When I first installed Microsoft Office 2013 on my PC, I was very excited to see the new interface and new features. But as soon as I started to type in the new Microsoft Word, all my excitement turned into despair. The typing appeared to be very slow and labored. My fingers seemed to make extra effort and the Word was not responding well. I am a very patient person, but this made me very mad not only because of the pain I was feeling in my fingers, but also because I could not find any settings in Office to make things a little faster.
After a couple of hours of pulling my hair in a state of vivid ire, I finally managed to make Microsoft Word a little better as far as the typing is concerned. If you are also a fast typist like myself, then you can also deliver yourself from the delay caused by the animated typing feature in Microsoft Word 2013 in the following manner:
- Open Microsoft Word, click on File and then Options.
- Select the Advanced section from the right-hand-side.
- Scroll down to the Graphics section and check Disable hardware selection and un-check Use sub-pixel positioning to smooth fonts on screen.
- Scroll down to the Save section and un-check Allow background saves.
- Close all open Microsoft Office apps.
- Open Windows Registry Editor (press Win+R, type regedit in the Run dialog and press Enter).
- In the Registry Editor, navigate to
- Select the General key, right-click on it and choose New → Dword (32-bit Value). Type the name of the new value DisableAnimation and assign it a value of 1.
- Restart your PC and check if it has made any difference to the typing speed in Microsoft Office.
If even after performing all these customizations, you feel that typing speed in Office 2013 is making you cry, then you can upgrade your system hardware to much more powerful one or just use LibreOffice 5.0 which is free both in the monetary terms and from the crap-features that inhibit productivity.