Exclusive: New Office 2013 application icons revealed (updated)

By LiveSide | In Featured, News | Posted June 30, 2012 29 comments

Office 2013 LogoJust a month ago, LiveSide brought you the new Office 2013 logo (shown on the right), which brings the logo in line with other Microsoft logos such as Windows and Visual Studio, giving it a slight metro-style touch. However, with every release of the Microsoft Office suite, we also see a new design of the individual application icons (such as Word, Excel, PowerPoint…etc.) which characterizes each release. For the upcoming Office 2013 this is no exception either, and we managed to grab hold of several screenshots of these new icons for a couple of applications. First up, check out the new OneNote 2013 icon below with the slogan “Keep tabs on your life”:

OneNote 2013

You can see the icon retained OneNote’s accent color of purple, and the perspective of the icon is also consistent with the new Office logo as well as the Windows 8 logo. The icon is also denoted by the letter “N” which representative of OneNote, to enable users to easily identify the application. This will be consistent throughout all the new Office 2013 application icons. You can see this on the Excel 2013 icon below too:

Excel 2013

For now we were only able to obtain the new icons for OneNote and Excel. However, screenshot of the new icon for another Office 2013 application was actually accidently leaked by Microsoft back in May this year. Yes, this is that “mysterious” icon shown on the Building Windows 8 blog before it was silently replaced, and we can confirm that the icon belongs to Outlook 2013. Check out the original screenshot below, courtesy of Picturepan2 at LiveSino.net:

Outlook 2013

We expect the Office 2013 Preview (or more commonly know as the public beta) to be made available very soon. Previous rumors indicated that it might be released as soon as next week, but of course nothing has been officially confirmed by Microsoft. So how do you like the new Office 2013 icons? Let us know in the comments below!

Update: And we have confirmation of the icons, along with images of the new Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013 icons, thanks to Greek website Insomnia.gr who managed to snap a photo during TechEd Europe 2012 with the apps running on Windows RT. Check it out below:

Word 2013 and PowerPoint 2013

Posted June 30th, 2012 at 8:03 am
Category: Featured, News
Tags: Office, Office 2013
  • quppa

    Why doesn’t the perspective of the letter match the perspective of the shape it’s on top of?

    I guess the thing at the right of the Outlook icon is meant to be an envelope. Looks all right, but I hope they change it back to the traditional Outlook yellow/orange colour.

    On the topic of icons, I can’t be the only one to notice the stretched icons for Metro-style apps in the Windows 8 Start Screen. What should be sharp edges are horribly blurry. The icons for ‘Video’, ‘Music’ and ‘Finance’ are the worst.

  • quppa

    Why doesn’t the perspective of the letter match the perspective of the shape it’s on top of?

    I guess the thing at the right of the Outlook icon is meant to be an envelope. Looks all right, but I hope they change it back to the traditional Outlook yellow/orange colour.

    On the topic of icons, I can’t be the only one to notice the stretched icons for Metro-style apps in the Windows 8 Start Screen. What should be sharp edges are horribly blurry. The icons for ‘Video’, ‘Music’ and ‘Finance’ are the worst.

  • Justobeclear

    AWSOME. no word metro icon yet ?

  • Justobeclear

    AWSOME. no word metro icon yet ?

  • http://simenm.tumblr.com/ Simen Mangseth

    I actually don’t like them at all – although i like the new Office logo.

  • Simen Mangseth

    I actually don’t like them at all – although i like the new Office logo.

  • tN0

    The “X” in the Excel icon looks cheap and may confuse users when the icon appears on the upper left corner of the window.
    The “X” in Excel 2010 was more “complex” with one horizontal line. Let’s hope this isn’t final or it would be a disappointment.

    I’m all for Metro, but not for cheap solutions.

  • tN0

    The “X” in the Excel icon looks cheap and may confuse users when the icon appears on the upper left corner of the window.
    The “X” in Excel 2010 was more “complex” with one horizontal line. Let’s hope this isn’t final or it would be a disappointment.

    I’m all for Metro, but not for cheap solutions.

  • Hulmiho

    i am very excited!

  • Hulmiho

    i am very excited!

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe Morales

    I actually liked much better the “Metro” version of Office 2010 on Windows Phone. (Well, actually Outlook was the only one with a Metrofied icon)

  • http://josedmorales.net/ Joe

    I actually liked much better the “Metro” version of Office 2010 on Windows Phone. (Well, actually Outlook was the only one with a Metrofied icon)

  • Michaellg67

    I like them

  • Michaellg67

    I like them

  • http://twitter.com/TimoTim19 Timothy Gamble

    Looking good.

  • http://twitter.com/TimoTim19 Timothy Gamble

    Looking good.

  • http://www.twitter.com/vthenerd Valdano V.

    I like them, although I don’t like the way they dealed with the perspective. It’s just weird.

    Letters look cheap, as someone said. And it would look rather weird in the Aero environment (if they don’t change Aero icons).

  • Guest

    I like them, although I don’t like the way they dealed with the perspective. It’s just weird.

    Letters look cheap, as someone said. And it would look rather weird in the Aero environment (if they don’t change Aero icons).

  • Scott

    i don’t care, just give me a surface

  • Scott

    i don’t care, just give me a surface

  • http://mynetx.net/ mynetx

    The blue icon is obviously the Microsoft Outlook 2013 logo. At least this is what the envelope suggests, and the only reason why the app would have been running minimized on an accidental screenshot from a Microsoft employee.

  • http://mynetx.net/ mynetx

    The blue icon is obviously the Microsoft Outlook 2013 logo. At least this is what the envelope suggests, and the only reason why the app would have been running minimized on an accidental screenshot from a Microsoft employee.

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWCU3LN6OXG6LHVHR5OU6DCPYI David

    big news!  icons….
    Just take my money and give me a surface!

  • http://profile.yahoo.com/DWCU3LN6OXG6LHVHR5OU6DCPYI David

    big news!  icons….
    Just take my money and give me a surface!

  • NovaG

    Here you go made the Outlook icon

    http://yfrog.com/j2go5zwj

  • NovaG

    Here you go made the Outlook icon

    http://yfrog.com/j2go5zwj

  • NovaG

    Here you go made the Outlook icon

    http://yfrog.com/j2go5zwj

  • José Campos

    A mi si me gusta estos iconos, para mi, mientras más simple mejor, tanto blur, transparencias, solo saturan un icono…

  • José Campos

    A mi si me gusta estos iconos, para mi, mientras más simple mejor, tanto blur, transparencias, solo saturan un icono…