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Old 07-20-2012, 05:10 AM
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Default Give the new Office 2013 apps a whirl without installing the suite on your tablet



Earlier this week, Microsoft revealed Office 2013, the next generation of its popular productivity suite. Office 2013 will be sold for x86/x64 Intel-based PCs and tablets in the coming months, and a few select programs – OneNote and Lync – will be available as Metro-style apps in the Windows Store. But what if you don’t – or can’t – have Office 2013 installed? The easiest way to check it out is to sign up for the new Office 2013 Web App Preview.

After following the link above, your SkyDrive account will automatically be given access to the new Office 2013 Web App Previews for Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote. As with past versions of the Office Web Apps, not all features are available. That being said, the apps have been given a few nice upgrades in the visual, performance, and feature departments. Whereas before typing in Word or OneNote occasionally resulted in a short delay between the time a key was pressed and the time it appeared on screen, the new Web Apps seem to be almost instantaneous.

The Office Web Apps also include a new touch mode (click on the blue circles next to the undo and redo buttons) which increases the size of all touch targets. Do you think the Office Web Apps are good enough for use on tablets without a copy of Office installed?

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Old 07-20-2012, 05:14 AM
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Does anyone actually use Office anymore?

And, are you a Microsoft shill?
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:19 AM
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Does any single person on the planet not use Microsoft Office? Are you high?
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Does any single person on the planet not use Microsoft Office? Are you high?
The only place I've seen anything different was in the legal community, because word perfect's reveal codes allowed precise visible control of what was going on with a document.
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And even in the legal field, Word has taken over for the majority (unfortunately, in my humble opinion)--the lawyers want to be using the same systems as their clients.
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Old 07-20-2012, 05:02 PM
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But what if you don’t – or can’t – have Office 2013 installed? The easiest way to check it out is to [/COLOR]sign up for the new Office 2013 Web App Preview.
Thanks for the news--something definitely to check out. Too bad that MS almost certainly will not have a low-cost (e.g. $25) upgrade-from-an-earlier-version option--many will just continue using what they already have, which is fine enough.
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