Most PC users know that Microsoft Office programs can be repaired via the Control Panel. But the Microsoft Office won’t appear in the Control Panel if you have installed Office 365 from the Windows Store.
Users who have installed Microsoft Office 365 from Windows Store can repair and reset Office apps via the Settings. The best part is that you can repair and reset all installed Office apps or individual apps.
If an Office app is not working well, you can reset and repair it rather than repairing the whole Office suite. For instance, you can reset and repair only the Word app when it’s not working right.
Method 1 of 2
Reset Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint in Windows 10
Use this method if you want to reset or repair individual Office apps to default settings.
Step 1: In the Start/taskbar search field, search for Word, Excel, PowerPoint or any other Office application to see the app’s entry the search results.
Step 2: Right-click on the app’s entry in the search result and then click the App settings option.
Step 3: Scroll down the page to see Reset and Repair section. Click on the Repair option to repair the Word/Excel/PowerPoint. Likewise, click on the Reset option to reinstall the app.
When you repair an Office Word/Excel/PowerPoint app, the data saved in it won’t be affected. Resetting won’t delete your saved documents.
You will see a check icon once the reset/repair job is completed.
Method 2 of 2
Reset all Word/Excel/PowerPoint at once in Windows 10
If you need to reset all installed Office 365 at once, use this method.
Step 1: Open the Settings app. Navigate to Apps > Apps & features.
Step 2: Look for Microsoft Office Desktop Apps entry. Select it to see the Advanced options link.
Step 3: Click on the Advanced options link.
Step 4: On the Advanced options page, you will get Reset and Repair options. Click on the Reset button to reset all Office apps, and use the Repair option to repair all installed Office apps.
As said before, this method doesn’t let you reset or repair individual Office apps.