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Office 2013: 5 Reasons You'll Love It

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    Office 2013: 5 Reasons You'll Love It


    Much-improved interface

    Office 2010's interface was beginning to look long in the tooth and a bit dowdy. Office 2013's is much improved, doing away with the sometimes-distracting 3D look of the Ribbon, and adding swaths of flat color. It's far easier on the eyes than earlier versions of Office.

    The interface improvements are more than skin deep. The File tab (previously called Backstage) has been revamped, to great effect. For example, when you create a new document now, you get to see thumbnails of available templates. There's a lot more as well, including simple ways to make the Ribbon disappear and then come back when you need it.
    More HERE

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    Hafnarfjörður IS
    Posts : 4,376
    Linux Centos 7, W8.1, W7, W2K3 Server W10


    Hi there

    Not a good start for me

    I can't download it --even with a VALID TechNet subscription. I'm trying to download it using W8 RP version x-64.

    Screenshot enc

    Cheers
    jimbo
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    Scotland
    Posts : 192
    Windows 8.1 Pro x64


    I used the x64 link on Brinks post and Firefox and it worked for me. I have a Technet sub but if was just convenient at the time.
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    Windows 8.1 Pro with Media Center


    There are other problems in store - XP, Vista and Windows 8 CP are excluded too:

    3000 http://officecdn.microsoft.com/pr/D8...EC9CA472933001 _ProductReleaseId_O365HomePremRetail_scenario_integrated_culture_en-us_lcid_1033_platform_x86_version_15.0.4128.1014_PrereleaseBuild_3919_firstrun_root\office15\firstru n.exe_heroapp_root\office15\winword.exe_heroarguments__IdP_Live
    3002 Continuing could be expensive
    3003 You're connected to a network that limits downloads every month.
    \nWe need to stream some large files over your network connection to install Office, so we recommend installing while connected to an unrestricted network.
    \nIf you are sure you won't be charged or exceed your limits by dowloading a large amount, you can choose OK to download and install. Otherwise, you should Cancel and install when connected to a different network.
    3004 Stopping installation, continuing would be too expensive
    3005 We're sorry, but you're connected to a network that will charge you for every file you download.
    \nWe need to stream some large files over your network connection to install and we don't want you to get stuck with the bill.
    \nPlease retry installing when you are connected to a different, unrestricted network.
    3010 Administrative Privileges Required
    3011 Installation requires administrative privileges to make changes to your computer. \nPlease retry installing this product and give the required permission when prompted. \n If you cannot give these permissions to install, ask your system administrator to help you.
    3012 Couldn't install
    3013 We're sorry, we had a problem installing your Office program(s).\n\nIs your internet connection working? Do you have enough free space on your main hard drive?\n\nPlease try installing again after you’ve checked the above.
    3014 Microsoft Office
    3015 The Office on Demand webcontrols have been installed.
    3016 Office needs a newer version of Windows
    3017 We're sorry, we couldn't install your Office product because you don't have a modern Windows operating system.\n\nYou need Microsoft Windows 7 (or newer) to install this product.
    3018 Couldn't Install Office
    3019 We're sorry, Office couldn't be installed.\n\nPlease save the file you used to start this installation to a place you can find easily. Then use Windows Explorer to view that location and try installing Office again.
    3020 Couldn't start Office on Demand
    3021 We're sorry, but your Office on Demand program ran into a problem that’s preventing it from working correctly.\n\nYou can try again in a moment, we recommend using a new web browser window.
    3022 We found a problem!
    3023 We found a pre-release or Beta version of an Office product on your computer and can’t install because of it.\n\nPlease Uninstall any pre-release Office software using the Programs and Features item in your Control Panel and try installing again.
    3024 Couldn't start Office on demand
    3025 We're sorry, but we can’t verify the signature of files required to install your Office product.
    \nWe need to verify these signatures to keep your computer safe.
    \nPlease retry installing your product or, if installation continues to fail, try re-downloading your installer if you got it online. Make sure you only download Office products from a trusted source.
    3026 We're sorry, we couldn’t start your Office on demand program because we can’t verify the signatures of some required files.
    \nWe need to verify these signatures to keep your computer safe.
    \nPlease try starting your Office on demand application again.
    3027 We're sorry, we can't stream your Office program on demand for you on this computer because it's not running a modern Windows operating system.\n\nMicrosoft Windows 7 (or newer) is required to stream Office on Demand programs.\n\nYou can try editing this document in your web browser instead.
    3028 We found a problem!
    3029 We're sorry, Office does not work with Windows 8 Consumer Preview.\n\nYou need the full version of Windows 8.
    3030 We're done uninstalling!
    3031 Office on Demand web browser add-ons have been removed.
    3032 Microsoft Office on Demand Browser Add-ons
    (Source - the error messages in string.txt in the Office on Demand setup.x86.etc. file)

    Where does all the nannying about the download being too expensive come from??
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  5. #5


    Posts : 106
    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by echrada View Post
    Much-improved interface

    Office 2010's interface was beginning to look long in the tooth and a bit dowdy. Office 2013's is much improved, doing away with the sometimes-distracting 3D look of the Ribbon, and adding swaths of flat color. It's far easier on the eyes than earlier versions of Office.

    The interface improvements are more than skin deep. The File tab (previously called Backstage) has been revamped, to great effect. For example, when you create a new document now, you get to see thumbnails of available templates. There's a lot more as well, including simple ways to make the Ribbon disappear and then come back when you need it.
    More HERE
    The other four reasons quoted in the article don't seem all that impressive.
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    Posts : 636
    Windows 7/8


    Quote Originally Posted by fafhrd View Post
    Where does all the nannying about the download being too expensive come from??
    That is in preparation for installation on cell network machines. I.e. tablets and laptops connected to MiFi type devices.

    It's the future don't you know! Every byte restricted and or charged for!
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  7. #7


    Regardless of all of the reasons to love it, the one thing I cannot stand is how "bright" and "white" it is. Please, please, please let me change this in the final release as I would consider it nearly unusable in it's present form.
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    Posts : 5,707
    Windows 8.1 Pro


    I love the new features that the article outlines...as well as.... OUTLOOK! YES! Freaking love it!

    And the new metro design! WOW! Simply elegant!
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    I am most certainly NOT trying to create a wave here. But with sincerity. What do you mean by the "Metro Look". I have been pondering over Metro applications since Windows 8 was put upon us. Apart from full screen , and a replacement of certain functions, I would not care to define a Metro look. Anyone?
    Last edited by davehc; 19 Jul 2012 at 01:30.
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  10. #10


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    Windows 8 Pro


    Quote Originally Posted by davehc View Post
    I am most certainly NOT trying to create a wave here. But with sincerity. What do you mean by the "Metro Look". I have been pondering over Metro applications since Windows 8 was put upon us. Apart from full screen , and a replacement of certain functions, I would not care to define a Metro look. Antone?
    For me the flattened Windows are a breath of fresh air. I am talking here about the Classic Desktop within Windows 8.
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