Online content options

This policy setting controls whether the Office 2007 Help system can download Help content from Microsoft Office Online.

If you enable this policy setting, you can choose one of three options for allowing access to online Help content:

* Never show online content or entry points - The 2007 Office Help system will not connect to Microsoft Office Online to download content.

* Search only offline content whenever available - The Help system will not connect to Microsoft Office Online to download content.

* Search online content whenever available - The Help system will connect to Microsoft Office Online for content when the computer is connected to the Internet. This option enforces the default configuration.

If you disable this policy setting, the Office 2007 Help system will not connect to Microsoft Office Online to download content.

If you do not configure this policy setting, the Office 2007 Help system automatically searches Microsoft Office Online for content when a computer is connected to the Internet. Users can change this default by clearing the Search Microsoft Office Online for Help content when I'm connected to the Internet check box in the Privacy Options section of the Trust Center.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Online content options


  1. Never show online content or entry points
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet
    Value NameUseOnlineContent
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value0
  2. Search only offline content whenever available
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet
    Value NameUseOnlineContent
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value1
  3. Search online content whenever available
    Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
    Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Common\Internet
    Value NameUseOnlineContent
    Value TypeREG_DWORD
    Value2


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