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Configure block file format settings in the 2007 Office system

Office 2007

Updated: February 12, 2009

Applies To: Office Resource Kit

 

Topic Last Modified: 2009-05-11

You can configure block file format settings by using the Office Customization Tool (OCT) or the Group Policy Object Editor.

Before you begin configuring settings, be sure you meet the planning requirements, administrative requirements, and tool requirements that are described in this section.

Use the following procedure to configure block file format settings by using the OCT.

Configure block file format settings by using the OCT
  1. In the left pane of the OCT, under Features, click Modify user settings.

  2. In the tree view of the OCT, navigate to one of the following locations:

    Microsoft Office Excel 2007/Block file formats/Open

    Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007/Block file formats/Open

    Microsoft Office Word 2007/Block file formats/Open

  3. In the details pane, double-click the block file format setting that you want to configure.

  4. To enforce the block open setting, click Enabled.

  5. To disable the block open setting, click Disabled.

  6. Click OK to save your settings.

You can deploy block file format settings by using the Setup program or by using the Windows Installer program. For more information, see Run Setup for the 2007 Office system on users' computers and Change users' configurations after installing the 2007 Office system.

Use the following procedures to configure block file format settings by using Group Policy.

Configure block file format settings by using the Group Policy Object Editor
  1. In the Group Policy Object Editor tree, navigate to one of the following:

    User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office Excel 2007/Block file formats

    User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007/Block file formats

    User Configuration/Administrative Templates/Microsoft Office Word 2007/Block file formats

  2. In the details pane, double-click Open to configure block open settings, or double-click Save to configure block save settings.

  3. In the details pane, double-click the setting that you want to configure.

  4. To enforce the block file format setting, click Enabled.

  5. To disable the block file format setting, click Disabled.

  6. Click OK to save your settings.

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

See the full list of available books at Downloadable content for the 2007 Office Resource Kit .

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