Turn off Office animations

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

  1. Open the Ease of Access Center (shown below) 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

Applies to:
Access 2013, Excel 2013, OneNote 2013, Outlook 2013, PowerPoint 2013, Project Professional 2013, Project Standard 2013, Publisher 2013, Visio 2013, Visio Professional 2013, Word 2013