Repair an Office application

Tip   If you’re having trouble installing Office, see Fix Office 365 or Office 2013 install errors.

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 8, on the Start screen, type Control Panel, and select Control Panel in the search results.

    • In Windows 7 or Vista, click Start > Control Panel.

  2. Click Programs > Programs and Features.

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

  4. In Office 2013, click either Quick Repair or Online 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: PowerPoint 2013, Access 2013, Visio 2016 Preview, OneNote 2013, Visio Standard 2010, Groove 2010, Publisher 2013, Project Professional 2013, OneNote 2010, Project Standard 2010, Outlook 2010, Outlook 2013, Publisher 2010, Excel 2010, Excel 2013, Word 2013, Project 2010, Word 2010, InfoPath 2010, Visio 2013, PowerPoint 2010, InfoPath 2013, Visio 2010, Project Standard 2013, Access 2010, Visio Premium 2010

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