Repair an Office application

If an Office application isn’t working properly, sometimes restarting it will fix the problem. If that doesn’t work, you can try repairing it. When you’re done, you might need to restart your computer.

  1. Go to Control Panel.

    In Windows 10
    • Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and choose Control Panel.

      Options and commands list see after pressing Windows logo key + X

    In Windows 8 and 8.1
    • Right-click the Start button Windows Start button in Windows 8 and Windows 10 (lower-left corner), and choose Control Panel.

      Options and commands list see after pressing Windows logo key + X

    In Windows 7 or Vista
    • Click Start > Control Panel.

  2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.

  3. Click the Office product you want to repair, and then click Change.

    Note   If you bought a suite like Microsoft Office 365 Home or Microsoft Office Home and Student 2013, search for the suite name. If you bought an individual Office application like Microsoft Word, search for the application name.

  4. In Office 2013 and Office 2016, click either Quick Repair > Repair or Online Repair > Repair. In Office 2010, click Repair > Continue.

If running Repair doesn’t solve the problem, you might need to uninstall and reinstall Office. See Uninstall Office 2010 or Uninstall Office 2013 or Office 365.

Applies To: Access 2013, Project Professional 2016 Preview, Groove 2010, Project Professional 2013, Project 2010, Project Standard 2013, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Word 2010, Outlook 2016 Preview, Word 2016 Preview, OneNote 2013, Publisher 2013, PowerPoint 2016 Preview, Outlook 2010, Project Standard 2016 Preview, PowerPoint 2010, PowerPoint 2013, Project Standard 2010, Access 2010, Visio Professional 2013, Visio Premium 2010, Access 2016 Preview, InfoPath 2013, Word 2013, Visio 2013, Excel 2016 Preview, OneNote 2016 Preview, Publisher 2016 Preview, InfoPath 2010, Publisher 2010, Visio 2010, Visio Standard 2010, OneNote 2010, Outlook 2013



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