Difference Between Microsoft Office Student Edition & Professional


Microsoft Office 2013 Suite has been upgraded from the previous 2010 version to work with Windows 7 and 8.0 and 8.1 operating systems.( XP and Vista users must stick with Office 2010.) Office 2013 comes in a variety of formats including the Student version and the more expensive, broader-based Professional edition.

Office 2013 Student Edition

  • 2013 Student includes the Microsoft core programs of word processing, spread sheet construction and a presentation application familiar to PC users as Word, Excel and PowerPoint. In addition, OneNote, an organizing application is included. Microsoft Outlook, the well known email application is absent; however, the Microsoft website, Outlook.com, offers a free personal email service that fills the bill for an individual user.

Office 2013 Professional Edition

  • The Microsoft Office 2013 Professional version, also popularly known as Office Pro, includes the same four programs as the Student edition with the addition of three applications with additional enhancements. The full Outlook email program offers planning, scheduling, contact list sorting and over a dozen related applications. Microsoft Access, a database program, is also included and can be used to create simple databases on up to intricate multilevel databases that can be deployed in very large enterprises. The final addition to Office Pro, Publisher, is designed to create attention-grabbing photo journal layouts and organizes your image files and folders in a coherent and easily useable way.

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