Do your best work with Word 2013

Create professional-looking resumes, newsletters, and more. Explore features and support options for Word 2013, and get tips for creating and editing documents quickly and easily.

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Release and support

Word 2013 was released in January 2013, and extended support ends April 2023. You can find more release and support information in the Microsoft Support Lifecycle policy.

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Find the help you need

Visit the Office support site for book excerpts, tutorials, and help topics on Word. You can also join the Office community to ask a question or start a discussion.

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Word 2013 features and highlights

User interface updates

  • Office 2013 introduced Read Mode, a clean, comfortable reading view that displays your documents in easy-to-read columns on the screen.
  • The “Simple Markup” view was also introduced. It provides a clean view of your document but still indicates clearly where tracked changes have been made.
  • Comments have a reply button so you can have conversations about changes. And when a comment is addressed and no longer requires attention, you can mark it as done.

Improved formatting features

  • Word 2013 lets you work with more media types than before, like online videos and pictures.
  • Alignment guides make it easier to line up pictures, charts, and diagrams with your text. A live preview helps as you resize and move photos and shapes in documents.
  • When you create a document in Word 2013, you’ll see available templates to help get you started, along with a handy list of recently viewed documents.
  • Starting with Word 2013, you can convert PDFs into editable Word documents. Open PDFs and edit paragraphs, lists, and tables just like familiar Word documents.

What’s new in Word 2016 + Office 365

Word 2016 has all the professional document features you know and love, plus enhancements and new features available only in Office 365.

Collaborate with ease

With 1 TB of OneDrive storage, you can store, share, and co-author your Word documents with colleagues. Work together across multiple devices, and see others’ changes as they make them in real time.

Take Word on the go

Review and edit documents at work, home, or anywhere in between with Office mobile apps. Get a familiar user interface optimized for iOS®, Android™, and Windows mobile devices.

Get insights as you work

The Tell Me feature in Word 2016 makes it easier to find commands and features in Word. The new Insights feature makes web research a snap—find definitions, online articles, and more, without leaving Word.

Stay up to date

With an active Office 365 subscription, you’ll always have the latest Office apps, features, and services. Get the installed applications you know and trust—including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and OneNote.

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FeatureReal-time co-authoring

Work with others simultaneously on a document, not matter what device you’re using.

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FeaturePDF conversion

Open PDF documents in Word to edit paragraphs and tables and create your own Word documents.

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FeatureMobile productivity on any device

Try the Word mobile app and get more done on the go. Create, edit, and share your work across all your devices.

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FeatureDocument research

Use Insights to find information in context from the web—without leaving your document.

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FeatureAlways up to date

Always have the latest version of Office apps, features, and services.

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