We have previously written about how to remove add-ins in Microsoft Word, but you may be experiencing a different problem where you have a tab above the Word ribbon that is labeled “Add-Ins.”
This tab provides access to add-ins that are currently part of your Word 2013 installation.
This tab is not a required navigational elements in Word 2013, so it is possible to hide it from view. Our guide below will walk you through the process of removing the Add-Ins tab in Word.
Hiding the “Add-Ins” Tab in Word 2013
The steps in this article will show you how to hide a tab that is appearing at the top of your window called “Add-Ins.” This method can also be used to remove other unwanted tabs as well.
Here is how to remove the “Add-Ins” tab from the Word 2013 ribbon –
- Open Word 2013.
- Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
- Click Options at the bottom of the left column.
- Click the Customize Ribbon tab at the left side of the Word Options window.
- Click the box to the left of the Add-Ins option in the column at the right side of the window to remove the check mark. You can click the OK button at the bottom of the window to apply your changes.
These steps are repeated below with pictures –
Step 1: Open Word 2013.
Step 2: Click the File tab at the top-left corner of the window.
Step 3: Click Options at the bottom of the left column. This opens a new window called Word Options.
Step 4: Click the Customize Ribbon option at the left side of the Word Options window.
Step 5: Locate the Add-Ins option in the column at the right side of the window, then click the box to the left of it to clear the check mark. You can then click the OK button at the bottom of the window to save your changes and close Word Options.
The Add-Ins tab above the ribbon should now be hidden.
Now that you know how to hide the add-ins tab in Word 2013, you can prevent the accidental clicks that might be causing you to navigate to that menu.
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