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
To get an application that isn't included with Office 2013 you will need to fill out the Hardware/Software Request Form.
Office 2013 can be installed by full time employees on their IWU issued Windows computers from the Application Catalog.
Learn how to install applications from the Application Catalog
Yes. When you install Office 2013 your previous version of Office will be uninstalled automatically.
There are online training sessions available for free from Microsoft which can be found here.
The following table below lists each application included with Office 2013, along with a brief description of what the application does.
|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.|