Disable Add-ins in Microsoft® Outlook 2007
What are the ways to disable add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007?
In Microsoft Outlook 2007, add-ins are used to perform a specific task. It can also be used to add special capabilities to the e-mail and also to the calendar program. In Microsoft Outlook 2007, the add-ins and capabilities of add-ins are classified into four categories. They are Active application add-ins, Inactive application add-ins, Document application add-ins and Disabled application add-ins. The extensions that are registered and presently run in the Office program are listed by the Active application add-ins. Inactive application add-in lists the add-ins that are not presently loaded but have been installed on the computer. The template files that the documents that are presently open uses for reference are listed in Document application add-ins. Add-ins that create crash of programs will be automatically disabled and the Disabled application add-ins provides the list of such add-ins. However, you will face a situation when you need to disable the add-ins for several reasons.
Following points discuss about the reasons for disabling the add-ins and the ways to disable add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007:
- Add-ins software utility
- Reasons for disabling add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007
- Method to disable add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007
Add-ins a software utility
Add-ins can be defined as software programs that can extend the potential of large programs or a component that can add memory, graphics or communication capabilities to a computer or other device. Microsoft uses the term add-ins to describe a software utility. This is a program that can be added to the primary program so that the capabilities can be improved to a great extend.
Reasons for disabling add-ins in Microsoft Outlook 2007
Sometimes the add-ins might use more resources of your computer and it will slow down the performance of your computer. In such situations, you have to disable the add-ins. If Microsoft Outlook shows an error or error message after enabling the add-ins then it is better to disable that add-ins. Also add-ins from an untrusted source will create problems with the proper working of the Microsoft Outlook 2007.
Go to Microsoft Outlook main window. Select ‘Trust center’ from the ‘Tools’ menu and then select ‘Add-ins’. This displays a list of add-ins that are installed in Microsoft Outlook 2007. You can disable the required add-in by just clicking on the add-in which then gets highlighted. Click ‘Go’ that is found at the bottom of the window. Again click the check box of the add-in that is to be disabled and then click ‘Remove’.
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