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    List of all office settings (Office XP)

    Does anyone know if there is a list available of all settings that can be changed in Microsoft Office? We are getting ready to upgrade from XP to 2003 and would like to document our current environment.

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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    Not precisely what you had in mind, but look at the Office 2003 Resource Kit avaialble here. In particular, there is a Custom Installation Wizard that comes as part of the package. The Wizard has (from memory) 40 wizard steps of configurable settings. HTH
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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    Dear Ms Friday

    I wanted exactly that when changing from Office 97 upwards, and from Internet Explorer 4 upwards. But no dice.

    I eventually put two windows next to each other on the desktop and used a text editor in one to make a flat file, indented by a couple of spaces each time I went to a new window/tab/option and so on, in the other.

    I was practically suicidal when I'd finished...

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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    The Word Options Utility is a free utility that gathers all of the optional settings within Word 2000 or 2002. It produces a Word document (about 15-20 pages) with tables detailing all your optional settings, what they do, their current state and where all the file paths are located

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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    Microsoft and other companies offer professional (enterprise-level) and personal migration tools that handle, among many other things, Office settings. Whether these store the settings in a human-readable format, I'm not sure, but you could get evaluation versions and try them out. (This board has some threads on migration tools from the past few years.)

    Added: One common "free" way people document their current settings is to turn on the macro recorder and then visit every possible dialog that might have user-configurable settings and hope that the VBA code reflects it all. Even if it doesn't get all of it, it's interesting just to see the results. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>

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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    there's no 'there is a Custom Installation Wizard' at your link

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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    It is available from that page, for a direct link see Custom Installation Wizard

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    Re: List of all office settings (Office XP)

    thanks Tony

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