By default, even if you are on a touch enabled PC, Office 2013 doesn’t open with a touch optimized interface. This makes it hard to use because the interfaces elements are too close together. Here’s how to fix that.

Note: this was based on our testing, but it’s likely they will iron out any problems in the final release. Enabling or disabling touch mode will likely stay the same, so if you wanted to disable it, this would work in reverse.

Enabling Touch Mode

Click on the Customize Quick Access Toolbar and enable Touch Mode.

You will see a new button appear in the Quick Access toolbar, click on it.

You will immediately notice the interface spread out and become more spacious.

That’s all there is to enabling touch mode.

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Taylor Gibb is a professional software developer with nearly a decade of experience. He served as Microsoft Regional Director in South Africa for two years and has received multiple Microsoft MVP (Most Valued Professional) awards. He currently works in R&D at Derivco International.
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