Hide all Office-provided templates on the Office Start screen and in File | New

This policy setting controls whether Office-provided templates (from Office.com and shipped with the Office clients) are hidden on the Office Start screen and in File | New.

If you enable this policy setting, users will not see any Office provided templates on the Office Start screen nor in File | New.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, users will see Office provided templates on the Office Start screen nor in File | New.

Note - enabling this policy setting does not prevent users from downloading templates from Office.com using their Web browsers and does not prevent users from using Office-provided templates installed on their hard drive using Windows Explorer to launch those templates.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\common\general
Value Namedisableofficetemplates
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0

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