RE: Office/Visio 2010 vs. 2013 ?

Subject: RE: Office/Visio 2010 vs. 2013 ?
From: Dan Goldstein <DGoldstein -at- nuot -dot- com>
To: "TECHWR-L (techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com)" <techwr-l -at- lists -dot- techwr-l -dot- com>
Date: Thu, 13 Aug 2015 17:23:51 +0000

Last I checked, licensed and shrink-wrapped CDs of Visio 2003 were still available for sale online. I'm using it now in an Office 2010 environment with no hiccups, and colleagues in Office 2013 have been fine with my files as well. I don't see a reason to upgrade.

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From: Monique Semp
Sent: Thursday, August 13, 2015 1:03 PM
To: TechWR-L
Subject: Office/Visio 2010 vs. 2013 ?

Hello, TechWR-L-ers,

Iâm purchasing a new machine for my contract work and am wondering which version of Office and Visio I want to get for a Dell Windows 7 Pro (64-bit) machine.

Iâve used Office 2010 for the last 18 months, and think it a nice improvement over 2007. But I havenât used 2013 and so donât know if itâs pretty much the same, has new (desirable) features, is geared more to Windows 10 users, or what?

I do know that Visio 2013 has a new filetype, VSDX, that cannot be opened by Visio 2010. You have to (in Visio 2013) save it as VSD, or you can installing the Visio Compatibility Pack to get the 2010 SP2, which can then open the VSDX file. But I donât know if there are other material differences in how Visio 2010 and 2013 operate?

Looking to hear about your experience, and for your advice, -Monique

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