Block saving of Outlines

This policy setting controls whether users can save PowerPoint 2007 presentations as outlines in non-PowerPoint formats.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not be able to save PowerPoint 2007 presentations as outline files with the listed extensions.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, PowerPoint 2007 users can save presentations as outlines that can be opened in other applications. PowerPoint can save outline files with the following extensions:

- .rtf

- .txt

- .doc

- .wpd

- .docx

- .docm

- .wps

Note - See Plan block file format settings in the 2007 Office system ( in the 2007 Office Resource Kit for more information about using Group Policy to manage and enforce file format requirements. Also, see the ''File Block Technology'' section in Chapter 4 of the 2007 Microsoft Office Security Guide for information about the Microsoft Office Isolated Conversion Environment (MOICE), which provides another method.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry PathSoftware\Policies\Microsoft\Office\12.0\PowerPoint\Security\FileSaveBlock
Value NameOutlines
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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