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Word 2010 regkey to switch on Table gridlines

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I need the users to have table gridlines switched on all the time.
If they switch it off the next time they load a document it must be switched back on.
I have tried HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options
DWORD (32)
VisiDrawTableDrs
Value 1

But I want the users to see gridlines option is selected in their table options.
I would like view gridlines to be switched on permanently.
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Question by:GDene
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by:snafumaster
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Have you tried editing the Normal.dotm file?

This is the default template file for word documents.  When this is edited, all options saved within will be the default options each time you open a new document.

Just make a backup of the original file before you edit it so you can easily revert if you are unhappy with the options you've used.

To get to the templates in 2010 Word, click File> Open.  Under Microsoft Word there will be a folder labeled Templates. Click Templates and then double click the Normal.dotm file. This should open the MS Word 2010 template.
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by:GDene
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normal.dotm does not hold command defaults.
It holds styles, autotext etc but not command defaults.  For example overtype mode is disabled in Word 2010 and you need to switch it on and display it on the status bar.  

To roll it out to all the users change the regkey
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\Options]
"InsertForOverType" = dword:0000001
Show it on the status bar
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\14.0\Word\StatusBar]
"Overtype" = dword:0000001
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by:GDene
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•Options that affect the way that the program operates. (The information for this kind of option is generally stored in the Microsoft Windows registry.)
•Options that affect the formatting or the appearance of one or more documents. (The information for this kind of option is stored in templates or documents.)
see this knowledge base
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822005
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Have you considered changing the registry keys' permissions?

This is for an older OS, but should put you on track if you like this option.
http://technet.microsoft.com/en-us/library/cc728310%28v=ws.10%29.aspx
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Thanks for the grade, GDene!
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