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Plan for spelling checker settings in Office 2010

Office 2010
 

Applies to: Office 2010

Topic Last Modified: 2011-08-05

Depending on your objectives, you can use either Group Policy or the Office Customization Tool (OCT) to manage the behavior of spelling checker in Office 2010. To determine which of these tools to use, you must decide whether or not you want users to be able to change your configurations:

  • Group Policy enables you to set policies, which are configurations that users cannot change.

  • The OCT enables you to set preferences, which are configurations that users can change through the user interface (UI). Preferences are deployed during Office 2010 setup.

The Office 2010 Group Policy and OCT settings are available in the Office 2010 Administrative Template files (ADM, ADMX, ADML) and Office Customization Tool (http://go.microsoft.com/fwlink/p/?LinkID=189316) download package. The download package also contains an Excel 2010 workbook (“Office2010GroupPolicyAndOCTSettings.xls”) that has more information about the settings. It includes registry information that can be useful if you want to configure spelling checker options by using a script.

In this article:

The sections in this article are grouped by application. Each section contains a table that lists the setting names, descriptions, the behavior that occurs when you enable, disable, or do not configure the setting, and the location of the setting in the Group Policy object editor and OCT.

noteNote

The following table lists the settings that apply globally to Office 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

Improve proofing tools

Controls whether the Help Improve Proofing Tools feature sends usage data to Microsoft.

Data is sent to Microsoft if users decide to participate in the Customer Experience Improvement Program (CEIP).

Data is not collected or sent to Microsoft.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Flag Repeated Words

Allows users to flag or ignore repeated words.

Spelling checker flags repeated words.

Spelling checker does not flag repeated words.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling

Ignore words in UPPERCASE

Allows users to ignore words that are written in UPPERCASE.

Spelling checker ignores words that are written in UPPERCASE.

Spelling checker does not ignore words that are written in UPPERCASE.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling

Ignore words with numbers

Allows users to ignore words that contain numbers.

Spelling checker ignores words that contain numbers.

Spelling checker does not ignore words that contain numbers.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling

Ignore Internet and file addresses

Allows users to ignore URLs and file paths.

Spelling checker ignores URLs and file paths.

Spelling checker does not ignore URLs and file paths.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling

Suggest from main dictionary only.

Allows users to select words from the main dictionary only.

Spelling checker lets users select words from the main dictionary only.

Spelling checker lets users select words from other sources.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling\Proofing Data Collection

Microsoft Office 2010\Tools | Options | Spelling

The following table lists the settings that apply to InfoPath 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

Hide spelling errors

Allows users to hide spelling errors (the wavy line under a misspelled word)

Spelling errors (the wavy lines under a misspelled word) are hidden.

Spelling errors are designated by a wavy line that is under the misspelled word.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft InfoPath 2010\InfoPath Options\Spelling & Grammar

Microsoft InfoPath 2010\InfoPath Options\Spelling & Grammar

Disable commands

Allows the administrator to disable UI options.

The administrator can disable the following UI option:

Home tab | Spelling Menu | Set Proofing Language

UI option is enabled.

Same as if it is disabled, except users can change the setting through the UI.

Microsoft InfoPath 2010\Disable Items in User Interface\Predefined

Not available in the OCT.

The following table lists the settings that apply to OneNote 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

OneNote Spelling Options

Determines the following spelling options for users

  • No spell checking

  • Check spelling as you type

  • Hide spelling errors

  • Check spelling but hide errors

One or more options can be enabled.

One or more options can be disabled.

Same as enabling the “Check spelling as you type” option, but users can change this through the UI.

Microsoft OneNote 2010\OneNote Options\Spelling

Microsoft OneNote 2010\OneNote Options\Spelling

The following table lists the settings that apply to Outlook 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

General

Enables or disables the following spelling options for users:

  • Always check spelling before sending

  • Ignore original message text in software

One or more options can be enabled.

One or more options can be disabled.

Both options are enabled, but users can change this through the UI.

Microsoft Outlook 2010\Outlook Options\Spelling

Microsoft Outlook 2010\Outlook Options\Spelling

The following table lists the settings that apply to PowerPoint 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

Use contextual spelling

Enables or disables contextual spelling for users.

Contextual spelling is enabled for users.

Contextual spelling is disabled for users.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change through the UI.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010\PowerPoint Options\Proofing

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010\PowerPoint Options\Proofing

Check spelling as you type

Enables PowerPoint 2010 to check the spelling while the user types.

Check spelling as you type is enabled for users.

Check spelling as you type is disabled for users.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change through the UI.

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010\PowerPoint Options\Proofing

Microsoft PowerPoint 2010\PowerPoint Options\Proofing

The following table lists the settings that apply to Publisher 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

Check spelling as you type

Enables or disables the following options:

  • Check spelling as you type.

  • Hide spelling errors.

  • ''Check spelling as you type'' and ''Hide spelling errors'' are both enabled.

One or more of the options can be enabled.

One or more of the options can be disabled.

Check spelling as you type is enabled, but users can change this through the UI.

Microsoft Publisher 2010\Publisher Options\L_Proofing

Microsoft Publisher 2010\Publisher Options\L_Proofing

The following table lists the settings that apply to Word 2010.

 

Name Description When enabled When disabled When not configured Group Policy object editor location OCT location

Check grammar with spelling

Allows users to configure spelling checker to check the grammar at the same time that they check the spelling.

Spelling checker checks for grammar when it checks spelling.

Spelling checker does not check for grammar when it checks spelling.

Same as if it is enabled, except users can change through the UI.

Microsoft Word 2010\Word Options\Proofing\AutoFormat as you type\Automatically as you type

Microsoft Word 2010\Word Options\Proofing

Delay before starting background spelling checker

Allows the administrator to add a delay, expressed in milliseconds.Milliseconds (e.g. 5000 milliseconds = 5 seconds), before background spelling checker starts.)

The administrator can specify a delay in milliseconds, between 0 – 2147483647.

There is no delay.

There is no delay.

Microsoft Word 2010\Word Options\Proofing\AutoFormat as you type\Automatically as you type

Microsoft Word 2010\Word Options\Proofing

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