Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student Features
The Programs That Promise the Most From of Your Academic Future
The most important thing when choosing software is to be sure the programs are what they promise to be. With Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student, you can be sure that every program included in this suite will live up to its promise and allow you to get more from your studies.
The programs included in Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student are:
Microsoft Word 2013: No student will get very far without a decent copy of Microsoft Word. The program is required for just about every writing assignment that has come up over the last twenty years. Word is capable of creating essays, book reports, class notes (although Microsoft OneNote below is better suited), as well as more advanced formatting documents like resumes, invoices, and pamphlets. In 2013, Word will save your position in the document when you close it so you always return to where you were. It will also zoom in on images and tables to get closer detail. The program comes with autocomplete and autocorrect features as well as spell check and grammar check.
Microsoft Excel 2013: Keeping track of numbers and using numbers in charts and tables are important tools for students, particularly those who work a lot with mathematics and the sciences. Even if that isn’t your focus, Excel makes it easier to organize any kind of information. Want to keep up with your grades for the semester? Want to better budget your money for the month? Excel is there to help. In 2013, Excel includes better automation to fill your information in. It is also easier to share and discuss through other Microsoft programs.
Microsoft OneNote 2013: An absolute must for the modern student, Microsoft OneNote provides the ability to create notes that are tailored to modern learning. Add images, links, and text together, side by side, so that information is easier to follow and nothing gets left out.
Microsoft PowerPoint 2013: As the premiere presentation program, Microsoft PowerPoint provides students with an easy way to create the best slideshows to accompany any presentations they have to give. With the ability to add content from many different kinds of media, plus the use of transitions and animations, each slide can be dazzling to watch just as it is informative to view. In 2013, PowerPoint comes with more templates, the ability to place video within slides, and the ability to close and then reopen the program right where you left off.
These programs work incredibly closely together so that it is easy to transition information between them. Create a chart in Word or Excel and then use it in PowerPoint. Take notes from OneNote and quote them in your Word essay with a single click. This integration allows users to work fluidity between their program needs without having to stop and convert anything.
The Features That Bring the Most Out of Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student
While each program stands on its own for its merits, Microsoft Office 2013 Home and Student is, after all, a suite of programs, and that suite comes with features of its own. Some of the most important include:
New image editing and movement abilities: Images can move around more freely within documents, while they can also be edited more thoroughly within the document instead of having to resort to outside programs.
Ribbon improvements: The Ribbon continues to be refined from its debut in 2007, with this newer version having a flatter look and animation that is a bit less in your face and distracting.
A greater integration into the cloud: Microsoft OneDrive is more thoroughly integrated into each program, so that it’s easier to save documents to the cloud for access away from your device. With Office Web Apps available in browser form, students can work on projects on a friend’s computer, at a library, or anywhere else without need to carry around their devices.