Welcome to Microsoft Office 2013, the newest suite of information productivity applications. Since you use Office in your job, you'll want to learn the new features of Office 2013 that will help you to streamline your work. In this course, you'll learn the key new features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. You'll also take a look at the general changes that are familiar to all of the core applications.

Further detailed training is available at various levels on all Office 2013 applications, including: Access, InfoPath, Project, Publisher, SharePoint, SharePoint Designer and Visio.

Target Audience

A relatively experienced end user who has used Office 2010 with basic knowledge of the core applications, and needs to know the key new features of Office 2013.

Please Note: This course is not suitable for those users upgrading from earlier versions of Office (pre 2010). For Office 2007 users, see 'Office 2013: New Features from Office 2007' QAOFF13NF for more details. For users of Office 2003 and earlier versions, see 'Experience the 2013 Microsoft Office System' QAOFF13EX for more details.


  • Before attending this course, delegates should be existing Microsoft Office users who will be required to use Microsoft Office 2013. They should have basic knowledge of the core applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. Delegates should be able to use a keyboard and mouse and be able to navigate the Windows operating system including using Windows Explorer.
  • It should be noted that little or no time can be allocated during the course to demonstrate or provide training on existing features of Office, that are not deemed to be improved or new features of the product. For example, time cannot be given to demonstrate creating formulas in Excel, merely showing any new or improved features that impact on formula creation.

Learning Outcomes

At the end of this course you will be able to:

  • Explore the general environment of Office 2013
  • Use the key new features of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook 2013

Course Outline

Lesson 1: General New Features

  • Office 2013 and 'The Cloud'
  • Apps for Office
  • Shared Meetings
  • Getting Started
  • Easier File Sharing

Lesson 2: Using the New Features of Word 2013

  • New Templates
  • Expand and Collapse Paragraphs
  • Object Zoom
  • Working with Tables
  • Live Layout
  • Online Pictures and Video
  • Define Proofing Command
  • PDF Reflow
  • Improved Sharing
  • Improved Commenting and Track Changes

Lesson 3: Using the New Features of Excel 2013

  • Increased Capacity
  • Getting Started
  • New Excel Functions
  • Fine Tune Charts Quickly
  • Richer Data Labels
  • Animations In Charts
  • Flash Fill Data
  • Recommended Charts and PivotTables
  • Quick Data Analysis
  • Excel Data Model Tools
  • Power View
  • Power View Maps

Lesson 4: Using the New Features of PowerPoint 2013

  • Wide Screen Support
  • Contextual Tabs
  • Merge Shapes
  • Eyedropper Tool
  • New Right-Click Options
  • Presenter View
  • Reading View
  • Comments
  • Variants
  • Custom Slide Layouts
  • Online Content
  • Smart Guides
  • Embedding Video
  • Start an Online Meeting
  • Collaborate and Present Online
  • Export as Video

Lesson 5: Using the New Features of Outlook 2013

  • File Tab (Backstage View)
  • Folder Pane
  • To-Do Bar
  • Navigation Bar
  • Create New Message
  • Message Preview
  • Mail Icons
  • Message Notification Window
  • Attachment Reminder
  • Instant Inbox Filters
  • Inline Reply
  • Quick Steps
  • Conversation View
  • Instant Search
  • Weather Bar
  • Folder Tab
  • People Cards and Pane
  • Enhanced Views
  • Tasks Area
  • Out of Office (Automatic Replies)
  • Meeting Recommendations
  • Color Categorize
  • Shortcuts and Customisation

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