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    need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002 SP3)

    Hi all,

    We have a large group of users who need Tools, Options, View, Windows in Taskbar unchecked.

    We would like to do this via a registry key. I've not been able to find such a key.

    Can anyone help or point me in the right direction?

    TIA,

    Jimmy Lee

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    Re: need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002 SP3)

    This setting is, like most Word options, part of the binary Settings entry in HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice10.0WordDa ta, so it's not easy to change this setting in the registry.
    You could do it in a startup macro, or use a system policy to clear the check box.

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    Re: need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002 SP3)

    Hi Hans,

    I unchecked this option. and exported the value from the registry. Running the reg file seems to do it. More testing tomorrow.

    Thank you for the pointer.

    Regards,

    Jimmy

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    Re: need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002 SP3)

    Please keep in mind that the Settings entry contains *lots* of user-level settings in Word - for example the list of recently opened documents. If you run your .reg file on other PCs, you'll be overwriting all those settings with yours. Users may not like that!

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    Re: need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002

    You could circulate a link to this VBScript file, or incorporate it into a login script:

    <code>' Turn Off "Windows in Taskbar"
    Dim appWord
    Set appWord = WScript.CreateObject("Word.Application")
    appWord.Visible = True
    If appWord.Documents.Count = 0 Then
    appWord.Documents.Add
    End If
    appWord.ShowWindowsInTaskbar = False
    appWord.Quit
    Set appWord = Nothing</code>

    Word does flash on the screen, but hopefully it is not too annoying.

    Note that if you expect Word already to be open, the script should be revised to check for that and make the change in the current session of Word rather than opening a second instance of the application.

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    Re: need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002 SP3)

    Yes; this morning's testing revealed this. Back to the drawing board.

    Thanks again.

    Jimmy

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    Re: need a registry key Tools, Options, View (2002

    This is good. I'll share it with the business area people.

    Thank you!

    Jimmy

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