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Office 2013 FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions about Microsoft Office 2013


Can people with another Office version open documents I create with the Office 2013 application?
Yes, a person with a previous version of Microsoft Office can easily open documents created with the latest release of Office.
Office 2007, Office 2010, Office 365, or Office 2013 users can open documents created using the latest release of Office applications without any additional action. Customers using earlier versions of Office may need to download and install a compatibility pack. Microsoft Office Compatibility Pack for Word, Excel, and PowerPoint File Formats
How do I get other Office applications, like Visio, that aren't in the Office 2013 bundle?
To get an application that isn't included with Office 2013 you will need to fill out the Hardware/Software Request Form.
How do I install Office 2013?
Office 2013 can be installed by full time employees on their IWU issued Windows computers from the Application Catalog.
If I install Office 2013 will my previous version of Office be un-installed?
Yes. When you install Office 2013 your previous version of Office will be uninstalled automatically.
Is there any training available for Office 2013?
There are online training sessions available for free from Microsoft which can be found here
What applications are included with Office 2013?

The following table below lists each application included with Office 2013, along with a brief description of what the application does.

Application Description
Access Microsoft's database creation and management application.
Excel Spreadsheet creation and manipulation. Also used for creating charts and graphs.
InfoPath Form and workflow creation.
OneNote Note taking and organizing application.
Outlook Email, calendar, and contact organization application.
PowerPoint Presentation application - Slideshows.
Publisher Publication creation, used for brochures flyers etc.
Word Word processing. Used for text heavy documents and basic publications.
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