Microsoft Office 2013 (64-bit)
- Latest Version: Microsoft Office 2013 SP1 (64-bit) LATEST
- Requirements: Windows XP64 / Vista64 / Windows 7 64 / Windows 8 64
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- Author / Product: Microsoft Corporation / Microsoft Office 2013 (64-bit)
Microsoft Office 2013 is a suite of highly-specialized home and business productivity applications aimed to provide users of all knowledge levels to more easily handle creation, editing, management, collaboration, sharing of documents in a work environment. This includes the dedicated word processor (Word), a highly capable spreadsheet editor (Excel), slideshow presentation program (PowerPoint), database management system (Access), personal email information manager (Outlook), notetaking program (OneNote) and many others. Depending on the tier of the Office edition, users can get to the various Office apps, ranging from the smallest offering in the “Home & Student” edition to the largest “Professional Plus”. In addition to the purchase of the retail or digital bundles, Office apps can also be purchased via Office 365 subscriptions or even purchasing of the single apps. Office 365 is an online-oriented version of Office suite, offering not only online access to web apps but also single license access to more persons in the household or workplace.
Originally introduced in 2011, this business and enterprise-oriented service pivoted with this version of Office suite to support home users and started promoting numerous value-added services such as free access to expanded cloud storage on OneDrive. Other versions of Microsoft Office 2013 64 bit can be found on Windows 10 Store, Office Mobile on now discontinued Windows Phone platform, Office RT on now discontinued Windows RT devices and on modern mobile Apple iPad and Android tablet platforms.
Since its appearance in sale during summer of 2011, Office 2013 has sold over 200 million copies and has served as a base of the continued development that eventually resulted in the release of Microsoft Office 2016 suite.
New Features in Office 2013
After fully establishing Ribbon and Fluent User Interface in Office 2010, Microsoft continued rapid development and offered a wide array of notable updates in Office 2013 64 bit. The biggest one was the full integration of various Cloud services into individual apps, providing users with integrated solutions for content sharing, collaboration, cloud storage, unified account management, integration with Skype, and more.
In addition to that, Office 2013 also added support for Office Open XML (OOXML) file format, a newer version of Open Document Format, and fully integrated support for creating, writing and editing PDF files.
Individual Office 2013 apps received numerous upgrades, including streamlined UI (a flatter looking Ribbon with new animation style), better support for touch interface, ability to import video and audio to Word documents straight from online sources, new bookmark features (including the syncing of documents and position inside documents between new computers and more).