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How to remove acrobat addin from office 2016 for MAC

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Jun 29, 2017

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Hi, I have a adobe acrobat dc pro version installed on my macbook.

And I also have a office 2016 for Mac.

The acobat addin on the word for Mac version ribbon bar is unnessceary and I want to remove it.
However, the word for Mac is not the same with the word for win so I can't find ways to remove the addin.

Very annoying that this add-in just integrates Word without asking permission for.

To remove it :

Go to Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.

Select the command "Add-in" or "Complements" in the Developer tab and click the add arrow.

Close Preferences.

Click on you new option icon in the upper part of the ribbon.

Deactivate "linkCreation.dotm"

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How to remove acrobat addin from office 2016 for MAC

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Jun 29, 2017

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Hi, I have a adobe acrobat dc pro version installed on my macbook.

And I also have a office 2016 for Mac.

The acobat addin on the word for Mac version ribbon bar is unnessceary and I want to remove it.
However, the word for Mac is not the same with the word for win so I can't find ways to remove the addin.

Very annoying that this add-in just integrates Word without asking permission for.

To remove it :

Go to Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.

Select the command "Add-in" or "Complements" in the Developer tab and click the add arrow.

Close Preferences.

Click on you new option icon in the upper part of the ribbon.

Deactivate "linkCreation.dotm"

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Do you have an Options command under the File menu in Word?

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in office for mac version, there is no "options" command.

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Very annoying that this add-in just integrates Word without asking permission for.

To remove it :

Go to Preferences and click Ribbon and Toolbar.

Select the command "Add-in" or "Complements" in the Developer tab and click the add arrow.

Close Preferences.

Click on you new option icon in the upper part of the ribbon.

Deactivate "linkCreation.dotm"

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Thanks for fredm's answer.

But I found that deactivate it will not solve the problem completely.

Once the mac restarts, the tab will reappear.

The "complete" way is delete the linkCreation.dotm.

search it in the finder and delete it.

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Thanks for the hint on how to disable the Adobe PDF AddIn for Word. I am using a loaner computer where they copied over all my user information (~/Library) but not the Adobe Acrobat software. I was able to search for the "linkCreation.dotm" file and found it in

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The Word AddIn files are now hidden under ~/Library/Group Support/{long random string}.Office/User Content. I had to delete both the linkCreation.dotm and the SaveAsAdobePDF.ppam file to avoid getting errors when I start Word.

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I should add that I am using Office 2019 on Mojave. Your mileage (and file locations) may vary.

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This worked for me. Thank you.

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I found three files in /Library/. You need admin rights to find them. 

 

$ sudo find /Library -name "SaveAsAdobePDF.ppam"

$ sudo find /Library -name "SaveAsAdobePDF.xlam"

$ sudo find /Library -name "linkCreation.dotm"

 

You can use these commands to find the copies in ~/Library

 

$ find ~/Library -name "SaveAsAdobePDF.ppam"

$ find ~/Library -name "SaveAsAdobePDF.xlam"

$ find ~/Library -name "linkCreation.dotm"

 

One I deleted linkCreation.dotm ~/Library, I was able to lauch Word again. 

 

Even after that, I still found another copy in Startup.localized with the name "~$nkCreation.dotm" so I had to repeat with a wildcard to find them. 

$ ~/Library -name "*nkCreation.dotm"

 

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