Disable Office Animations (DisableAnimations)

To further improve the user experience, you may disable Office Animations for Office 2013 and 2016 by adding a key and DWORD value to the Windows Registry. To do this, create the Graphics key and DisableAnimations key value as follows:

  • Key Name:

  • New DWORD and Value:


To create the registry key, Graphics, and add the new DisableAnimations DWORD value:

  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit in the Open box, and then click OK.
  2. Locate and then select the following registry key:
    • Office 2013:

    • Office 2016:

  3. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select Key.
  4. Type Graphics, and then press Enter.
  5. From the Edit menu, select New, and then select DWORD Value.
  6. Type DisableAnimations, and then press Enter.
  7. In the Details pane, right-click DisableAnimations, and then click Modify.
  8. In the Value data box, type 00000001, and then click OK.
  9. Exit Registry Editor.
  10. Restart Excel.