How to use an Office app in Word (Office 2013 or 365)

With the introduction of Office 2013 or Office 365 you can install and use apps to add small targeted functionality to Microsoft Word. These apps allow you to display other information (e.g. a meeting timer) or add information to your document or search for information on the web without needing to leave Word.

To insert an Office app into Word

  • Click Insert > My Apps.
  • In the Apps for Office box, click Store.
  • Pick the app you want, or search for one in the search box.
  • When you find an app you want, click Add or Buy.
  • You may be asked to sign in using the username and password you use to sign into Office or Windows
  • Review the privacy information, and then click Trust it.
  • If you’d rather browse the whole store, click More apps.

To start using your Office app in Word

To start using your app or any app you have previously used

  • Click Insert > My Apps.
  • Double-click any app to start using it.
  • NOTE After you get a new app, it should show up in your apps list. If it doesn’t, click Refresh to update the list.

To remove or hide an Office app

To remove or hide an app you have previously used:

  • Click Insert > My Apps.
  • In the Apps for Office box, click Manage My Apps
  • Click the Hide link next to the app you want to hide

To retrieve or show an Office app you have previously hidden

To remove or hide an app you have previously used

  • Click Insert > My Apps.
  • In the Apps for Office box, click Manage My Apps
  • Click the Show Visible link
  • Click the Retrieve link next to the app you want to retrieve

More information on using Office apps in Word is available from Office Store or the Office Store FAQ

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