Office 2013

Staff and Faculty! Download Office 2013 to your university PC now.

Some notable enhancements include:

  • Many great Office templates that can be used to quickly get you started on a new project
  • Ability to open and edit PDF files in Word• Improved picture alignment in Microsoft Word
  • Lots of features added to Excel - flash fill, charting, and pivot tables, including peek view
  • Improved presentation view in PowerPoint

Campus lab and classroom PCs will be upgraded throughout the summer.  Mac Office upgrade is expected to be released by Microsoft later this year.

Download Now!

  • Make sure you are connected to the campus network
  • Click the "Start" icon in the bottom left hand corner of your screen
  • Select "All Programs," and click the Novell ZENworks folder
  • Open the ZENworks Application Window
  • Browse to the "Office Productivity" section on the left hand side of the Application window
  • Double click the Office 2013 icon to install the software

For the best download experience, it is recommended you download Office 2013 while on campus where your computer is physically wired to the campus network.  Wireless downloading is not recommended.

Office 2007 Users
At the end of the year, campus will no longer support Office 2007. To ensure your university owned machine is able to use Office 2013, please contact the TSC Helpdesk at 262-472-HELP (4357) or 

Note about OneDrive: 
While Office 2013 is integrated with OneDrive, please use network storage (G: drive, H: drive, T: drive) for all university-related documents, whether instructional or administrative, individual or shared.  Documents on the network drives are secure (particularly important for the documents containing sensitive data) and backed up. For non-sensitive documents that require online collaboration, ICIT recommends and supports using Google Drive as your cloud storage solution. OneDrive should be used for personal non-work related storage only.

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ICIT provides many resources to support your use of Office 2013 for Windows (PC).  The following links provide you with information on a wide range of topics, from "how to get started with Office 2013" to "how to restore your custom settings."

Video Training

Microsoft Tutorial Videos ( » (suggested video tutorials):

  • Office 2013 New Features with David Rivers
  • Office 2013 First Look with David Rivers
  • Outlook 2013 Essentials Training with Adam Wilbert
  • Word 2013 Essentials Training with David Rivers
  • Excel 2013 Essentials Training with Dennis Taylor
  • PowerPoint 2013 Essentials Training with Jess Stratton
  • And many more......

Live Training (UW-Whitewater Staff and Faculty only)

Beginning July 15, 2014, the ICIT Technology Training team offers faculty and staff live, hands-on, training sessions throughout the year. Hands-on training sessions are not currently available to students. 

Please visit the ICIT - Technology Training section in the Signup Tool to view and register for available classes offered by the ICIT Training and Advancement team.  

ICIT currently provides the following Office 2013 (PC) training sessions:

Office 2013 - New Features 
An overview of new features available in Office 2013. This class is intended for users that are familiar with the Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs and are interested in learning about what new features are available in Office 2013.

Office 2013: Essentials
Basic overview of Office 2013 and its suite of applications. This class is intended to help users learn the basics of Office 2013. We will cover the steps of installing Office 2013, creating desktop shortcuts, as well as discuss the basic functionality of each Microsoft software program (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and OneNote).

Office 2013 - For Office 2007 Users
An introduction to the features of Office 2013, specifically tailored for Office 2007 users. Please note that UW-Whitewater is in the process of decommissioning campus use of Office 2007. This class is intended for users that are not familiar with Microsoft Office 2010 suite of programs and will be upgrading to Office 2013. If you are a campus user of Office 2007, please contact for more information on the resources available to help you transition to Office 2013.

In addition to scheduled training, the ICIT Training team also offers consulting and custom training for departments and individuals on a variety of campus-supported software. If you or your department are interested in scheduling a software consultation or a group training session, please email your request to

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