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    Disabling Spell Check via GPO

    Hi all,

    We've got controlled assessments coming up and for some subjects that means disabling the proofing tools (both spell check and grammar check). Does anybody know how to do this using the Office 2007 Administrative Templates and Group Policy?

    I've looked for the obvious disable proofing tools but that hasn't yielded anything helpful...any suggestions?

    Thanks in advance guys,

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    https://www.jiscmail.ac.uk/cgi-bin/w...-UK&F=&S=&P=56

    Gives a couple of methods - the first just sets file permissions to block access to the relevant DLLs (could be done with a GPO). The second is more complex and uses GPOs to disable the controls.

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    i apply this policy to users i need to kill spell check on just using the office/word 2007 adm (cant remember which)


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    On the ones requiring spell and grammar check removal we just gave them Wordpad. We haven't come across any subjects that need more than that yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alan-d View Post
    On the ones requiring spell and grammar check removal we just gave them Wordpad. We haven't come across any subjects that need more than that yet.
    As quoted, we give students laptops with only Wordpad available.
    Simon

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    I should elaborate and say that we set up specific profiles that the students use and all work is saved onto a USB drive. That way we are not uninstalling and reinstalling software and the accounts can be used anywhere in the school. The teaching staff tell us what is to be made available and when. We enable the relavant account and give the teachers the login and password. As soon as the session is finished we disable the account.

    Just realised - going off topic slightly - sorry

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    For those who were using Wordpad like us, the latest exam board specifications for Word Processors has scuppered that. You need to create scripts using 12pt (ok) and in double line spacing (not ok). So we're now going with Word 2010 and I'm back to investigating ways of fully disabling the spell checker. Not easy.

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    Hi MartinT, did you get manage to achieve this? We need to do the same

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    Enforce double line spacing in RTF files

    Quote Originally Posted by MartinT View Post
    For those who were using Wordpad like us, the latest exam board specifications for Word Processors has scuppered that. You need to create scripts using 12pt (ok) and in double line spacing (not ok). So we're now going with Word 2010 and I'm back to investigating ways of fully disabling the spell checker. Not easy.
    RTF files are just standard text files (not binary files) and it's very easy to automatically insert the 'double spaced' command into the file. Open it with notepad for example, and you will see a \pard command near the beginning of the text file. Just add something like \sl580 after this. Here's an example:
    Code:
    {\rtf1\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang2057\deflangfe2057{\fonttbl{\f0\fswiss\fprq2\fcharset0 Arial;}}
    {\*\generator Msftedit 5.41.21.2509;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\nowidctlpar\sl580\f0\fs20 Now is the time for all good men to come to the aid of their country.  The quick brown fox jumped over the lazy dogs.\par
    }
    You could also pre-create an empty document with the right font and line spacing (ie, a template) and it will stay in the document when saved.

    You could also use a linux utility like sed to do this for you automatically. Not sure though if you may legally change the document (eg, enforce font & spacing) after the student hands it in. Seems innocuous to me, but YMMV.

    Adjust the '580' to your taste. I didn't look it up but it is probably a point fraction or something like that. You could create your template in Word, open it in WordPad and resave it and see what \sl value you require.

    Hope this helps :-)

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