Upgrading to Office 13

Stay productive and save time by switching to the latest and greatest edition of Microsoft Office and learn the best new tricks for documents, spreadsheets, presentations, databases and emails. This course includes:

  • New Office 13 features
  • Outlook, Word & Excel
  • Access and Powerpoint
  • Office 365
  • OneNote, Publisher , Linx & InfoPath

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Course Duration

One half-day (demo or limited hands-on session) or One full-day (hands-on session). This course will be tailored to your needs and only the applications relevant to your organisation will be included if you prefer.


Course Objectives

After completing this course you will be productive with Office 2013; know new features and changes to your favourite Office tools; know which features have been removed and their replacement; be able to produce and collaborate on documents; spreadsheets, presentations, databases and with your email.

Who is this Course for

Existing Office users who are transitioning from Office XP, OFfice 2003, Office 2007 or Office 2010 to the latest version of Office 2013.

Course Prerequisites

If you have limited prior experience of working with computers, let the tutor know at time of booking. Basic prior knowledge of previous versions of Office is required to attend this course.


Course Outline

Click on the headings below for more information on course topics:

Office 2013 Features


  • The Modern Interface
  • Backstage View
  • Start Screens
  • SkyDrive Integration
  • Syncing Across Devices
  • Web embedding
  • Touchscreen use
  • Account Login
  • The Ribbon and Quick Access Toolbar
  • New Document extensions
Word 2013


  • Get going fast: new features
  • PDF Editing
  • Graphic Options
  • Live view
  • Cover pages
  • Formatting
  • Building Blocks
  • Citations and References
  • Search
  • Document views
  • Features no longer available in Word 2013
Excel 2013


  • Flash fill (wow!)
  • One Window
  • Quick Analysis
  • Recommended Charts
  • Fine tune charts quickly
  • Sparklines and Dashboards
  • Recommended PivotTables
  • New PivotTable features
  • Options Task Panes
  • Graphic Options
  • Increased Capacity
  • New functions and formulae
  • Improved conditional formatting
  • More power with PowerPivot 2013: data model
  • Features no longer available in Word 2013
Outlook 2013


  • Graphic Options
  • Message threading
  • Consolidated to-do bar
  • Calendars and Web Calendars
  • Attachment preview
  • Attachment reminders
  • Categorising Outlook items
  • Fast Search
  • Filters
  • Quick Rules
  • Weather Bar
  • Peek Windows For Calendar, People &Tasks
  • People Cards
PowerPoint 2013


  • Formatting Task Panes
  • Graphic Options
  • SmartArt
  • New Video embed options
  • Themes, Theme Variations and Layouts
  • New Presenter tools
  • Online meetings
  • Merge shapes
  • Improved Motion Paths
  • Play in the background: video and audio
  • Comments pane feedback
  • New publishing options
Access 2013


  • Web Apps
  • SharePoint integration
  • Forms and Views
  • Table templates
  • App templates
  • SQL Server backend
  • Layout view
  • New Data types
  • split forms
  • Navigation forms
  • Reports and Labels
  • Export and Import Data
Other Applications


  • Office 365
  • OneNote 2013
  • Publisher 2013
  • Lync 2013
  • InfoPath 2013


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