Windows Help & Advice - - WINDOWS 10 KEEP YOUR PC HEALTHY -

Mi­crosoft is in­cred­i­bly keen for you to use Of­fice 365, which is why Win­dows 10 will reg­u­larly prompt you to down­load and in­stall it. But if you get fed up with its nag­ging, click Start and lo­cate the ‘Get Of­fice’ short­cut. Right-click this and choose Unin­stall to re­move it.

If you’re an Of­fice 365 user you may be frus­trated by the way it works with OneDrive, sav­ing di­rectly to the cloud rather than to your lo­cal OneDrive folder. To stop this be­hav­iour, you need to open each Of­fice app in turn, then choose Op­tions from the File tab on the Rib­bon. Se­lect ‘Save’ and tick ‘Save to Com­puter by de­fault’. You’re not done yet – next, click ‘^’ in the Taskbar no­ti­fi­ca­tion area, right-click the OneDrive cloud icon and then choose Set­tings. Now switch to the Of­fice tab and untick both sync boxes be­fore click­ing OK.

Here’s an­other tip to save you time switch­ing be­tween con­trols on the Rib­bon in Of­fice. Right-click a favourite tool and choose ‘Add to Quick Ac­cess Tool­bar’. If you run out of space, click the ‘v’ ar­row next to your ex­ist­ing short­cuts and choose ‘Show Below the Rib­bon’ to lo­cate it there in­stead.

Mi­crosoft’s OneDrive tries to force Of­fice 365 to save di­rectly to the cloud, which slows things down. Make it de­fault to your hard drive in­stead.

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