Disable commands

This policy setting allows you to disable some specific commands in Microsoft Word. Commands are buttons, menus, or other items that can be added to the Quick Access Toolbar or to the Ribbon under File tab | Options | Quick Access Toolbar or via File | Options | Customize Ribbon, respectively.

If you enable this policy setting then you can specify what commands in the user interface for Word are disabled.

If you disable or do not configure this policy setting, the commands in the predefined list are all enabled in Word.

Supported on: At least Windows 7
Disable Policy:
Registry HiveRegistry PathValue NameValue TypeValue
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxesweboptionsREG_DWORD
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxesgeneraloptionsREG_DWORD
HKEY_CURRENT_USERsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxesfileopensearchthewebREG_DWORD

File tab | Options | Customize Ribbon | All Commands | Web Page Preview
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Namefilewebpagepreview
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value0
True Value3655
False Value0
File tab | Share | Send Using E-mail
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Namesendtomailrecipient
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value0
True Value2188
False Value0
Insert tab | Links | Hyperlink
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Name
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
True Value
False Value
Review tab | Language | Language
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Name
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
True Value
False Value
Developer tab | Code | Macros
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Name
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
True Value
False Value
Developer tab | Code | Macro Security
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Nametoolsmacrosecurity
Value TypeREG_SZ
Default Value0
True Value3627
False Value0
Developer tab | Code | Visual Basic
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Name
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
True Value
False Value
File tab | Options | Customize Ribbon | All Commands | Address
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Name
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
True Value
False Value
Slide Show tab | Start Slide Show | Broadcast Slide Show
Registry HiveHKEY_CURRENT_USER
Registry Pathsoftware\policies\microsoft\office\16.0\word\disabledcmdbaritemscheckboxes
Value Name
Value TypeREG_DWORD
Default Value
True Value
False Value

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