Prevent users from opening PDF files using Word 2013 RRS feed

  • Question

  • want to prevent all users (using group policy) from opening PDF files using Word 2013 ... only the PDF files will be opened using Acrobat reader ... how can I do that? please help.



    Tuesday, April 26, 2016 10:57 PM

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  • Hi,

    Generally, we can set File Block Settings in Group Policy:

    Microsoft Word 2013\Word Options\Security\Trust Center\File Block Settings

    But I tested in my environment and there is no option for PDF file in group policy of Word 2013 (Please check in your Office 2013 Administrative Template files):

    In Word 2013 client side, we can block the PDF file opening as a workaround:

    Click File > Options > Trust Center > File Block Settings, check PDF file and Do not open selected file types.

    Additionally, set the Acrobat reader as the default program on Windows to open .pdf file.


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    Wednesday, April 27, 2016 9:37 AM
  • although the second screenshot can be a good solution, but how do I apply it as a group policy, it can only be done on 1 machine at a time, please advice if you know how do I apply it on all computers on the network.



    Thursday, April 28, 2016 4:59 AM