About this Course

Tech Type Essentials
Duration 1 Day
Special Notices

Shorter bite-size virtual sessions are available on key topics from this course. Please contact us for further details.

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, such as the new look and feel of the interface.

Target Student
A relatively experienced end user who has used Office 2000, XP or 2003 with basic knowledge of the core applications, and needs to know the key new features of Office

Please Note:
The course does not cover any configuration, deployment options or technical support advice for Office 2013.


  • 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.


Module 1: Using the Office 2013 Environment

  • General Environment
  • The Ribbon, Tabs, Groups and Commands
  • Dialog Box Launchers
  • Office Backstage View
  • Compatibility Mode / File Conversion
  • Quick Access Toolbar
  • Views and Zooming

Module 2: Using the New Features of Word 2013

  • New Formatting Features
  • Live Previews
  • Inline Text Effects
  • Paste Special
  • Quick Styles
  • Mini Toolbar
  • Screenshot & Screen Clipping Tools
  • New Content Features
  • Quick Parts
  • Search and Navigation Pane
  • Word Table Features
  • Expand and Collapse Paragraphs
  • New Proofing Features
  • PDF Reflow
  • Reading Mode and Resume Reading
  • Live Layout
  • Improved Commenting and Track Changes
  • Word Definition Checker

Module 3: Using the New Features of Excel 2013

  • New General Features
  • Increased Capacity
  • File Types
  • Page Layout View
  • Flash Fill Data
  • New Formatting Features
  • Galleries
  • Conditional Formatting
  • New Formula Features
  • Resizable Formula Bar
  • Function AutoComplete
  • Name Manager
  • New Analysis Features
  • Excel Tables (Filtering and Sorting)
  • Sparklines
  • PivotTable Enhancements (Slicers and Timelines)
  • Recommended Charts and Pivot Tables
  • Quick Data Analysis

Module 4: Using the New Features of Outlook 2013

  • New General Features
  • File Tab (Backstage View)
  • Navigation Bar
  • To-do Bar
  • Instant Search
  • Weather Bar
  • New Email Features
  • Mail Icons
  • Attachment Reminder
  • Instant Inbox Filters
  • Inline Reply
  • Automatic Replies (Out of Office)
  • Quick Steps
  • New Calendar Features
  • Enhanced Views
  • Tasks Area
  • Overlay Calendars
  • Meeting Recommendations

Module 5: Using the New Features of PowerPoint 2013

  • New General Features
  • Viewing Presentations
  • Presenter View
  • Reading View
  • New Formatting Features
  • Custom Slide Layouts
  • Slide Sections
  • Graphics Effects
  • Smart Guides
  • New Content Features
  • SmartArt Graphics
  • Convert Bullets to SmartArt Graphics
  • Enhanced Animations and Transitions

1 Day

Microsoft Office
Delivery Method

Delivery method

Virtual learning

Recreates a classroom experience online, enabling full interactions with the learning professional leading the course.

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