How do I disable all 'proofreading' features in Microsoft Word 2007 for all users on a local machine?
I think the easiest way to
is not to install any of the related components in the first place. You can always remove components from an Office installation. Any my guess is that there are several related to spell checking (such as dictionaries and thesauri) that you can just disable.
I just can't prove it right now as I'm not on a Windows machine. Maybe just give it a try.
Download 2007 Office system (SP2) Administrative Template files: http://www.microsoft.com/downloads/en/details.aspx?FamilyID=73d955c0-da87-4bc2-bbf6-260e700519a8#SystemRequirements
Now you should see a small window inside of MMC called "Console Root" and a folder that also says Console Root. Expand this folder and navigate to Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates. Go to the Actions menu at the top and click Actions>Add/Remove Templates. Find the ADM folder that you downloaded from Microsoft and add word12.adm (ADM/en-us/word12.adm).
Go to Local Computer Policy\User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Microsoft Office Word 2007\Disable Items in User Interface\Custom Select Disable Commands and double click, then check the enabled radio box. Click Show and then add the following numbers:
Then go to the Disable shortcut keys and add: