Text Documents (Writer)
HTML Documents (Writer Web)
Spreadsheets (Calc)
Presentations (Impress)
Drawings (Draw)
Database Functionality (Base)
Formulae (Math)
Charts and Diagrams
Macros and Scripting
Office Installation
Common Help Topics
OneOffice Logo

Expert Configuration

To access this command...

Choose Tools - Options - Office - Advanced - Open Expert Configuration.

Opens the Expert Configuration dialogue box for advanced settings and configuration of Office. The Expert Configuration dialogue box allows user to access hundreds of Office configuration preferences, and most of them are not available in the user interface or in the options dialogue boxes.

The Expert Configuration dialogue box lets you access, edit and save configuration preferences that can harm your Office user profile. It can turn the user profile of Office unstable, inconsistent or even unusable. Proceed only if you know what you are doing.

The expert configuration does not modify the Office system installation in your computer.

Text search entry area

Type the preference you want to display in the text area. Then click the Search button.

Search button

Click to search your preference text in the Preferences tree.

Preferences tree

List the preferences organised hierarchically in a tree layout. To open the branches, double click in the (+) sign. Once the preference is visible in the tree, you can edit it.

Preference Name

The name of the preference.


Shows the name of the property of the preference.


Defines the type of the property. Valid types are:

  • string: Alphanumeric values;
  • long: integer numbers;
  • boolean: true or false values;
  • void: properties of type of void cannot be modified.


Current value of the property.


Opens a dialogue box to edit the preference.

Double-click in the preference row to edit current string and long values or toggle boolean types.


Undo changes done so far in this dialogue box.