Previously, some of the new or improved features that will be soon introduced by Office 2013 were discussed...Let's continue, shall we?
Some of these new features are designed to make working with a touchscreen easier. Just to mention one, the new Read Mode in Word opens a document in reading view, which lets you scroll through the document by swiping horizontally with your finger. On a desktop with a touchscreen monitor, you can change this behavior back to the more traditional page navigation mode if you wish. Click the Touch Mode button on the Quick Access Toolbar—to the right of the program logo of each application—and the ribbon toolbar spreads its icons further apart for easier access to fingers.
It is not a whole touch-friendly app yet, not to mention that you must have the proper hardware for this to function.
Ok, prepare for the next one because it's one of my favorite new features...remember how you can perfectly save almost any document into PDF format but then you can't just open it and make even the tiniest modification? Man, that seriously made me desperate sometimes! The new Word 2013 can open PDF files, edit them there, and then save them as either DocX files or PDFs. When opened in Word, the file retains the structure of the PDF file, even for elements such as tables. This advance will be a big plus for many users, who can simply open a PDF and get straight to work. How cool is that?
Also, formatting images, shapes, and other objects in PowerPoint is now more intuitive. Right-click an image and choose Format Picture to open the new Format Picture task pane, which shows the formatting options available for that object. Click another object, and the options in the task pane change to show only the options available for that object. You can leave the pane open as you work, so that it’s visible without cluttering your workspace.