Completely disable the Smart Documents feature in Word and Excel

This policy setting allows you to configure the ability to run smart documents in Word or Excel. However, since XML expansion packs can include many types of solutions in addition to smart document solutions, this policy setting cannot be used to disable the ability to run XML expansion packs.

If you enable this policy setting, smart document solutions will not run. To fully manage the Smart Documents feature, this policy and the "Disable Smart Document's use of manifests" policy should both be configured.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, smart document solutions will run.

Supported on: At least Windows 7

Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\common\smart tag
Value Namedisablesmartdocuments
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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