Still celebrating National IT Professionals Day with 3 months of free Premium Membership. Use Code ITDAY17

x
?
Solved

Can Group policy force autocorrect settings in microsoft office for all users?

Posted on 2004-08-23
8
Medium Priority
?
860 Views
Last Modified: 2012-05-05
Need to force all users to have specific autocorrect settings set up for them in regards to trademark symbols. Is there a way to do this other than one by one? Thanks
0
Comment
Question by:biotec
[X]
Welcome to Experts Exchange

Add your voice to the tech community where 5M+ people just like you are talking about what matters.

  • Help others & share knowledge
  • Earn cash & points
  • Learn & ask questions
  • 5
  • 3
8 Comments
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:tanelorn
ID: 11875050
what version of office are you using?
0
 

Author Comment

by:biotec
ID: 11875082
2000 sp3
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:tanelorn
ID: 11875197
just a longshot here,

what are the changes exactly?  are they files, or registry changes, or just flipping some settings??

in the office 2003 resource kit they have provision for this kind of maintenance, something called the "office maintenance wizard". however, its not in the 2000 ORK.

This OMW makes an automated thang that you can push with policy.

 I tried it on a set of office 2000 installation files, and it said that "unexpected results may happen" etc..

Are you using an administrative install point to install office.  if that is the case, you might be able to change your "transforms" file to make the changes for you.. just push it down to the clients..

but,  I'm not sure what you are changing yet..  there might be an easier way..

Tanelorn
0
Complete VMware vSphere® ESX(i) & Hyper-V Backup

Capture your entire system, including the host, with patented disk imaging integrated with VMware VADP / Microsoft VSS and RCT. RTOs is as low as 15 seconds with Acronis Active Restore™. You can enjoy unlimited P2V/V2V migrations from any source (even from a different hypervisor)

 

Author Comment

by:biotec
ID: 11875582
Office is not installed from a central location. I read something about a certain installer portion of Active Dir that allows for group policy to handle Office settings, but I doubt I have that ability at this point. I think I'm stuck doing them one by one.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:tanelorn
ID: 11875598
Biotec,
ok,  what are the changes exactly,  maybe we can script them for you...

Tanelorn
0
 

Author Comment

by:biotec
ID: 11875636
Autocorrect for Outlook, Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. Changing certain terms to add the trademark, or registered trademark symbols automatically.
0
 
LVL 6

Expert Comment

by:tanelorn
ID: 11875827
I did a little looking and found this


http://www.microsoft.com/TechNet/prodtechnol/office/office2000/proddocs/field/05usrset.mspx

you import the office administrative templates from the office 2000 resource kit.


open the link, and search for "autocorrect"  I would create a new gpo, and import the appropriate template.

let me know if you need a step by step...


Tanelorn
0
 
LVL 6

Accepted Solution

by:
tanelorn earned 500 total points
ID: 11875840
Hi
I would use the policy editor that you use for yourAD domain though and not the NT4 version that they say in the article...

T
0

Featured Post

Enterprise Mobility and BYOD For Dummies

Like “For Dummies” books, you can read this in whatever order you choose and learn about mobility and BYOD; and how to put a competitive mobile infrastructure in place. Developed for SMBs and large enterprises alike, you will find helpful use cases, planning, and implementation.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

NTFS file system has been developed by Microsoft that is widely used by Windows NT operating system and its advanced versions. It is the mostly used over FAT file system as it provides superior features like reliability, security, storage, efficienc…
Whoever said that “a picture is worth one thousand words” observed a fact that can dramatically affect your marketing success. Most people tend to learn visually, so many publishers commonly acknowledge the effectiveness of visual learning by using…
This course is ideal for IT System Administrators working with VMware vSphere and its associated products in their company infrastructure. This course teaches you how to install and maintain this virtualization technology to store data, prevent vuln…
In this video, Percona Solutions Engineer Barrett Chambers discusses some of the basic syntax differences between MySQL and MongoDB. To learn more check out our webinar on MongoDB administration for MySQL DBA: https://www.percona.com/resources/we…
Suggested Courses

688 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question