Disable Office 2016 Animation

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Disable Office 2016 Animation

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I am trying to disable the typing animation in office 2016 and in following the steps below should step #6 – a Value data of 1 be Hexidecimal or decimal value?

1. Open the Registry Editor. You can open it by hitting Windows + R and then typing "regedit" into the Run box and hitting OK.
2. Navigate to the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\Common registry key. Replace the 16.0 with 15.0 if you are using Office 2013.
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3. Navigate to the Graphics registry key under Common, if it exists.
If a Graphics key does not exist, right click in the pane and select New then Key. A new registry key named New Key #1 appears.
Rename the new key to "Graphics" and then open it.
4. Create a new DWORD value under Graphics. You do that by selecting the Graphics key, right clicking in the right window pane and selecting New and then DWORD Value.
5. Name the DWORD Value "DisableAnimations."
6. Give DisableAnimations a Value data of 1. You can assign this value by double clicking on DisableAnimations, entering 1 in the Value data field and clicking OK.
Close the Registry Editor and reboot.
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Re: Disable Office 2016 Animation

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It doesn't matter. Decimal 1 = Hexadecimal 1.
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HansV wrote:
13 Jun 2020, 14:13
It doesn't matter. Decimal 1 = Hexadecimal 1.
Ok Thanks.
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In VBA:

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Sub M_snb()
  c00 = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\common\Graphics"
  On Error Resume Next
     
  With CreateObject("wscript.shell")
    x1 = .regread(c00)
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then .regwrite c00
    .regwrite c00 & "\DisableAnimations", 1, "REG_DWORD"
  End With
End Sub
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snb wrote:
14 Jun 2020, 12:14
In VBA:

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Sub M_snb()
  c00 = "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\16.0\common\Graphics"
  On Error Resume Next
     
  With CreateObject("wscript.shell")
    x1 = .regread(c00)
    If Err.Number <> 0 Then .regwrite c00
    .regwrite c00 & "\DisableAnimation", 1, "REG_DWORD"
  End With
End Sub
So sorry but I am not at all sure what this is or where it should be placed in the Registry. If it is meant to disable all of Office's animation I would like to be able to place it where it belongs. Thanks.
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Re: Disable Office 2016 Animation

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Please, do not quote !

In that case you provided the wrong information yourself. Compare the path you provided to the path in the code.
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@hlewton: the macro posted by snb is intended to be copied into a module in the Visual Basic Editor in any Office document, for example a Word document or an Excel workbook. Then run that macro by placing the insertion point in the code and pressing F5. It will create the registry entry that you mentioned in your first post. The Office document can be discarded after that, without saving it.

If you have already created the registry entry yourself, there is no need to use snb's macro.
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HansV wrote:
14 Jun 2020, 15:48
@hlewton: the macro posted by snb is intended to be copied into a module in the Visual Basic Editor in any Office document, for example a Word document or an Excel workbook. Then run that macro by placing the insertion point in the code and pressing F5. It will create the registry entry that you mentioned in your first post. The Office document can be discarded after that, without saving it.

If you have already created the registry entry yourself, there is no need to use snb's macro.
I have attached a document with instructions from you in another thread of mine. It told me how to insert code to make word open where I wanted it but then that was saved to the Normal.dotx, if I'm not mistaken. What do I have to do differently here besides pressing F5 in order for this to run and to not be saved in that template?

Please ignore the name of the document it was just something that I believed I could remember.

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Start Word.
Press Alt+F11 to activate the Visual Basic Editor.
Click on Document1 in the Project Explorer pane on the left hand side.
Select Insert > Module.
Copy snb's code into this module.
Place the insertion point anywhere in the code (between Sub and End Sub).
Press F5 to run the macro.
Press Alt+F4 to close the Visual Basic Editor.
Close the document and click No when asked if you want to save changes - there is no need to keep the document.
That's it!
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HansV wrote:
14 Jun 2020, 18:27
Start Word.
Press Alt+F11 to activate the Visual Basic Editor.
Click on Document1 in the Project Explorer pane on the left hand side.
Select Insert > Module.
Copy snb's code into this module.
Place the insertion point anywhere in the code (between Sub and End Sub).
Press F5 to run the macro.
Press Alt+F4 to close the Visual Basic Editor.
Close the document and click No when asked if you want to save changes - there is no need to keep the document.
That's it!
Thank you and thank you snb
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Just to report what is happening. I ran that VBA code and it placed the Graphics registry key in place but that did not stop the animated cursor in my office products. I found a solution, but it was not stated correctly for Windows 10 so I experimented and edited what I had to do and I do believe the animations are now gone. Here is what I had to do to get rid of them:
1. Open the Ease of Access Center by pressing the Windows logo key + U.
2. Under Display options, turn off Show animations in Windows.
3. Close the Settings window.
This apparently disables all animations for all programs. Not sure if it is possible to only disable the smooth typing in Office 2016 though. (This is fine with me. I do not like an animated or smooth cursor.)

Here is the original link I found so as not to take credit away from the one who posted it. https://superuser.com/questions/1342589 ... -windows-7
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Hmmm... I have 'Show animations in Windows' turned ON, and the DisableAnimation registry entry effectively kills animation in the Office applications.
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HansV wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 07:10
Hmmm... I have 'Show animations in Windows' turned ON, and the DisableAnimation registry entry effectively kills animation in the Office applications.
I am not sure why but I'll attach a screenshot of the registry entry so you can see it is there but that did not stop the smooth or animated cursor in Office for me.
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Hans I just ran an experiment. I turned Show animations in Windows' back ON and as soon as I did that smooth or animated cursor was back in my Office programs. I turned it off again and that cursor animation was gone again. I don't know what is going on but it is working for me the way I want it to now.
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I can't explain that, but if you're satisfied with it, leave it as it is now.
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HansV wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 13:08
I can't explain that, but if you're satisfied with it, leave it as it is now.
For sure. I have enough other problems. LOL
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Wait - snb's code contains a mistake, hence the entry in your registry is incorrect. It should be named DisableAnimations (as shown in your first post in this thread), not DisableAnimation.
So right-click the entry DisableAnimation, select Rename from the context menu, and change it to DisableAnimations, then press Enter.
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HansV wrote:
15 Jun 2020, 13:32
Wait - snb's code contains a mistake, hence the entry in your registry is incorrect. It should be named DisableAnimations (as shown in your first post in this thread), not DisableAnimation.
So right-click the entry DisableAnimation, select Rename from the context menu, and change it to DisableAnimations, then press Enter.
I will give that a try and report back. Thanks
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Yep Hans now it works as yours does. Thanks again.
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