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    Default save Word2k3 to .odt

    I am playing with Sun's ODF plugin for office 2003.
    I want to roll this out in the next few weeks so that the entire site saves to OpenDocument format, but still using MSOffice.

    I can change the default on a per user basis by:
    tools > options > save
    but how do I do it per machine either via a reg key or via GPO for all users?

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    Re: Default save Word2k3 to .odt

    Is no-one else doing this at all? - even Microsoft want this ISO standard to Succeed
    and it is rapidly being adopted by governments around the world as well as being a requirement in becta's technical specs for schools.

    Anyway, to set the default to ODF I have set:

    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options]
    
    
    "DefaultFormat"="ODF"
    Which works. I can put this in the login script as-is because I've not found a way to set it default for all users- I tried putting the same key in HKLM and HKU/.DEFAULT with no success (I am no registry guru).
    Setting the ODT value in the office11.adm didn't seem to work either. Clearly I am missing something, any suggestions or should I stick to the HKCU in login script?

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    Re: Default save Word2k3 to .odt

    Quote Originally Posted by CyberNerd
    I tried putting the same key in HKLM and HKU/.DEFAULT with no success (I am no registry guru).
    You would have to do a load hive on the NtUser.dat file in Default User profile then make the edit. This would apply to new created profiles. This approach would probably be best for mandatory profiles.

    For existing users, as you suggest, the log in script might be better:
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    REG ADD HKCU\Software\Microsoft\OfficeHKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\11.0\Word\Options /F /V "Default Format" /D "ODF"
    or the equivalemt in VBS/JS or KiX

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    Re: Default save Word2k3 to .odt

    Thanks NetworkGeezer. I have been able to set this as default by using the office resource kit deployment wizard and adding the registry key to that.

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