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    Hi there,

    I know this may have been answerd before. I have just installed Office 2007 in school. I want to have word(and other office apps) to save as .doc(97-2003 format) as default. I know you can do this by going to the settings and within the application and settings the default but this only seems to work for individual users. Is there a way, a reg fix or script, that could automate this for all users?

    Hope I have made it clear.

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    They may not apply in your environment, so you may have to do a compare of registry before change and then after by exporting it.
    I've tried on a few occasions for various features such as dropping macro security and other things but never got Office 2007 to play ball, and didn't have time to investigate much. 2003 was easier.
    The scripting option may be easiest.

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    Thanks I have tried the scripting way but that seems to have no effect?! Am I doing something wrong. Am I correct in thinking that it is a .VBS script.

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    yes it's a .vbs script.

    I've used the attached to change my Word 2003 settings, it's supposed to work on any, from doc to xml and back again.

    It wouldn't work if Word was already open, so maybe that's your issue.

    Also, the files can be fussy about the location you run them from, i used desktop, and also the permissions you have, but i'm assuming you have admin rights.

    If you get it to work, you should be able to get all users to run, it by sharing it somehow, or maybe even scripting it into their startup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by vikpaw View Post
    yes it's a .vbs script.

    I've used the attached to change my Word 2003 settings, it's supposed to work on any, from doc to xml and back again.

    It wouldn't work if Word was already open, so maybe that's your issue.

    Also, the files can be fussy about the location you run them from, i used desktop, and also the permissions you have, but i'm assuming you have admin rights.

    If you get it to work, you should be able to get all users to run, it by sharing it somehow, or maybe even scripting it into their startup.
    Great that works for word! Is it possible to do the same with Excel and powerpoint?

    If so how?

    Thanks again.

    Itguy22

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    i thought just changing 'word' to 'excel' and 'doc' to 'xls' would work, but the property for excel is different it seems.
    try it on yours in case it works better in 2007.

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    change "word" to "excel"
    and change "doc" to "56" for 2003 format. or "43" for 97 version.

    EDIT: you only need to change the "word" preceding the ".application" but if you replace all "word" then the whole script will make more sense. plus rename the file for future use.

    i got the info from here : http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb241279.aspx
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    You can set this up by using the 2007 adm files. They can be downloaded from the MS website

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    seems a waste of Office 2007 to "lower" it to 2003, as some of the more exotic features won't work (can't be edited) on 2003 .doc format

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    Quote Originally Posted by jamiesev View Post
    You can set this up by using the 2007 adm files. They can be downloaded from the MS website
    there's a link in my earlier post, but i figure scripting is easier in this environment.

    if anyone wants to check out the object model for powerpoint 2007 and find the filesave reference required please help, i have to be off home.

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