Troubleshooting Excel Animations

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Overview

It is important to disable the animations feature of Excel. Running animations while working with data may slow performance and interfere with INTERJECT events, such as Drill on Data events. Depending on the version of Excel you have installed, and the Windows operating system on your computer, there are several ways to disable Excel animation. Choose the Excel and Windows versions that best match your system for the steps needed to disable animations.

Turning Off Animations in Excel 2010 or 2016 on Windows 7 or 8

First, open your Control Panel to find the Ease of Access Center

Select Ease of Access


Click on Ease of Access Center


Under Explore all settings, click on Use the computer without a display


Under Adjust time limits and flashing visuals, click Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) then select apply


Click OK.

Navigate back to Excel and inside the File menu choose Options

Select Advanced or Ease of Access, and then uncheck Provide feedback with animation.


Turning Off Animations in Excel 2010 or 2016 on Windows 10

Begin by opening your settings menu by pressing the Windows Key + U

Switch Show animations in Windows to Off


If your screen does not look like the picture above then follow the next step; otherwise skip it.

Select Other Options then turn off Play Animations in Windows


Navigate back to Excel and inside the File menu choose Options

Select Advanced or Ease of Access, and then uncheck Provide feedback with animation.


Turning Off Animations in Excel 2013 on Windows 10

First, open your Control Panel to find the Ease of Access Center

Select Ease of Access


Select Ease of Access Center


Under Explore all settings, click on Use the computer without a display


Under Adjust time limits and flashing visuals, click Turn off all unnecessary animations (when possible) then select apply

Click OK.


Turning Off Animations in Office 365 Excel on any Windows version

In the Excel File menu, choose Options

Select Ease of Access

Under the Feedback Options tab, uncheck Provide feedback with animation


Click OK.