🚀 TipOff #10: Turn Off the Annoying Microsoft Office Clipboard

Tip OffThere are few things more annoying than that darn clipboard thingy that seems to appear every time text is pasted into Microsoft Word or Excel. Here’s how to disable that little sucker.

  • In the Word or Excel menu, select “Preferences…” or use the keyboard shortcut: Command (⌘) + Comma (,)
  • Under “Authoring” or “Authoring and Proofing Tools,” click “Edit.”
  • Under “Cut and Paste Options,” uncheck “Show Paste Options buttons.”

You’re welcome!

Hint: You can also dismiss the annoying Microsoft Office clipboard without hiding it permanently if you press ESC, or just start typing.
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  • What ancient, no longer supported version of Office are you still using??? Mac or Windows version! Plus, anyone not using Office 365, 2016 or 2019 is existing close to troglodytedom! Certainly, extremely unlikely to be reading your blog entries. Sorry!

    • Word! (Couldn’t resist.)
      Trying to turn off the clipboard that makes me surprisingly angry. Seems Microsoft has removed the ability to permanently hide it.