Whether you've bought the apps as one-offs, the whole Office 2013 suite or signed up for Microsoft's new Office 365 subscription package, there's lots to like about the new versions of Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
If you've taken the plunge with the new-look touch-friendly apps, these tips and tricks can help you go further with the software - from tailoring the interface to embedding online clips, there's plenty to explore.
We've tried to focus on the new features in Office 2013 (though you will find some tricks that work across the board), while providing a mix of quick hints and more in-depth tips to suit every level of user.
1. Stream Office anywhere
Use your Microsoft ID to stream copies of your Office apps to other PCs (Windows 7 or Windows 8). Log into the Office website to use Office on Demand.
2. Pin locations
Save your most-used folders to the Open screen in any application - use the pin icon to the right of a recently opened workbook or folder.
3. Save to SkyDrive
Office 2013 makes full use of your SkyDrive account, and you can save your files to the cloud, access them from anywhere and sync them across computers.
4. Use Flickr and Facebook pictures
Drop in pictures from the newly revamped Flickr or Facebook by connecting your account through the Online Pictures option under the Insert tab.
5. Change Office's look and theme
Access the Account page from the File tab in any app to reveal a selection of options for changing the background and theme of the suite.
6. Zoom with your fingers
Using a fancy touchscreen laptop or tablet with Office 2013? Use two fingers to zoom in or out of any document, just like on your smartphone.
7. Add apps
Office finally joins the app revolution - visit the Office website to find apps you can run on top of Word, Excel and Outlook. The store is labelled as US-only, but you can still make use of it.
8. Remove the Start screen
When launched, the Office 2013 apps show a dynamic Start screen by default. To see a blank new document instead, select File and Options, then untick the Start screen option on the General tab.
9. Get Skyping
If you've signed up for the subscription-based 365 flavour of Office 2013, you may not know that you get 60 minutes of Skype credit free each month.
10. Try a parallel install
You might have already noticed this, but you can keep older versions of Office running alongside the 2013 version, should you need to (with the exception of Outlook).
11. Read more easily
Word's new-look Read Mode (under the View tab) makes browsing documents easier, and it supports touchscreen input too.
12. Embed videos
Load in online video clips from YouTube and elsewhere using the new Online Video button under the Insert tab.
13. Define words
Right-click on a word and choose Define to pick a dictionary and see its definition. You can even get help with pronunciation if you need it.
14. Reply to comments
Word 2013 enables you to reply to document comments, and even mark them as 'done', for a smoother workflow.
15. Get better borders
Table borders have been given some love in Word 2013, with additions such as the Border Painter tool (for copying border formatting), which is under the Design section of the Table Tools tab.
16. Edit PDFs
Fully fledged PDF editing finally arrives with Word 2013, though you might lose some layout settings. Edited documents can be saved as PDF or DOCX files.
17. Change the defaults
New documents use Calibri and double spacing by default. Change this by right-clicking on the Normal stylesheet icon and choosing Modify.
18. Benefit from live alignment
Click and drag and object on the page and you'll see faint green marker lines appear, DTP-style, enabling you to line up a series of elements more easily.