What’s New in Excel 2013

Welcome Screen

The first thing you’ll see when you open Excel is a brand new look. It’s cleaner, but it’s also designed to help you get professional-looking results quickly. You’ll find many new features that let you get away from walls of numbers and draw more persuasive pictures of your data, guiding you to better, more informed decisions.

Getting Started 00

Templates do most of the set-up and design work for you, so you can focus on your data. When you open Excel 2013, you’ll see templates for budgets, calendars, forms, and reports, and more.

Instant Data Analysis


The new Quick Analysis tool lets you convert your data into a chart or table in two steps or less. Preview your data with conditional formatting, sparklines, or charts, and make your choice stick in just one click.

Flash Fill


Flash Fill is like a data assistant that finishes your work for you. As soon as it detects what you want to do, Flash Fill enters the rest of your data in one fell swoop following the pattern it recognises in your data.

Recommended Charts

Recommended Charts

Excel can recommend the most suitable charts for your data. Get a quick peek to see how your data looks in the different charts and then simply pick the one that shows the insights you want to present.



First introduced in Excel 2010 as an interactive way to filter PivotTable data slicers can now also filter data in Excel tables, query tables, and other data tables. Simpler to set up and use slicers show the current filter so you’ll know exactly what data you’re looking at.

One Workbook Window

One Workbook Window

In Excel 2013 each workbook has in its own window making it easier to work on two workbooks at once. It also makes life easier when you’re working on two monitors.

Quick Edit Chart Buttons


Three new chart buttons let you quickly pick and preview changes to chart elements like titles, labels), the look and style of your chart, or to the data that is shown.

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