Is Office 2013 worth the upgrade?

ernard

We've upgraded to the last two versions of Office (2007 and 2010), and it was a worthwhile upgrade both times, especially 2007 which offered a dramatically improved UI. What about Office 2013? If you've made the upgrade, was it a good use of resources?

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jimlynch
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Why bother with Office, unless you really need to? You can use the iWork apps on iOS devices, and you can use LibreOffice on the desktop. The days of Microsoft Office being a "must have" are coming to an end for most people. There are other options that are much less costly. They might not work for everybody, but they probably will for most people.

TheCount
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The main new thing I've seen that 2013 offers is improved support for tablets/touch screens, not surprising considering all the effort MS has put into its Surface Tablets. We don't have anything aproaching universal tablet use at my office, but it is a useful improvement, more so as people continue to expand their tablet use to more of an actual work device and less of a notepad/entertainment device and as convertable laptop/tablets gain traction. Otherwise, I would consider Office 2013 to be a forward looking refinement of 2010, and not nearly as significant of a revision as 2007. 

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