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List of Word 97's Registry Settings

Assistant Settings

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\Assistant\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

AsstAssistWithWizards

These options are set by right clicking the Office Assistant and choosing Options. The Assistant window location is also stored here.

DWord

AsstAssistWithHelp

DWord

AsstAssistWithHelp

DWord

AsstAssistWithAlerts

DWord

AsstFeatureTips

DWord

AsstGuessHelp

DWord

AsstKeyboardShortcutTips

DWord

AsstLeft

DWord

AsstMouseTips

DWord

AsstMoveWhenInTheWay

DWord

AsstOfficeWizards

DWord

AsstOnlyHighPriorityTips

DWord

AsstSearchInProgram

DWord

AsstShowTipOfDay

DWord

AsstSounds

DWord

AsstState

DWord

AsstTop

DWord

AsstWizardTime

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AsstFile

String

AutoCorrect Path

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\AutoCorrect\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Path

Path to AutoCorrect file

String

Local Template Paths

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\ Common\FileNew\LocalTemplates

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Default

These options are set by Tools Options File Locations and choosing User Templates

String

Workgroup Template Paths

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\FileNew\SharedTemplates

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Default

These options are set by Tools Options File Locations and choosing User Templates

String

Sounds

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\General\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Sound

These options are set by Tools Options General and choosing Provide Feedback With Sound

DWord

Toolbars

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\ Common\Common\Toolbars\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Animation

These options are set with View Toolbars Customise Options.

DWord

BtnSize

DWord

ShowKbdShortcuts

DWord

Tooltips

DWord

User Information

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Common\UserInfo\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

UserAddress

These options are set by Tools Options User Information

Binary

UserInitials

Binary

UserName

Binary

Binary Data

 HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Data\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Settings

Information on window size, recently opened files, and toolbar position.

Binary 

Toolbars

Binary

Default Save Format

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\Word\Default Save\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

Default Format

Tools Options Save then Save Word Files As

String

Options

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Office\8.0\Word\Options\

Setting

Description

Type of Value

ASKFORPRINTERPICTURE

Controls how Microsoft Excel DDE results display:
0 Color
1 Black and white

String 

AutoGrammar

Tools Options Spelling & Grammer

String

AUTOSAVE-PATH

Tools Options File Locations

String

AutoSpell

Tools Options Spelling & Grammer

String

BackgroundPrint

Tools Options Print

String

BackgroundSave

Tools Options Save

String

BAK-ETENSION

The default extension added to Word backup document filenames

String

BitmapMemory

Sets the maximum size of bitmap caching used for graphics. Increase for better graphics performance. Decrease to 0 if you don't have much memory and rarely use bitmaps (you can still use bitmaps if this is 0). Default cache size is 1024K.

String

CACHESIZE

Sets the maximum size of caching used for Word documents. Increase for better performance. Minimum cache size is 64K, which is also the default.

String

DOC-ETENSION

The default extension added to Word document filenames

String

DontUseUNC

Ignored in Word 97

String

DOT-ETENSION

The default extension added to Word template filenames

String

DraftFont

Unknown (this isn't the Tools Options View (Normal), Draft Font setting

String

EnableMacroVirusProtection

Tools Options General

String (0/1)

InsertFloating

SR-1 only, sets the default for inserting pictures.

DWord (0/1)

LiveScrolling

Specifies that when the scrollbar is dragged that the page should scroll with the scrollbar. Default is not to scroll.
0 Update page after scrolling
1 Update page while scrolling

String (0/1)

MessageBeeps

Turns on the beep for message boxes. The default is Yes.

String (Yes/No)

NetworkButtons

 

 

NoEditTime

 

"0"

NoFontMRUList

 

 

PlainTEtAutoFormat

 

"1"

QuickPreview

 

""

SlowShading

 

 

STARTUP-PATH

 

"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\STARTUP"

StartWhatIsNew

 

"1"

WPHelp

 

"0"

WPHelp

 

"0"