Microsoft Office 2013 UpgradeDownload Course Outline

Duration: 1 day or Half Day

Microsoft Office 2013 is available stand-alone or as part of Office 365 and follows on from Microsoft Office 2010 and 2007 with its major overhaul of the user interface. The software is intuitive and very powerful but different from Microsoft Office 2003 or earlier. So when you upgrade you may be both frustrated and confused depending on your level of experience.  This course will allay your fears and resolve your frustration with using the new software. In this course as well as understanding the user interface you will learn about the new features that will greatly increase your productivity and efficiency in using Microsoft Office 2013.

What our Clients say about this course...

"Just wanted to say a huge thank you for yesterday.  Having dreaded the upgrade for many months, I've come into work this morning with no fear and have worked on several documents and spreadsheets already with no problems at all!"

This course can be delivered as a full day, optionally including Windows features, or a half day introduction. We specialise on on-site training and can come to you to run our course either on your PC's or provide our own high specification equipment. If you want specific training for your staff, we are happy to customise this course to your requirements, adding or removing topics as necessary

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Microsoft Office 2013 Upgrade course content

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The Ribbon

  • How to use the Ribbon that replaces toolbars and menus.
  • Use Split Icons.
  • Use Dialog Box Launchers.
  • Customising the Ribbon by adding your own groups and tabs.

The Quick Access Toolbar

  • Put frequently used commands on the Quick Access Toolbar so you can find them again easily.
  • Use the Quick Access Toolbar for favourite icons.

Contextual Tabs

  • Use “Contextual Tabs” that only appear on the Ribbon when those commands are relevant.

Backstage View

  • Find application commands not on the Ribbon.
  • Manage hidden file information such as file properties.
  • Use the new Open and Save As commands.
  • Manage "Places" when saving - Office 365 & SharePoint.
  • Find files you've recently opened.
  • Find how the printing options have been re-organised.
  • Manage file sharing and compatibility issues.


  • Save your Office 2013 documents in earlier versions.
  • Work with documents created in previous versions using Compatibility Mode.
  • Export documents to PDF and send PDF attachments.

Galleries and Live Preview

  • Browse Galleries and use the Live Preview to quickly view the effects of formatting options.


What’s New in Word

  • The new start up screen.
  • Open and Edit PDF's.
  • Using Read Mode.
  • Tracking changes with Simple Markup.
  • Using the new Comments area.
  • Use the new Navigation Pane.
  • Use Building Blocks to quickly include Headers & Footers, Page Number and standard paragraphs.

What’s New in Excel

  • Using the Quick Analysis feature.
  • How Flash Fill can speed up the entry of data.
  • How Recommended Charts and the new formatting panes can facilitate creating charts.
  • Using slicers with Table Styles and Pivot Tables.
  • Use Table Styles to format large amounts of data for readability and analysis.
  • Apply the conditional formatting options to find data.
  • Insert Sparklines to get a quick visual representation of trends in your data.

What’s New in PowerPoint

  • Use the New Slide Masters to give formatting consistency to your presentation.
  • Using Wide Screen view.
  • New Object Formatting Panes.
  • Creating Sections.
  • Insert an embedded video.

What’s New in Outlook

  • Use the Conversation View to find message threads.
  • Use the To-Do Bar to quickly manage your To-Do list.
  • New Inbox features.
  • Using Inline replies
  • Use Quick Parts for standard email paragraphs.
  • Use Quick Steps to automate day to day management of emails.
  • How Sneek a Peek works.

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