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