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Word 2013 cheat sheet

Preston Gralla | July 1, 2015
The buzz today may be all about Office 2016 for Windows, which is due to be released this fall, but many business users are still getting acquainted with Office 2013 and will continue to use it for some time. Use this Word 2013 cheat sheet to help take advantage of all it has to offer.

No matter which way you get to the graphics, when you find one you want to insert, click it and select Insert, and the graphic is downloaded directly into your document. Once there, you can edit it just as you would any other graphic, including using alignment guides.

Similarly, when you choose to insert a video, you have a choice of searching Bing Video for a video, or searching YouTube and inserting from there. If you know the exact code for embedding a video (many video sites will let you copy this code), you can use that as well.

Unlike with graphics, you won't actually download the entire video itself. Instead, the opening screen of the video appears with a set of controls. Click the arrow to play the video and it plays from directly within Word, streaming from the Internet.

Manage accounts

Head over to the File tab, and you'll notice a new menu item down on the left: Account. This menu lets you manage your Office subscription and account, your Windows 8 account, your OneDrive account and connections to other services, such as Facebook and Twitter.

What you can change on this screen can vary depending on how deeply your life is ingrained into the Microsoft ecosystem. If you have Windows 8 and use a Microsoft account, the User Information over on the left lets you change your Microsoft account picture and "About me" information, and lets you switch to another account.

Underneath that, you can select global settings not just for Word, but for all of Office, including a background and theme. And then underneath that, you can change any services that you've connected to your Microsoft account, such as Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and OneDrive. Only services you've linked to your Microsoft account will show up here.

When you click the Manage button next to one of the accounts, such as Twitter, you'll get sent to the Web in your browser, where you can see and manage what kind of information is being shared between your Microsoft account and that account. The options you see will depend on the service. For Twitter, for example, you can remove the connection between your Microsoft and Twitter accounts; configure whether to see Twitter contacts and their tweets from Windows 8, Windows Phone and; and share photos and documents from Office, OneDrive, Windows 8 and Windows Phone with your Twitter contacts.

If you have an Office subscription, on the right side on the Account screen you'll be able to see information about your version of Office and manage it. You'll be sent to the Web to see all the machines on which you've installed Office, how many installs you have left, and so on. You can also deactivate installations from there as well.


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