In previous versions of Office, this restriction applied only to OEM editions; retail Office license agreements allowed uninstalling from one computer to install on another computer.Digitally downloaded copies of Office were also said to be permanently locked to that PC's hardware, preventing it from being transferred to any other computing device.
Microsoft Office 2013 includes updated support for ISO/IEC 29500, the International Standard version of Office Open XML (OOXML) file format: in particular it supports saving in the "Strict" profile of ISO/IEC 29500 (Office Open XML Strict).
Additionally, Office 2013 provides full read, write, and edit support for ISO 32000 (PDF).
A special version of Office 2013, initially known as Office 2013 Home & Student RT, is shipped with all Windows RT devices.
It initially consisted of Word, Excel, Power Point and One Note.
The original license agreement for retail editions of Microsoft Office 2013 was different from the license agreements of retail editions of previous versions of Microsoft Office in two significant ways.
The first of these was that the software could no longer be transferred to another computer.
Office Web Apps are available free of charge on the web although enterprises may obtain on-premises installations for a price.
Microsoft Office applications may be obtained individually; this includes Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Project and Microsoft Share Point Designer which are not included in any of the twelve editions.
It includes extended file format support, user interface updates and support for touch among its new features. This version includes new features such as integration support for online services (including One Drive, Outlook.com, Skype, Yammer and Flickr), improved format support for Office Open XML (OOXML), Open Document (ODF) and Portable Document Format (PDF) and support for multi-touch interfaces.
Microsoft Office 2013 comes in twelve different editions, including three editions for retail outlets, two editions for volume licensing channel, five subscription-based editions available through Microsoft Office 365 program, the web application edition known as Office Web Apps and the Office RT edition made for tablets and mobile devices.
Should the buyer have wished to use Office 2013 on a different computer, or if they later became unable to use the computing device that the original license was downloaded to (e.g.