Outlook 2013 features that use Word 2013

Many Microsoft Word 2013 features and commands are fully integrated with Microsoft Outlook 2013 to make a comprehensive email message editor. The Word-based email editor built into Outlook 2013 doesn’t require that Word 2013 be installed. However, additional features and commands are available when you install Word 2013 with Outlook 2013. In the following table, you can compare the features and commands that are available with or without Word 2013 installed.

Feature comparison: Outlook 2013 with and without Word 2013 installed

Feature

Without Word 2013 installed

With Word 2013 installed

Message thread shading in open messages and the Reading Pane

Yes

Yes

Panning through messages on Tablet PCs

Yes

Yes

Search results highlighting for Instant Search

Yes

Yes

New and improved fonts

Yes

Yes

Smart tag recognition

Yes

Yes

New Save as options

Yes

Yes

Quick Styles gallery

Yes

Yes

Themes

No

Yes

Automatic formatting of bulleted and numbered lists

No

Yes

Automatic formatting of tables

No

Yes

Proofing tools such as the dictionary and thesaurus.

No

Yes

SmartArt graphics drawing, charting, and diagramming tools

No

Yes

Captions

No

Yes

Equation Builder

No

Yes

WordArt

No

Yes

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Applies To: Outlook 2013



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