DEP or Data Execution Prevention mode can cause problems within some applications, but may be required for certain features to work. Here’s how to enable or disable DEP mode in each Microsoft Office 2016 or 2013 application.
Note: Only the 32-bit versions of Microsoft Office will have DEP setting options. 64-bit versions of Microsoft Office will always have DEP enforced and will not have this option.<
- Select “File” > “Options“.
- Select “Trust Center” > “Trust Center Settings…”
- Select “DEP Settings” on the left pane. You can check “Enable Data Execution Prevention” mode to turn it on, or uncheck it to turn it off.