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How to Get Microsoft Office to Load Faster? from James Thomas's blog

We all know that Microsoft Office is a very amazing office suite. But after adding many features, it is now becoming bulkier than before. At times it provides greater processing speeds and better computers, but sometimes it doesn’t load as fast as you want it to load. And the reason behind its slow loading is that users might install some add-ins that also loads with Word/ PowerPoint/ Excel.

Normally, Microsoft Office applications including Word, PowerPoint, Excel and many other programs need few seconds to open even on high-end computers. However, they often take anywhere between 7 to 15 seconds to load on very slow computers. For example, the very popular and useful Grammarly add-in for word always loads with the word application and also increases the start time of the Word by a second or two. These add-ins are always being like a program which always loads with the Windows operating system.

We are suggesting that if you have installed tens of add-ins direct from the Office Store, disabling all unwanted add-ins especially those add-ins that are loading with any of your Office applications, this can surely work and improve the loading time of your Word, Excel, and PowerPoint applications.

Steps to Get Microsoft Office to Load Faster

Below the steps illustrate you how to disable unnecessary add-ins in Microsoft Office applications to load them faster.  The steps are discussed below:

  1. Launch Word, PowerPoint, or Excel program on your computer.
  2. Then, click on the File menu.
  3. Under the File menu, click on the Options tab.
  4. Now, it will open Word/ PowerPoint/ Excel dialog box on your computer screen.
  5. On the left of your screen, Click on the Add-ins option to see all the installed add-ins.
  6. In the Active Application add-ins section, all active add-ins will appears on your screen.
  7. Alternatively, click on the Go button.
  8. Unmark the ADD-in entry option.
  9. Next, click on the OK button to disable the selected add-in.
  10. Next, to permanently ‘Uninstall’ it, choose the name of the given add-in from the list.
  11. Lastly, click on the ‘Remove’ button.
  12. Again, to enable the add-in, tick mark the box appears next to it.
  13. Then, click on the OK button.
  14. Finally, restart the Word/ Excel/ PowerPoint to enable and disable the add-ins.

James Thomas is a self-professed security expert; he has been making the people aware of the security threats. His passion is to write about Cyber-security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and new media. He writes for McAfee security products at

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