When I bought this (weird) version of Microsoft Office, 2013, I bought if for Word and Outlook, and assumed it would just be a newer version of my relatively trusty copy of the 2007 version. I installed it on a new desktop machine, along with a secondary email address that I seldom use, pending the day when I can transfer my main email address from this laptop. I'm not yet ready to move that address, as my wife's mail is also on the laptop and will need considerable pruning and maintenance before I can consider adding an account for her to the new desktop, and add her mail.
I have to imagine the new Word hasn't changed much, but have not used it yet and hope it's as good as ever. However, I find the look of the new 2013 version of Outlook very spaced out and disappointing, compared with the old. And despite that it probably has all or most of its earlier functions, and possibly more, It looks very bare by comparison. It's possible I can eventually improve it with settings changes, but I find the old version far more easily understood, more compact, and better organized.
Incidentally, I'm not using the new desktop at present, as I'm still gradually adding backed up data and software from an old desktop machine that used to contain all of our email, but the hard drive of which suddenly became unstable and unusable, necessitating a switch to my laptop of my main email.
Let me say that 2013 might grow on me in due course, but my early feelings are that it's just a bare bones version of the original, designed more for company offices than for personal use. And I feel as if their idea was that provided all that businesses need was included, why worry about its appearance ... If I could I'd give it 3.5 stars, I would, but since that doesn't seem possible, I'm not prepared to jump to four. I will not be using the other functions of Office.