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Microsoft Provides Free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Microsoft Provides Free Office 2013 Quick Start Guides

Nine free Quick Start Guides in PDF format

Confused by the new features and interfaces in Office 2013? Well, this series of helpful Quick Start Guides from Microsoft should help. There are nine in all, and they step you through transitioning from an older Office versions to the latest versions of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, OneNote, Outlook, Publisher, Access, Project, and Visio.

“Whether you're coming from a previous version of Office and just want to see what's changed, or you're entirely new to Office and want a quick overview of how to get to the most important things, each guide provides helpful information that we've based directly on feedback from customers just like you,” the Office team writes in a post to Office Blogs.

The guides are available individually, which makes for a bit of a tedious download session if you want all of them. But here are direct links to each download, in PDF format, which makes it only somewhat easier:

Access 2013 Quick Start Guide

Excel 2013 Quick Start Guide

OneNote 2013 Quick Start Guide

Outlook 2013 Quick Start Guide

PowerPoint 2013 Quick Start Guide

Project 2013 Quick Start Guide

Publisher 2013 Quick Start Guide

Visio 2013 Quick Start Guide

Word 2013 Quick Start Guide

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