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Office 2013 New Features
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Office 2013 New Features

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As you continue to work with Excel 2013, you'll begin to realize how Microsoft has made it a little more intuitive. You're going to get help along the way including with this new feature we're going to look at next, Recommended Charts. When you select data, Microsoft is going to help you pick the right chart for the type of data you've selected. So, we'll continue to work with our No Obstacles Sport - July 2012 Sales Report. If you you've been following along, all we're going to do is select our data next. Now, if you jump to this lesson, you want to get caught up, go to your exercise files, open up No Obstacles Sport - July 2012 Sales Report2.
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  1. 1m 38s
    1. Welcome
      1m 3s
    2. Using the exercise files
      35s
  2. 16m 49s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 57s
    2. Integrating with the cloud
      3m 42s
    3. Exploring Touch mode
      2m 53s
    4. Using the bookmark feature
      2m 18s
    5. Customizing the Ribbon with display options
      2m 59s
  3. 27m 44s
    1. Inserting online video
      4m 4s
    2. Editing PDF documents
      4m 58s
    3. Inserting and reading comments
      2m 55s
    4. Tracking changes and conversations
      2m 19s
    5. Using Read mode for longer documents
      4m 14s
    6. Using object zoom in Read mode
      1m 53s
    7. Exploring new templates in Word
      2m 47s
    8. Inserting objects with onscreen alignment guides
      4m 34s
  4. 28m 25s
    1. Filling empty cells using Flash Fill
      3m 38s
    2. Filtering records using a Timeline
      3m 11s
    3. Previewing with Quick Analysis
      4m 34s
    4. Using Chart Advisor recommendations
      2m 43s
    5. Finding errors and issues with Power view
      6m 16s
    6. Converting roman numerals into arabic numbers
      2m 42s
    7. Protecting data in a shared spreadsheet
      5m 21s
  5. 33m 36s
    1. Working with new templates
      3m 29s
    2. Exploring the new Presenter view
      3m 45s
    3. Using color adjustments
      2m 59s
    4. Inserting new charts
      8m 37s
    5. Positioning objects with various guides
      2m 50s
    6. Exploring new transition effects
      2m 55s
    7. Creating a custom shape
      4m 31s
    8. Playing an audio track across multiple slides
      4m 30s
  6. 7m 2s
    1. Exploring changes to the user interface
      3m 23s
    2. Exploring the new Access templates
      3m 39s
  7. 8m 48s
    1. Inserting online pictures into a publication
      3m 10s
    2. Using the scratch area for inserting images
      3m 30s
    3. Creating JPEGs with the Save for Photo Printing option
      2m 8s
  8. 18m 27s
    1. Exploring the new user interface
      4m 30s
    2. Changing views
      4m 8s
    3. Embedding files in a notebook
      3m 31s
    4. Linking notes to your Outlook calendar
      3m 57s
    5. Inserting a screenshot
      2m 21s
  9. 8m 8s
    1. Exploring the user interface and some sneak peeks
      3m 35s
    2. Using the Weather bar
      1m 42s
    3. Connecting to social networks
      2m 51s
  10. 29s
    1. Next steps
      29s

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Office 2013 New Features
2h 31m Appropriate for all Jan 29, 2013

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Discover what's new in the latest version of Microsoft Office, from Word 2013 to OneNote 2013. In this course, David Rivers reviews the suite-wide enhancements to Office, like cloud integration, Touch Mode for interacting with touch-enabled devices, and Ribbon customization, as well as individual app improvements added to the new Office. Take a look at PDF editing in Word, flash fill and quick analysis in Excel, the new Presenter view in PowerPoint, new templates in Access, social media integration with Outlook, and much more.

Topics include:
  • Exploring the new user interface
  • Using the bookmark feature
  • Inserting online video in Word documents
  • Editing PDFs in Word
  • Filtering records using the timeline in Excel
  • Exploring new slide transitions in PowerPoint
  • Creating web apps for SharePoint or Office 365 with Access
  • Inserting online pictures with Publisher
  • Embedding files in a OneNote notebook
  • Connecting to social networks with Outlook
Subjects:
Business Presentations Email Spreadsheets Web Conferencing Word Processing
Software:
Access Excel Office OneNote Outlook PowerPoint Publisher Word Office 365
Author:
David Rivers

Using Chart Advisor recommendations

As you continue to work with Excel 2013, you'll begin to realize how Microsoft has made it a little more intuitive. You're going to get help along the way including with this new feature we're going to look at next, Recommended Charts. When you select data, Microsoft is going to help you pick the right chart for the type of data you've selected. So, we'll continue to work with our No Obstacles Sport - July 2012 Sales Report. If you you've been following along, all we're going to do is select our data next. Now, if you jump to this lesson, you want to get caught up, go to your exercise files, open up No Obstacles Sport - July 2012 Sales Report2.

You'll see exactly what I see and we're going to select our first column of data which contains our Date. So, let's go right up to the heading, column heading A and click there. That selects the entire column. We also want our Price column. So, we'll go over to column heading E, while holding down Alt and Ctrl, we'll click that column header to select it as well. So, now we have two columns of data and we're ready to create a chart. Well, Microsoft already has an idea of what types of charts would best suit the data we have selected. So, let's go to Insert and over here in the Charts section, you'll notice something new, Recommended Charts.

Give that a click and you'll see a dialog box with two tabs, Recommended Charts which are displayed down the left here and All Charts. So, if don't like any of the recommendations, no problem, just go to All Charts and select the chart that you like best, just like you always did in previous versions. But here under Recommended Charts you'll see at the top, this one is highlighted and we see a preview over here of the Scatter Chart. Now, based on the scale that's being shown here, we don't see any variation. So, we would have to do a little bit of work with our scale; same thing for the Line Chart.

The third one which is a Stacked Area Chart does show all of our fluctuations, and if we go to the fourth one, you can see it's like the others, we would have to adjust the scale using the Clustered Column. So, let's go with the third one, our Stacked Area. We select it by clicking and then click OK. Now, it's going to create the chart for us right on top of our data. We can go to the border though and right on the border when you see the four-sided arrow, click and drag it off to the right. We'll just move it off to the right a little bit. It looks good. You'll notice something's happened on the Ribbon. We're looking at Chart tools now with the Design tab selected.

So, we can actually hover over these different designs to get a preview, and if we see one that we like better than the original, all we have to do is select it by clicking. I think I'm going to go with this one here, Style number 6. Give it a click and I have all of my other Chart tools available to me here, just as though I created this chart from scratch. But with Recommended Charts, I have a pretty good suspicion that I'm going to be selecting the right type of chart for the data I had selected. I'll just click off in a cell in behind to deselect our chart and continue from here.

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