5 hot features of Microsoft Office 2013
Microsoft touts touch-sensitive ways to do things faster via new Office software
By Tim Greene | Network World US | Published: 16:41, 30 July 12
After much anticipation, Microsoft has announced Office 2013, couching the new version of its business productivity suite as new Office, marrying it in its marketing literature to cloud services and the new Windows 8 operating system with its touch-centric user interface. Customers will be able to store all their Office work in Microsoft data centers and access it from any device anywhere that is Internet connected. Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer calls the experience magical. But just looking at new Office features themselves reveals some faster ways of doing usual Office tasks and doing some things Office couldn't do before. Here are a few examples.
Putting images into a text block with Word
To place photos within text, select the photo to be used either from a local drive or online. With a mouse or by touch, you can move the photo around among the words. They will flow around the picture automatically and fully justify themselves. The picture can be situated right, left, top, bottom or in the middle of the text. The picture itself can be sized by tugging on it with the cursor or by expanding or pinching with two fingers.