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Present a Word document online

<p>You want to meet real time to write or refine a Word document but often times the people you need to meet with cannot be at the same place at the same time. With the growing usage of messaging and audio/video conferencing software, people are collaborating from multiple locations. Whether you’re a student who needs to finish a class project with your peers, a small business owner who wants to share a contract with clients, or a family member writing a holiday letter with someone in another location, we know it’s important for any Word user to be able to easily share and work together on their documents. We set out to create a simple, rich sharing experience that gives the presenter confidence their attendees are able to follow along, wherever they are in the document. By adding an interactive communication channel, such as IM or voice/video applications, you can create a complete real time collaboration experience. The Office Presentation Service is free for all Office 2013 customers to use; all you need is a Microsoft account and Microsoft Office 2013.</p>

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Changing your style in the new Word

<p>There are lots of reasons to spend time styling your document – you may be trying to follow a publishing requirement, to make your document stand out, or just make it easier to read. In Word 2013, we’ve made it easier than ever for you to quickly change the look of your entire document until you have it just right.  While the styles gallery has been available on the Word home tab since Word 2007, some people just assume styles are meant for people who want big blue text.  As it turns out, that’s not true. I’m here to tell you that Styles are handy, and if you use them to format your text as your write your document, you’ll be able to take full advantage of the improvements in Word 2013.</p>

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Working with tables in the new Word

<p>  It’s all about the little things. In Word 2013, we made improvements to how you'd work with tables to make your lives a little bit easier by simplifying the scenarios for formatting a table and quickly adding rows or columns to it. Read on to find out more!  </p>

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Comments and Revisions in Word 2013

<p>Following on our introductory post to Word 2013 by Tristan Davis, here we discuss how we've polished the scenarios around reviewing documents using comments and tracked changes. We've improved how we display comments and revisions, and added some nifty features to make your scenarios easier. Read on to see what it's all about.</p>

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Webinar: Previewing Word 2013

<p>In this week's webinar, we'll spin the wheels of Word 2013, something you can also do right now during our free Customer Preview. What you will learn Improvements to enjoy document reading New ways to share your document Adding video... </p>

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Lights.. Camera.. Action! Adding videos to your Word documents

<p>Videos are a great way to engage a reader, tell a story, invoke emotion, and communicate effectively. They are found all over the web (news articles, blogs, websites, etc.) and are a great way to enhance documents you send digitally. In the new Word, we added the ability to insert web video directly into your documents, allowing you to create rich, interactive output that pairs your words with video whenever appropriate.</p>

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Updating layout in Word 2013 while maintaining compatibility

<p>Since the Office Customer Preview was announced a few weeks ago, we’ve talked quite bit about the vision for the product and the new features that you’ll be able to take advantage of when you try it out.  One area that we invested heavily in this release, but has remained under the radar, is our work on the layout engine that Word uses.  When I say “layout”, I’m referring to the way that Word places everything onto the page.  The position of everything from a single character of text to a complex table is calculated during layout and then the results are displayed on the screen. This technology really forms the core of our product. In past releases, we introduced Compatibility Mode to help ensure layout fidelity between versions.  With this release, we went a step further.  While we still have Compatibility Mode, files upgraded to Word 2013 mode use a new and much improved layout engine.</p>

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Bringing touch editing to Office Web Apps on Windows 8 and iOS tablets

<p>The Office Web Apps continue to provide access to your documents anywhere in a variety of popular browsers. Today, we are excited to introduce you to viewing and editing documents in the Office Web Apps on tablets using "Touch". In this blog post, Program Manage Renu Devi, describes the "touch" experience; the design framework that guided development of making the Office Web Apps touchable and responsive to touch; and the technical details that made the editing and viewing tools available in touch-supported browsers.</p>

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Getting hands-on with Word 2013

<p>These days there is a lot of excitement about touch computing. In the past we have had some limited touch support in Word, but this time we went deeper and made some touch specific improvements to make Word shine on Windows 8.  Word is a powerful application that has spent the last few decades being fine-tuned for mouse and keyboard interaction. This release, our goal was to enable the scenarios that are most common on touch devices without disrupting the productivity of mouse and keyboard users. So, although we couldn’t rewrite every feature to be touch first, we were able to cover the basics.</p>

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Unlock PDFs with Word 2013

<p>We’ve all received PDF files with content that we wanted to reuse. This means that most of us have been disappointed by the difficulty of getting good content out of a PDF. For example, if you try to copy and paste table rows from a PDF viewer into Word, you frequently end up with a collapsed single line of text.  Most existing PDF viewers, in essence, limit people who use PDF’s to a “look but don’t touch” experience.  PDF Reflow, a new feature in the upcoming release of Word, changes the landscape by letting you convert PDFs into editable Word documents.</p>

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Reading in Word 2013

<p>One of the things Word has always excelled at is content authoring, but there’s more to a document than just writing, reviewing and collaborating. Historically, many documents were received and read in a paper form, but the increasing ubiquity of digital devices has led to a world in which many documents never even reach a printer. Word has long had tools tailored for reading, but this release of Word we wanted to go even further to improve the modern consumption experience.</p>

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Building Advanced Editing in Word Web App

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