Month: February 2013

How to enable Touch Mode in Office 2013

The new Office 2013 suite offers delightful new dimensions to your Windows 8 touch-optimized experience by offering newer styles of interactions that are touch-based. A number of new touch-based gestures have been included by Microsoft in its latest Office productivity suite to improve user’s overall experience and help them quickly perform tasks when working on a touch screen device. Touch Mode, a new feature in Office 2013, toggles a new display mode that’s optimized for fingertips. It is simple and efficient to use and allows you to access all the features of Office 2013 from all touch-screen devices. When you toggle the Touch Mode in Office 2013, the onscreen controls quickly space out from each other, thus offering you better accessibility via touch. This feature offers you a great user experience whether you are working on a tablet or on a desktop, thus making the most common tasks fast, fluid, and intuitive. However, by default, Office 2013 does not open with a touch-optimized interface and you need to manually activate the Touch Mode to get the best out of your Office 2013 productivity suite. For this, Open any one of the Office 2013 program, such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, etc. Locate the ‘Customize Quick Access Toolbar.’ You can find it in the customizable set of icons that are placed in the upper left corner of the application window in...

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Microsoft Office 2013: How to turn your PDFs into “Real” Documents

What is your best bet when you want to edit the text in a PDF file? Anyone who wants to edit a PDF file knows how frustrating it can be. Since most of the PDF files come in a “read-only” format, for most of you, the best way to edit your PDF files is to convert them into a Word document or an Excel spreadsheet with the help of PDF converters. But all these software have their own disadvantages, ranging from interface problems to conversion issues to messy outputs. However, with Office 2013 productivity suite, Microsoft has relieved its users of the hassle of purchasing Adobe Acrobat Professional or downloading other expensive PDF converters to open and edit their PDF documents. With Word 2013, you can now seamlessly convert your PDF documents into a Word document and edit them. Designed with attention to heuristics, Microsoft Word 2013 features PDF Reflow, a feature that offers you a built-in ability to edit tables, lists, headings, columns, and paragraphs by converting your PDFs into “real” documents. Let’s see how to do that: Convert a PDF file into a “real” Word file To open the PDF file in Word 2013, click ‘File’ and click ‘Open.’ Navigate to the PDF file location and click ‘Browse.’ Locate the PDF file and click ‘Open.’ Once the PDF file opens, you can now edit it like any other Word document....

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