Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Setting privacy options
setting privacy options
Word 2013 uses the Internet to communicate with Microsoft
and other locations for assorted purposes. When you download
a template, insert online pictures or videos, or use the Research
pane or the online translator, Word must use your Internet
connection. You can enable or disable these and other functions
that use the Internet.
There are several options designed to help you prevent the
accidental inclusion of personal or confidential information in
documents that you might send to other computers.
Control how Word uses the Internet
1 Open the Trust Center as described in “Open the Trust Center set-
tings page” on page 382.
2 In the Trust Center dialog box, in the panel on the left, click the
Privacy Options tab.
3 Select or clear the check boxes in the Privacy Options section of the
dialog box as desired.
It is generally safe to leave all of these check boxes selected. How-
ever, to minimize network traffic, you might want to clear most of
them. You should not clear the option for Allow Office To Connect
To The Internet, because doing so disables the Online Pictures,
Online Video, and Apps For Office commands on the Insert tab. It
also prevents the display of templates from Office.com on the New
tab of the Backstage view.
4 Click OK.
TIP The Customer Experience Improvement Program collects
anonymous data about which features of Office you use. That
information is part of the input used by Microsoft to design the next
version. Participating in the program is one way you can vote for your