Discontinued features and changed functionality in Word 2013

Here’s a roundup of features that have been removed or that work quite differently in Word 2013. To learn about more changes in Word 2013, see What's new in Word 2013 and What’s new in Office 2013.



Clip Organizer is gone

Microsoft Clip Organizer has been replaced by a more up-to-date way to find images. Click Insert > Online Pictures to find and insert images from online sources, such as Bing Image/Video search, Flickr, and your OneDrive or Facebook page, and from the Office.com Clip Art collection.

Picture Manager is gone

Microsoft Office Picture Manager isn’t included in the new Office—but if you need a standalone photo editing program, you can download Windows Live Photo Gallery for free.

Or you can edit photos without Picture Manager. Word has many built-in photo editing features, so you might not need a separate program.

Fax templates aren’t installed

Fax templates aren’t included anymore when you install Office. To download them when you want them, click File > New, and type fax in the Search for online templates box.

Creating a chart doesn’t automatically open a full Excel workbook

If you created or edited a chart in earlier versions of Word, a full Excel file opened for entering or editing data. In Word 2013, a simpler Excel file opens first, and then you can open a full Excel workbook if you want to. Here’s how to Add a chart to your document.

Custom XML markup is removed

Word 2013 can’t read the custom XML markup that may be in .DOCX, .DOCM, .DOTX, .DOTM or .XML files. It can open these files, but it removes the custom XML markup, and first you’ll see an error message saying Word is trying to open a file with custom XML markup. For more info, see Knowledge Base article 2445062.

Printer fonts aren’t automatically incorporated

Word used to automatically check your default printer for additional fonts to include in your font list. To improve performance, especially on mobile computers, Word no longer does this automatically.

To use fonts stored on your default printer:

  1. Click File > Options > Advanced.
  2. In the Show Document Content section, check Use fonts that are stored on the printer.

Some font types are no longer supported

As part of upgrading to the new Windows platform, Word no longer supports these font types: BitmapPrinterAdobe Type 1CFF/Type 2TTO.FON.

Here’s how to check for and replace unsupported fonts in your Word docs:

  1. Click File > Options > Advanced.
  2. In the Show Document Content section, click Font Substitution.

If all of the fonts in your document are supported, a message will tell you that don’t need to substitute any fonts.

  1. If there are unsupported fonts in your document, the missing font will appear in the Missing Document Font box. Choose a font that you want to substitute for it, and then click OK or Convert Permanently.

Convert Permanently changes the document permanently.

Some AutoCorrect features have moved

AutoCorrect and some formatting tools have been removed from the spelling error menu to make more popular commands easier to see. They’re still available, from File > Options.

To manage the AutoCorrect options:

  1. Click File > Options > Proofing.
  2. Click AutoCorrect Options.

Footnote Continuation Separator is gone

When a long footnote continues to the next page, Word uses the regular Footnote Separator, instead of a special Footnote Continuation Separator.

 
 
Applies to:
Word 2013