Parallels and Office 2013 performance tips

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Parallels and Office 2013 issues

After installing Office 2013 into my Parallels Desktop (Win 7) I’ve realised that performance has decreased significantly. I could see that it was clearly related to some new animation effects and with the help of my friend Google I’ve found 2 small changes that made a huge difference. Both are described below.

Office display options change

Open World 2013 and follow these steps:

  1. Go to the ‘File’ tab and click on options.
  2. On the ‘Word Options’ window click on ‘Advanced’.
  3. Scroll down to the ‘Display’ section and change the following:
    • Check ‘Disable hardware graphics acceleration’ box
    • Uncheck ‘Use subpixel positioning to smooth fonts on screen’

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 15.09.58

 

The changes applied to Word will reflect in all other Office applications.

Disable Office animations

  1. Using Register Editor (regedit.exe), go to the following key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\15.0\Common\Graphics
  2. Create¬†new DWORD named ‘DisableAnimations’ and set its value to ‘1’ (as shown below)

Screen Shot 2013-07-11 at 15.13.39

 

Please let me know if you have any more performance tips!


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