Which is better Microsoft Office 2010 or Microsoft Office 2013?
This is actually a very situational question, at least the answer is. This is because it entirely depends on the user, his/ her preference, the particular operating system that he is working on and also the medium – touch-enabled or a regular desktop. There are other factors to be taken into consideration too such as facility of online syncing, applications to explore, and of course SkyDrive. So, without knowing the details and the pros and cons of sticking to the older suite or upgrading to the new one, it actually can’t be predicted.
With this article we wish to bring to light some of the significant aspects of both the productivity suite versions. We hope that these pointers will help you to come to a confirmed and unbiased decision. The yardsticks that you can base your decision on include:
Are you a Windows 8 user?
If you are a Windows 7 or Windows 8 user (especially the latter), you will love to upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013! The new look and the advanced User Interface will simply let you drool over the latest edition. However, having said that, keep in mind that if your PC isn’t touch-enabled, you may not be able to enjoy the functionalities entirely. Obviously, Microsoft has designed this productivity suite to be in sync with its latest operating system, Windows 8, therefore “Stylus” and “touch-friendly” are just a few of its special features that you can explore here.
For the rest, Microsoft Office 2010 is a superb option and although in somewhat restricted manner, you nonetheless still get to enjoy the goodness of Microsoft Office 2013.
Cloud Cloud Everywhere….
If you are looking for enhanced security and accessibility for your data, documents, and files, you bet you could not have asked for a better deal than Microsoft Office 2013 that lets you save everything online. Furthermore, if you are signed in to SkyDrive, it will save all documents and files that you may be working on, by default. Microsoft Office 2010 also gave you options to save your files in SkyDrive; however, this facility was available with Office Web Apps only.
The tools in the applications on Microsoft Office 2013 can be very easily accessed. Certain facilities like inserting a bookmark on your text document, inserting a Slicer in your spreadsheet, etc in your Microsoft Office 2010 editions that took a few steps to get going are all on the surface in Microsoft Office 2013.
However, if you aren’t a heavy user and do not have huge data to collate and edit, you can do pretty well even with your Microsoft Office 2010 apps. You needn’t invest in the new productivity suite unless you seriously want to upgrade and actually use all the new features available in Microsoft Office 2013.
The Microsoft Office 2013 is certainly priced a tad on the higher side. To top it, it will come to you for one installation (no installing on multiple PCs like with Microsoft Office 2010).
So you can see that the decision to whether or not upgrade to Microsoft Office 2013 entirely depends on your willingness to try out a new medium as well as how much you are willing to invest – both time and money. So, consider all the above mentioned points before you decide to go on either way.