13 useful add-ins for Excel and Word 2013 -- most free

These downloads enhance the functionality of Microsoft Office 2013.
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For some reason, Microsoft has taken to calling the mini-programs that you can install into their Office applications “apps.” Functionally, though, most of these are similar to web browser add-ons -- in the sense that they add to or enhance the feature set of the main program. Here are the most useful ones for the latest versions of Excel and Word. Unless specifically noted, the apps are free as of Feb. 1 (some are only free for a limited time) or have a free as well as paid version.

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