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    Word 2010 Exam login - remove right-click context menu

    Hi,

    We're looking to upgrade our Office version in our school from 2003 to 2010.

    As part of that I need to recreate the account we use for exams / controlled assessments that restricts use of Spellcheck, Thesaurus, translations etc within Word.

    The task is almost complete (ribbon options locked, keyboard shortcuts removed etc) using mainly group policy with the odd thing locked with a mandatory profile. However, there is one problem that persists that I have yet not been able to solve - the right-click context menu within Word.

    Ideally I'd like to remove just the "Look up", "Synonyms" and "Translate" options, but as a fallback we can lose the entire context menu if needed (or indeed possible).

    I though the solution may lie in the disabling the contextMenu control ID's in the word 2010 Admin Template in Group Policy, but I can't seem to track down the ID's for these functions.

    Anyone managed to resolve this problem by any means?

    Cheers,

    LSD

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    All,

    Just in case anyone else is looking for the answer to this I got a reply on the MS Technet forum with the answer...

    You can use following registry key to disable "Look Up", "Synonyms" and "Translate" option and its sub-menu items, from right-click context menu.

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Policies\Microsoft\offi ce\14.0\Word\DisabledCmdBarItemsList]
    "TCID"="20392"
    "TCID1"="30475"
    "TCID2"="7021"
    "TCID3"="16631"
    "TCID4"="18355"

    Make sure this registry key is applied to all concerned users (via log-on script or other means) since this a HKCU registry key. You can restrict access to registry editor to prevent users from changing these settings.

    I didn't have any of the Key values below "Office", but if you manually create the keys and then add the String values listed all works perfectly.

    Here's the technet forum link if anyone wants to take a nose there... Word 2010 - remove right-click context menu

    Cheers,

    LSDWho

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    Just a further update - have just tried adding the 5 ID numbers in the Word 2010 ADM Template within Group Policy and the result is the same. Just saves having to do a reg hack to the user.

    Once you've installed the Office 2010 ADM templates go to:

    User Configuation / Administrative Templates / Microsoft Word 2010 / Word Options / Disable Items In User Interface / Custom / Disable Commands

    Enable this, "Show" the IDs and add 16631, 18355, 20392, 30475 & 7021

    Hope this helps - different method to the same outcome.

    LSD

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    @LSDWho That is awesome. I'd got as far as doing the toolbar menus, but couldn't work out how to adjust the context menu. Unfortunately, we're still not quite there as users can still Alt+Click on a word to open the Research Pane, even though that is disabled (Policy ID 7373 and 7387). Did you find a way around that one, too?

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    Hi Enjay,

    As it was a while ago I can't exactly remember what each of the disabled ID's that I entered into the policy do. In the hopes that it helps below is a full list of all the IDs I disabled. And below that all the disabled Shortcut Keys with modifiers.

    Disable commands
    11323
    11455
    11546
    11562
    11564
    11910
    11911
    11912
    11914
    12316
    12843
    13800
    13808
    15283
    15551
    15552
    15780
    16166
    16331
    1715
    1716
    17948
    17949
    17950
    18355
    18732
    19243
    2
    20392
    2041
    20574
    20904
    20905
    21186
    21439
    22095
    22144
    22145
    2349
    2350
    2566
    2788
    30475
    3217
    3754
    6137
    6231
    6232
    6233
    6237
    6238
    6239
    6241
    6242
    6244
    6245
    6968
    7021
    7343
    7685
    790
    9056
    9317
    9318
    9319
    9321
    943

    Disable shortcut keys
    118
    118,0
    118,16
    118,4
    118,8
    69,8,4

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    Quote Originally Posted by LSDWho View Post

    As part of that I need to recreate the account we use for exams / controlled assessments that restricts use of Spellcheck, Thesaurus, translations etc within Word.

    LSD
    Hi LSD

    Could i just ask how are you restricting the use of spellcheck etc?

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    Hi,

    Here's the complete group policy settings used for our exam login that as far as I can tell restricts use of pretty much anything you wouldn't want access to in an exam:

    http://web.alleyns.org.uk/upload/Exa...Office2010.htm

    Cheers,

    Lee

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    That's a great resource thanks muchly

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    @LSDWho - that is truly awesome, I've copied your settings and they work! I've read so many threads on this, and even contacted Microsoft themselves, without finding a solution. Thank you, thank you, thank you, [repeat until fade] :-)

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    A pleasure. Took a load of scrabbling about to get all the info together into something that works. Glad is was of use!

    Cheers,

    Lee

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    The funniest / most annoying thing about this is that I even asked Microsoft, both via TechNet and also a contact I have who is quite senior within MS, and they were unable to offer a full solution! EduGeek FTW.

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