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Using Group Policy to set default file save options

Office 2007

Applies To: Office Resource Kit

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-06-02

You can use Group Policy to change the default file save options for Microsoft Office Word 2007, Microsoft Office Excel 2007, and Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007. The administrative templates are available at 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/?LinkId=144523) (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink?linkid=75729). After you download the templates, add them to the Group Policy Management Console.

To change default file save options
  1. In the left pane of the Group Policy Management Console, double-click User Configuration and double-click Administrative Templates (Classic Administrative Templates (ADM) in Windows Vista).

  2. To change default file save options in Office Excel 2007:

    1. Double-click Microsoft Office Excel 2007, double-click Excel Options, and click Save.

    2. In the right pane, right-click Save Excel files as, and select Properties.

    3. In Save files in this format, select Enabled.

    4. In the drop-down box, select a default file save format.

    5. Click Apply to save the settings.

  3. To change default file save options in Office PowerPoint 2007:

    1. Double-click Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007, double-click PowerPoint Options, and click Save.

    2. In the right pane, right-click Save files in this format, and select Properties.

    3. In Save files in this format, select Enabled.

    4. In the drop-down box, select a default file save format.

    5. Click Apply to save the settings.

  4. To change default file save options in Office Word 2007:

    1. Double-click Microsoft Office Word 2007, double-click Word Options, and click Save.

    2. In the right pane, right-click Save files in this format, and select Properties.

    3. In Save files in this format, select Enabled.

    4. In the drop-down box, select a default file save format.

    5. Click Apply to save the settings.

The following table shows the values that are available for the Save files in this format setting.

 

ADM file Possible values

Excel12.adm

Office Excel 2007 workbook (.xlsx)

Office Excel 2007 macro-enabled workbook (.xlsm)

Office Excel 2007 binary workbook (.xlsb)

Web page (.htm, .html)

Excel 97-2003 workbook (.xls)

Excel 5.0/95 workbook (.xls)

Ppt12.adm

Office PowerPoint 2007 presentation (.pptx)

Office PowerPoint 2007 macro-enabled presentation (.pptm)

PowerPoint 97-2003 presentation (.ppt)

Word12.adm

Office Word 2007 document (.docx)

Office Word 2007 macro-enabled document (.docm)

Office Word 2007 macro-free template (.dotx)

Office Word 2007 macro-enabled template (.dotm)

Single file Web page (.mht)

Web page (.htm, .html)

Filtered Web page (.htm, .html)

Rich text format (.rtf)

Plain text (.txt)

Word 97-2003 document (.doc)

Word 97-2003 template (.dot)

Flat XML document (.xml)

Word 6.0/95 document (.doc)

Word 6.0/95 Chinese (simplified) document (.doc)

Word 6.0/95 Chinese (traditional) document (.doc)

Word 6.0/95 Japanese document (.doc)

Word 6.0/95 Korean document (.doc)

Word 97-2002 and Word 6.0/95 rich text format (RTF) (.doc)

Word 5.1 for Macintosh (.mcw)

Word 5.0 for Macintosh (.mcw)

Word 2.x for Windows (.doc)

Works 4.0 for Windows (.wps)

WordPerfect 5.x for Windows (.doc)

WordPerfect 5.1 for DOS (.doc)

This topic is included in the following downloadable book for easier reading and printing:

See the full list of available books at Downloadable books for Office SharePoint Server 2007.

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