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Old Jan 26, 2006, 09:02 AM   #1
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Please help me stop MS Word starting up automatically

For some reason MS Word has decided to start up when i turn my mac on!!! i have searched for the start up folder but find nothing with the apps that start up automatically.

Can anyone suggest anything PLEASE
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 09:14 AM   #2
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There is a folder inside the hard drives library called "startupitems". Or it could be a setting within Words preferences. Also look around in your System Preferences. I dont remember where but I believe the startup settings are located somewhere in there. Im at work now and dont have admin priv's so I cant poke around.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 09:19 AM   #3
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There is a folder inside the hard drives library called "startupitems". Or it could be a setting within Words preferences. Also look around in your System Preferences. I dont remember where but I believe the startup settings are located somewhere in there. Im at work now and dont have admin priv's so I cant poke around.
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Old Jan 26, 2006, 09:23 AM   #4
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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MS word opening up at start uo onmy mac

I have gone to system preferences ---> Account & Groups------> loggin items, and there is nothing there. Word is still opening and no one seems to know how to stop this.
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Old Jul 18, 2013, 02:17 PM   #6
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I have gone to system preferences ---> Account & Groups------> loggin items, and there is nothing there. Word is still opening and no one seems to know how to stop this.
Right click the icon in your dock. Does it have a check next to open at login? If so, just uncheck it. If not, hmm..
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Old Dec 19, 2013, 10:16 AM   #7
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Having the same issue

Word and Excel auto-open when I start up each morning.

There is no checkmark next to "Options > Open at Login" for either program.

There is a checkmark next to "System Preferences > General > Close windows when quitting an application (when selected, open documents and windows will not be restored when you re-open an application)."

There is no other option under "System Preferences > General" related to applications or windows. Similarly, there is no related option appearing under ""System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options."

I went to "Finder > Applications > Microsoft Options 2011 > Office > Startup" and found three files in the folder -- for Word, Excel and PowerPoint (which is not auto-opening at startup). I removed those files, and Word and Excel are still auto-opening at startup.

These are all the suggestions I've seen online, and none has made a difference.
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Old Feb 13, 2014, 07:36 AM   #8
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Word and Excel auto-open when I start up each morning.

There is no checkmark next to "Options > Open at Login" for either program.

There is a checkmark next to "System Preferences > General > Close windows when quitting an application (when selected, open documents and windows will not be restored when you re-open an application)."

There is no other option under "System Preferences > General" related to applications or windows. Similarly, there is no related option appearing under ""System Preferences > Users & Groups > Login Options."

I went to "Finder > Applications > Microsoft Options 2011 > Office > Startup" and found three files in the folder -- for Word, Excel and PowerPoint (which is not auto-opening at startup). I removed those files, and Word and Excel are still auto-opening at startup.

These are all the suggestions I've seen online, and none has made a difference.
Having the exact same problem. Please share if you have found a solution.
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Old Feb 18, 2014, 08:11 AM   #9
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Stop Word from opening on startup

once Word has opened click 'Word-->preferences-->general
This is where you can change the setting.
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