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    Disable spellchecker/dictionary

    I've been asked to set up a laptop for exam time with stuff proofing/spellechecker and all that removed. I try disabling it (Programs > Office > Change> Add or remove features > Office Shared features > Proofing tools) but after doing that it's still there in Word and everything.

    Any pointers or is this just a royal pain the backside that nobody can figure out? Or am I just being a complete idiot?

    Thanks!

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    you can install office adm files into group policy, you may be able to disable it for users in there.

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    If it's just word processing you need, remove Office and just use Wordpad.

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    We have a couple of laptops set for exams that have the requirement of no spell checker or grammar. We've installed Word 2003 on these as its simple as removing a few .dll's which disable that stuff. Or, just use Word pad.

    Pete

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    Until last Summer we were using laptops where Office was not installed. We have since started to experiment with domain based desktop/laptops. Before the exam begins the invigilator/Network Support logs on domain based exam specific users. These users have no access to The Internet and cannot use Office applications [Group Policy] Their Desktop/Start Menu has shortcuts to Notepad and Wordpad. The users can save their script to the home folder of the exam user on the network or print during the exam.

    Our Exams Office/Learning Support seem happy with this solution and prefer it to "messing around" with memory stick and laptops [their words not mine]

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