Word: Get rid of cloud save options

September 21, 2015

By default, Word 2013 has lots of options for you to save to cloud storage. But what if you don’t want to use the cloud, and just want to save to your local drives or network?

The good news is that you can turn off the cloud-based save options. And even better, if you change these settings in one of the Office 2013 programs, the changes apply to the other programs too.

  1. Open Word 2013.
  2. Go to File > Options > Save.
  3. Select the Don’t show the Backstage… check box.
  4. Clear the Show additional places… check box.
  5. Select the Save to computer by default check box.
  6. Click OK.

Options for turning off save to the cloud


  1. so I still see the cloud options, only when I use Save as…is that right? :-)

  2. When you click ‘Save As’, you’ll see an option to ‘Add a place’, and then you’ll see the cloud options. As I don’t use cloud storage, and as mine is a new installation of Office 2013, I don’t have any cloud options listed except when I click ‘Add a place’. However, if you’ve used cloud storage before, it’s possible that a recent location is listed automatically under ‘Save As’.

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