud integrated into Office 2013.
Word’s Live Layout
Knowing that many documents now are multi-media presentations, Office 2013 enables the Word application with full video, social media links and audio live layout abilities. This lets users see, in real time, what will appear in the document on websites or off data-presentations.
Office 2013 has full PDF integration and allows full editing within a PDF document opened through Word. Sign forms, fill in fields, edit the document and save to the Cloud without having to export into alternate formats.
PowerPoint Presenter View
With the new 2013 version of PowerPoint in Office 2013 users can see their edit and presentation screen on their computer but when attached to a projector, only they can see the set up. PowerPoint now shows a preview screen for audiences while the presenter sees the edit screen.
Taking full advantage of the integration of the new Office 2013 and Windows 8, iOS or Android based finger/touch screen technology; Microsoft Office 2013 features a new touch mode. Click the touch icon in the left corner of the screen and the touchpad on a laptop becomes a full- functioning control device for most of Office 2013. Sync with tablets, iPads or smartphones to u