Frequently Asked Question

How to Resolve the Spinning Icon in MS Office
Last Updated 6 years ago

Problem: When attempting to save an Office document, the computer appears to pause and an icon spins for a time before saving.

Solution: The Recently Opened documents list can cause this issue. Clear out this list. The results should be immediately recognizable. Note: clearing the list does not remove your "pinned" documents.

Clear the Recently Opened Documents List in Word or Excel:
  1. Select the File menu
  2. Select Options
  3. Select Advanced
  4. Scroll down to the Display section
  5. Set the Show this number of Recent Documents/Workbooks option to 0
  6. Click OK

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