General Option To set from Code or Registry level RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    Is there any Registry level setting available to update General option ? find attached snap for reference , i wanted to set registry setting for Highlighted option.

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:14 PM

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  • Using VBA code:

        Options.AllowReadingMode = True


        Options.AllowReadingMode = False

    This option is probably stored in the binary Settings registry entry, so it is not easy to change it in the Registry.

    Regards, Hans Vogelaar (

    Tuesday, May 29, 2018 12:50 PM
  • Hello,

    You may find the Process Monitor utility helpful. It allows to track windows registry changes, so you will be able to find where exactly Word stores/saves these settings.

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    Wednesday, May 30, 2018 12:14 AM
  • Hello Viral84,

    What's the state of the thread? In my test, Hans solution do works for me. Does it work for you?

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    Friday, June 1, 2018 7:43 AM