Should you upgrade to Word 2013?

It’s the big question: Do you need to upgrade to Microsoft Word 2013, the newest version of Microsoft’s popular word-processing program. According to the editors at PC World Magazine the correct answer is definitely yes. PC World just recently ran a feature story praising the newest version of Word, and pointing out several new features that might dramatically boost your productively. Before you decide whether it’s upgrade time, look at these new features that PC World praises.

More Design Options

The primary reason to upgrade to Word 2013? PC World points to the program's new and improved design tab. Word 2013 lets users choose from a wide variety of themes, colors and fonts. And if you discover a certain combination that you might want to use all the time, you can click the "Set as Default" option to return these themes each time you create a new document. Microsoft Word 2013 also allows users to preview a document style before they apply it to the whole document.

Reading Boost

Do you spend considerable time reading Word documents? Perhaps you even spend more time reading than creating documents? Then Word 2013 is undoubtedly for you. As PC World says, the 2013 version of this program now offers a Read option. This feature makes reading Word documents a far more pleasant experience. If you choose Read, your Word document will automatically resize itself so it fits perfectly on your screen. Read even offers navigation arrows that enable you to easily scroll through a document or flip pages.

Making PDFs Less of a Hassle

Word 2013 makes editing and reading PDF documents an easier task, too. First, Word 2013 can open any PDF document. But that's only the beginning. The program also permits you to edit PDF documents without obtaining a third-party application. As outlined by PC World, you can even move images around a PDF document and edit any information found in a table. For anyone who works with PDFs often, it is an amazing new feature.