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  • Question

  • We have an application that is published on  Citrix server/farm and uses Microsoft Word 2007 for it's word processing function, some of the end users are having user preference issues with Autoformat & Autocorrect. So every time the MS Word is launched,  they manually turn off all auto-correct & auto-format  options (e.g. un-check "check spelling as you type", "use contextual spelling", ......)

    Is there a way to control these options pro grammatically (via start up script or via user registry setting update), so the MS word options are controlled automatically and without user intervention, for each individual  user?

    Thanks in advance

    Jay


    Jay Tabatabai

    • Moved by Cindy Meister MVP Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:52 AM IT/Admin, at request of OP (From:Word for Developers)
    • Moved by Max Meng Wednesday, September 12, 2012 1:24 AM moving to a more a appropriate (From:Office IT Pro General Discussions)
    Monday, September 10, 2012 3:09 PM

Answers

  • Hi,

    I would suggest you control the settings by using Office 2007 administrative templates. Check the following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924617

    The proofing settings (Group Policy) can be found in:

    Microsoft Office Word 2007| Word Options | Proofing

    Sincerely
    Rex Zhang


    Rex Zhang

    TechNet Community Support



    • Edited by Rex Zhang Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by jaytaba Monday, September 17, 2012 2:58 PM
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:57 AM

All replies

  • Hi Jay,

    Thanks for posting in the MSDN Forum.

    According to your description, I think you want following code:

    Application.Selection.NoProofing = true;

    Would you please try it, and let me know your result?

    Have a good day,

    Tom


    Tom Xu [MSFT]
    MSDN Community Support | Feedback to us

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 4:45 AM
  • Hi Jay

    <<Is there a way to control these options pro grammatically (via start up script or via user registry setting update)>>

    Doing something using a script or changing Registry settings usually isn't considered to be "programmatic". It would fall more in the network admin / IT area. The best place to get support for that would be the Technet forums.

    We can move your message there, if you wish?


    Cindy Meister, VSTO/Word MVP, my blog

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 10:35 AM
  • Thanks Tom,

    Jay Tabatabai

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:31 AM
  • Cindy, will appreciate your assistance with moving the thread to the technet forum.

    That will be more in line with our skill set.

    Jay


    Jay Tabatabai

    Tuesday, September 11, 2012 11:34 AM
  • Hi,

    I would suggest you control the settings by using Office 2007 administrative templates. Check the following article:

    http://support.microsoft.com/kb/924617

    The proofing settings (Group Policy) can be found in:

    Microsoft Office Word 2007| Word Options | Proofing

    Sincerely
    Rex Zhang


    Rex Zhang

    TechNet Community Support



    • Edited by Rex Zhang Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:58 AM
    • Marked as answer by jaytaba Monday, September 17, 2012 2:58 PM
    Wednesday, September 12, 2012 2:57 AM
  • Hi,

    Just checking in to see if the information was helpful. Please let us know if you would like further assistance.

    Best Regards, 


    Rex Zhang

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, September 17, 2012 1:00 AM
  • Hi Rex,

    The information you provided was extremely useful, a resource has been dedicated to test and try out the suggested the recommended GP/administrative templates.

    Thanks again for your help and providing the useful tip.

    Regards

    Jay


    Jay Tabatabai

    Monday, September 17, 2012 2:58 PM