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Open files from just about anywhere
Click File and then click Open in any Office app to reach this tab, which shows online files (SkyDrive and SharePoint) and local storage, as well as recently opened files.
New files from templates
The New tab for every file-oriented Office app shows recently opened files on the left and a selection of templates (drawn from Microsoft’s large online collection) on the right.
A flat, mostly chromeless interface
In the redesigned Office 2013 user interface, there’s almost no “chrome”—no borders around windows, for example. And the UI stays in the background, with a neutral white behind ribbon icons; the only splashes of color are those that help identify individual programs. The orange status bar shown here, for example, is a dead giveaway for PowerPoint.