Turn off Office animations

Office 2013 is the first release to use hardware acceleration throughout the user experience to deliver beautiful, fluid animations. However, if you use your computer without a display or you simply prefer to eliminate unnecessary animations, you have the choice to turn them off.

To turn off Office animations in Windows 7 or 8

  1. Open the Ease of Access Center by pressing the Windows logo key + U

  2. Under Explore all settings, click Use the computer without a display

  3. Under Adjust time limits and flashing visuals, click Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible)

  4. Click OK.

    Ease of Access Center in Windows

To turn off Office animations in Windows 10

  1. Open the Ease of Access Center by pressing the Windows logo key + U.

  2. Under Simplify and personalize Windows, turn off Show animations in Windows.

    The Ease of Access Display menu with the Show animations in Windows option highlighted.

  3. Close the Settings window.

Note: By turning off Windows animations, you will automatically turn off animations for Office apps.

To turn off Office animations in Excel

  1. Open the File > Options dialog

  2. Under Advanced tab (For Excel 2016 or 2019) or Ease of Access tab (For Office 365) un-check "Provide Feedback with animation"

See Also

Office support for high definition displays

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