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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.
Office on Demand (streaming)
If you need the full set of editing tools in the Office desktop apps, you can download them for temporary use by logging on to Office 365. When you’re done, all traces of the app and your data are removed.