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Microsoft Word 2013 15.0.4805.1003

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Microsoft's solution for all word editing queries - Microsoft Word 2013!

By Sachin Titus

On Friday, June 6, 2014

Unleash the power of your words through the new version of Microsoft’s revolutionary word processor, ‘Word 2013’. Unlike ‘Word 2010’, the previous version which was just a tuned up version of ‘Word 2007’, ‘Word 2013’ comes with a lot of improvements and features and therefore it is a completely different product. This software resembles 2007 and 2010 versions only by its ribbon like menu, called ‘Metro’ user interface. Also, this menu is customizable as in Word 2010.

New Features in Word 2013..:

· Happy news to word users…The ultimate nightmare in any of previous versions of Word, image aligning has made easier through their ‘Live Layout and alignment guides’. You can now place the graphic wherever you wish just by dragging it (with/without wrap) without giving up the beauty of your document.

· There is another attraction to Word 2013.Ie; the new word can help you collaborate with other creative minds through cloud facilities. There are means to comment on the works too…

· This version of MS Word can manage PDFs too. A facility for cooking PDF documents was first introduced in Office 2007, but it lacked the option for editing existing ones. But, Word 2013 can not only create them, but also make changes to the existing/downloaded documents. But, this can be done only by converting PDF to word format first. Are you impressed? Then Think of converting a PDF document with a very complex layout. Won’t it be HORRIBLE?

· The new Word has a ‘Read Mode’ available in View menu, which hides all formatting icons from the page and facilitates a better reading.

· The new Word allows you add online contents (pics or videos) directly to your word document. Sounds good...Uh?

“Nothing in this Universe is complete…It is nature’s law”. Word 2013 is also not different from this. There were some expected small frustrations. The first frustrating factor is the boring metro UI. Many people like it, and many hate it. It was designed with touch screens in mind but many options didn’t respond to some gestures (or taps). Also, it is difficult for a beginner to find some tools. The software is very heavy and RAM hungry (requires 1GB RAM), and therefore it may lag in sluggish systems. Even though the price is reasonable, common people cannot even dream of it.

Verdict:

Now give wings to the words with new Microsoft Word 2013. It is the most powerful word editing platform today and therefore it is the best available in the market. Image/Graphic aligning is no more a nightmare. PDF editing facility can make it the freelancer’s choice. Comparing with the world of facilities it opens to you, price is really affordable. If your hardware lets, go for it!

Pros

  • Can handle even PDF format files
  • Live layout and alignment guides to help you align images
  • Cloud facilities makes it more powerful
  • Can add online contents directly to the document

Cons

  • Metro UI is not so attractive
  • The software is a bit overpriced one
  • Problems on handling some downloaded PDF files
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A Reliable Application with Polished Interface and offers better Features

By Sam James

On Friday, August 22, 2014

In my opinion, Office 2013 changed dramatically since the introduction of the Ribbon. The first thing that I noticed is its Word 2013 program. It looks more polished and has a neat interface. I like that they tried to hide the Ribbon interface and focused more on writing. I am also impressed with its Read Mode feature. It is much better than before. It can now present an e-reader. I also like that it enables you to open and edit PDF files. At the same time, I find its cursor transition very smooth that makes your typing even better and a lot easier. Moreover, I like how they revamped the start menu. You can now choose a predefined template from the collection of templates available. Plus, the present online tool is also a fantastic addition. It lets you share link to the document. All in all, Microsoft Word 2013 is a brilliant application with lots of powerful features that will help you make your work manageable.

Pros

  • It has a neat interface
  • Lots of new tools available

Cons

  • Some features are initially confusing
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Create and Share Content with the Help of Microsoft Word 2013

By Pablo Conde Ferrer

On Friday, August 1, 2014

This program has been on the market for many years, and I can say that it is very popular compared to other software out there. What I like about this is that it provides me the things that I need for my projects. Also, it brings a simple interface, new upgrades and features that make this program attractive to its users. Not only that, with Word 2013 I can now save and export my files in different formats that I want, such as DOCX, DOC, PDF, ODT, XPS, HTML and XML. Isn’t that great? In my perception, my experienced with this application has been so good. Microsoft Word 2013 remains the most powerful program to me, and there are things that this applications can do that the others can’t do. Well, if you want a better program that can help you with your work or projects, I suggest this Microsoft Word 2013 to you.

Pros

  • Very useful especially on my projects
  • Loads of new tools and features

Cons

  • Lack of educational references for the program
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QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS

For what are you going to use the program?
  • documentation of my final company report to be submitted within a set timeframe given to me and office is best suited for this work this is why.

  • I am going to use this application for educational purposes. It is also a must-need for every students as well as teachers in their daily lives.

  • tYPING LETTERS to those who are "worthy" of my time, FORMS & OTHER CREATIVE THINGS, SUCH AS POETRY AND MY new book I hope will be out by Christmas.

  • for small starting business at home. and also to help me improve on my little experinces. I also want to use it because it mire advance than 2007 type

  • to type my assignments and my projects for school and it would be really helpful if i could use this instead of having to always write on paper

What similar programs have you used?
  • microsoft 2007 but i prefer 2013 than all pls alow me to download this software please. it is very fast and durable please allow me thankks n

  • i am currently using microsoft office 2010 and i want to try a newer version before downloading the office to make sure it fits my needs for work

  • for enjoyment,happiness,doing practices,for writing paragraphs,for teaching girls and boys in the computer lab,for helping each other.etc thank you

  • I have used multiple versions of word through the years and just purchased tablet with Windows 10 but does not have Word on it. Thank you very much for your service.

  • microsoft windows 2007,2010, excel,mozilla firefox, uc browser, google chorme, internet explorer, adobe reader, c cleaner, k7 ulimate security

What do you like most about this program?
  • C.documentation of my final company report to be submitted within a set timeframe given to me and office is best suited for this work this is why.

  • I would like to install the free download I have no credit card, I had a previous version of 2010 it is not working properly I cannot type in

  • its speed I use it for my school assignments and documents which my teacher give me to do at home and i dont have any other website like this ,so...

  • it helps with my work and studies for my classes and its a very useful program and provides excellent features that any one can use daily

  • easy to understand documents look very professional like an expert typed them. i woud recommend this app to everyone. i have written many reports with this program

Review

Microsoft Word 2013 is text processing software integrated with the popular MS Office productivity package. As with the rest of the suite, it has experienced an interface redesign, cloud services integration, is capable of running smoothly on touch-enabled devices. What’s more, it has new features, such as the improved “Read Mode”. It aims to provide an “e-reader” experience by building a distraction-free environment, removing toolbars and accessories and using columns to arrange text; just as if you were reading a real book. Additionally, opening and editing PDFs is finally possible; surely a function that most users will appreciate, as it avoids the need to download third-party software.

“E-reader” experience by building a distraction-free environment, removing toolbars and accessories and using columns to arrange text

However, some criticism has arisen regarding the disappearance of the Office 2007 and Office 2010 chart styles from Microsoft Word 2013. Similarly, several keyboard shortcuts such as those for correction options are no longer available in this version. This means that now users will have to manually access those functions in the toolbar.

Several people can edit the document simultaneously thanks to Cloud integration
Several people can edit the document simultaneously thanks to Cloud integration

Getting to know the new features

The Microsoft Word 2013 start menu has been redesigned. Now, if you do not want to start with a blank page, you can select a predefined template from the wide variety available. Along with the warmly welcomed “Read Mode”, which resizes text to fill the window, one of the most outstanding features of Microsoft Word 2013 is the fact it is now able to open and edit PDFs; so changing to other software is no longer necessary. Moreover, if you are working on a small part of a large document, then you can use the collapse and expand function to visualize only the parts you need. The only condition these features require is having used headings’ built-in formatting styles. Regarding, content distribution, you can use “Alignment Guides or “Live Layout” tools.

With the “Present Online” tool, you will be enabled to share documents with other people, and view them wherever you are, even on devices without Microsoft Word 2013 installed. Simply upload the file to the cloud and copy the link. This link will grant access to the document whenever you want and wherever you are. When it comes to collaborative and co-authoring projects, it is sometimes true that making sense of posted comments can be an ordeal if they are not clearly organized. That is why the version offers a threaded style and a new reply button. Comments will be located next to the topic of discussion so that you can easily find them. Once comments are addressed, you can mark them as completed. However, you can revisit them as many times as you want; they won’t disappear. In this sense, you can also make the most of the Simple Markup tool, as it allows for keeping track and visualizing all the changes made in a document.

There are different themes available for documents
There are different themes available for documents

Microsoft Word 2013 15.0.4805.1003 Features

The unique features of Microsoft Word 2013 are:

  • More comfortable on-screen reading with “Read Mode”
  • New tools added for Table Borders
  • Ability to view and keep track of document modifications with the “Simple Markup” tool
  • Ability to insert (and watch) videos directly from the Net without exiting the program
  • Expand and Collapse function
  • Automatic files saving in SharePoint or SkyDrive free online platforms (this feature requires Internet connection)
  • Inclusion of PDF editing capabilities and compatibility with OneDrive technology
  • “Alignment Guides” to make lining up visual objects in your text document easier
  • “Live Layout” gives a preview of the document as you move or resize elements, to show the final result
  • “Present Online” by sharing a link to the document
  • Ability to zoom in on the document when displayed in Read Mode with “Object Zoom”
  • Inclusion of a “Reply” option for Comments
  • “Resume Reading” allows you to pick up where you left off by bookmarking the last place you read
  • Great range of formats support: DOCX, DOC, PDF, XPS, TXT, HTML, RTF, XML or ODT, amongst others
  • Compatibility with additional Office applications such as PowerPoint, Excel spreadsheets and OpenOffice functionality suite

If you want to know more information about Microsoft Word 2013 before you download it, feel free to visit the developer’s site.

System Requirements

The minimum hardware requirements to correctly download and install this text processor in your computer are listed below:

  • Operating System: Windows Server 2008 or later
  • Processor: 1 GHz or faster x86 CPU
  • RAM Memory: 1 GB (32-bit); 2GB (64-bit)
  • Video Card: compatible with DirectX 10 and hardware acceleration
  • HDD: 3 GB of free space available
  • Windows Live ID and SharePoint Foundation 2013 accounts for coauthoring options