This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, see Description of the Microsoft Windows registry.
Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.
After you delete a registry key and restart the program, Word runs the Setup program to correctly rebuild the registry key. If you want to rebuild the registry key before you run the program, repair your installation by following the steps in Repair an Office application.
The options are in two groups: default options and optional settings. Default options are established during the setup process. You can change them by modifying options in Word. These options may or may not appear in the registry.
IMPORTANT: This article contains information about how to modify the registry. Make sure to back up the registry before you modify it. Make sure that you know how to restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up, restore, and modify the registry, see Windows registry for advanced users.
This article describes various methods that you can use to reset user options and registry settings in Microsoft Office Word.There are two basic types of options that you can define in Word. These options are as follows:
WARNING: Serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly by using Registry Editor or by using another method. These problems might require that you reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that these problems can be solved. Modify the registry at your own risk.To manually reset a registry key, you must first delete it.
After you delete a registry key, and then you restart the program, Word runs the Setup program to correctly rebuild the registry key. If you want to rebuild the registry key before you run the program, repair your installation by following the steps in the \"Repair Word (Office)\" section.
This key stores the options that you can set from Microsoft Word, either by changing menu options or by running the Registry Options Utility. For more information, see the \"Use the Registry Options Utility\" section.The options are in two groups: default options and optional settings. Default options are established during the setup process. You can change them by modifying options in Word. (To modify options in Word, click Options on the Tools menu.)These options may or may not appear in the registry.
Word can detect and repair problems associated with Setup. This feature uses the Windows Installer to correct problems with missing files and to repair registry settings.You can use the following methods to repair or reset Word files and values:
NOTE: This method is the least aggressive mode of repair. If this method does not resolve the problem, you may still have to use one of the other methods.To run the Detect and Repair feature in Word 2003 and in earlier versions of Word, click Detect and Repair on the Help menu in Word. The Detect and Repair feature fixes and repairs Word. All files, registry entries, and optional shortcuts for all Office programs are verified and repaired. If you run Detect and Repair from Word, all other Office programs are also checked. This feature performs only a checksum.The Detect and Repair feature can also restore the Word program shortcuts on the Start menu. To restore the Word program shortcuts, click Help > Detect and Repair, and then check the Restore my shortcuts while repairing box.If Detect and Repair does not correct the problem, you may have to reinstall Word. The Reinstall feature in the Maintenance Mode popup window performs the same action as Detect and Repair, except that Reinstall copies a file when the files are of equal versions. Detect and Repair does not copy over the file when the installation file has the correct version and checksum.NOTE: The Detect and Repair feature does not repair damaged documents or damaged data keys in the registry or in the Normal template.If a file that Word uses at Startup is missing, the Windows Installer automatically installs that file before it starts the program.In Word 2010, repair Word or the installed Office suite in Control Panel.
You can use the Registry Options Utility to examine and change Word settings in the Windows registry. The Registry Options Utility is located in the Support.dot template.NOTE: The Support.dot template is not included in Word 2007 or later versions.For more information about the Registry Options Utility, see How to change Word options in the Windows registry for Word 2003.
Although you can prevent this list from being shown on the File menu in the programs, there is no built-in method for removing the list or for preventing its display in other locations. You can, however, edit the Microsoft Windows registry to clear the list of the most recently used files.
This article does not discuss how to prevent shortcuts for recently used files from being saved in the location that is specified by the HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\11.0\\Common\\General\\RecentFiles registry entry. By default, that location is C:\\Documents and Settings\\user profile\\Application Data\\Microsoft\\Office\\Recent.
This section, method, or task contains steps that tell you how to modify the registry. However, serious problems might occur if you modify the registry incorrectly. Therefore, make sure that you follow these steps carefully. For added protection, back up the registry before you modify it. Then, you can restore the registry if a problem occurs. For more information about how to back up and restore the registry, see How to back up and restore the registry in Windows.
You can also create a registry file (.reg) by exporting that subkey of the registry in Registry Editor. Use that registry file to automatically apply the registry settings (in this case, the deletion of the most recently used files list).
Most of the frequently used options in Word are stored in the Word Data registry subkey. A common troubleshooting step is to delete the Word Data registry subkey. When you restart Word, the program rebuilds the Word Data registry subkey by using the default settings.
When you delete the Word Data registry subkey, Word resets several options to their default settings. For example, Word resets the \"most recently used file\" list on the File menu. Also, Word resets many of the settings that you may have customized in the Options dialog box.
The Word Options registry key stores options that you can set in Word. These settings are divided into default and optional groups. Default settings are created during the program setup. Optional settings are not created during setup. You can change both the default and optional settings in Word.
When you start Word, Word automatically loads templates and add-ins that are located in the Startup folders. Conflicts or problems that affect an add-in can cause problems in Word. To determine whether an item in a Startup folder is causing the problem, temporarily disable the registry setting that points to these add-ins.
Browse through the registry keys by double-clicking on the registry names in the left pane to expand them in the right. According to Microsoft, the key for Word 2010 is located in \"HKEY_CURRENT_USER\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\14.0\\Word.\"
This procedure involves editing the Windows registry. Adobe doesn't provide support for editing the registry, which contains critical system and application information. Make sure to back up the registry before editing it. For more information about the registry, see the Windows documentation or contact Microsoft.
Ok I seem to have it figured out now. You can add a new trusted location via registry by creating a new Registry Key like this:HKCU:\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\16.0\\Word\\Security\\Trusted Locations\\Location99. This is the key that has to be created.
In reality, however, even in companies with 100 or 200 PCs, admins want to ensure that at least some of the essential security settings comply with their standards. For this task, you can use GPP to set the respective registry keys.
To restore the default settings, you only need to delete the branch under Protected View. You can also do this at regular intervals via GPP. For this purpose, create a registry item as above, change the Action to Delete, and enter the path:
Trusted documents comprise another concept in Office to obtain exceptions from security requirements. User can also switch off this feature completely via the Trust Center, which the value 1 then reflects in the registry key DisableTrustedDocuments under Security\\Trusted Documents.
I have found that in MS-Word 2007, when i check the option \"Confirm file format conversion on open\" under the option: Word Options->Advanced->General, there is no registry entry created under the location : HKCU\\Software\\Microsoft\\Office\\12.0\\Word\\Options\\ConvertFileConversion which i can see happening on the 2010 MS-Word version.
My question is where in the registry or the location on the file system if any, we can find the value for \"Convert file format conversion on open\" The purpose of this is to migrate this particular setting from MS-Word 2007->MS-Word 2010. So how do i achieve this task I am basically using xml templates to specify the registry entries to migrate from 2007->2010.
Hi Tony, thanks for ur response :-) Sorry for responding late...Yeah i have monitored the registry entries/changes using registry watcher for the registry changes when we toggle the above settings in the Word application. And i found that it was part of the Data key as said above. The