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How to turn off AutoTag

Overview

How to turn off AutoTag.

Resolution

If you want to stop AutoTag from running when Office starts, but leave it installed, you can do so in the registry. You have to make the change individually for Word, Excel, & PowerPoint.

Go to the key (this is for Office 2010, the 2010 in AutoTag2010 will match the version of Office you have):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\AutoTag2010.Connect

If you are on a 32-bit version of Windows the key is (no Wow6432Node):
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\AutoTag2010.Connect

And set the value LoadBehavior to 2. To set AutoTag to load again, set it back to 3.

Keys:

Excel - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Excel\Addins\AutoTag2010.Connect

PowerPoint - HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\PowerPoint\Addins\AutoTag2010.Connect

Word -  HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Office\Word\Addins\AutoTag2010.Connect

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