Disable MS Word plugins for faster startup

If you have recently installed Adobe CS5 Master Collection, or any Adobe Creative Suite. You will notice, that it adds some plugins on some of your MS Office installations like MS Word and MS Excel. And those plugins or add ins will make the application startup longer. So if you don’t need them. Just disable them. This tutorial will show you how.

First, you have to launch MS Word or MS Excel. Then click on ‘File’ then select ‘options’. A new window will appear, just click on the ‘addins’ tab. Then on the lower most portion. You will see ‘Manage’. The default value that is selected is COM-Addins. Just click on go beside that.


What you’ll have to do now, is to uncheck all the plugins that you do not need. As you can see, the default behavior of each plugin is to load on startup. Which in turn makes MS Word start longer.


After deselecting. Just click on ‘ok’. The next time you launch MS Word. It will already be faster.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s