Sometimes there can be PowerPoint, Excel or Word processes running in the background which are not visible on the screen. For example Outlook will run Word in the background for editing e-mail. Background processes can prevent the Send Table and Send Chart to Word as the Excel Add-in is unable to determine the process with which to communicate. It may also affect the loading of a Create software update to properly take effect. The background processes for any application can be terminated using Task Manager, first closing all Office applications.