Turn on an external converter as the default for a file extension policy for Microsoft Office Word

This policy setting allows you to enable an external file format converter as the default for a particular file extension on a computer. To set this policy you need to specify the file extension (e.g. "odt") and the external file format converter via the converter's classname (e.g. "TestConverter").

If you enable this policy setting for a particular file extension, the file format converter specified for that extension is used as the default converter for loading the files.

If you do not configure this policy setting for a particular file extension, Microsoft Office Word processes files with that extension in an application defined manner.

Note: This policy can only be specified once per file extension.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
List of external file format converters to customize

Registry HiveHKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\Text Converters\Defaults
Value Name{number}
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value

word12.admx

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