How do you make modifications to the new submenu that comes up when you right click within a folder?

by on November 23, 2010

Q: I would like to edit the “New” submenu that comes up when I right click within a folder. I know that to do that, I need to edit the registry with a ShellNew entry. I’m trying to add an option to open a New Word 2010 document but do not know the correct subfolder to add to the .docx menu. I know for Word 2007 the folder is “Word.Document.12”. What it is for 2010? I’ve tried “Word.Document.14” but it doesn’t work.
Example:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.docx….?]

Right now the folder has:

.docx\\Word.Document.12\\ShellNew

That creates a new 2007 word document. What do I need in the .docx…. space to add a new Word 2010 document?


2 Responses to “How do you make modifications to the new submenu that comes up when you right click within a folder?”
  1.  

    When creating a new document from the “new menu” it should be created as a .docx file which is the file format office 2010 uses as well.

    Therefore there should not be a registry key for word.document.14 as file format has not changed.

    If you are sure it is saving by a different file format try checking the settings in Office 2010
    1. Open word
    2. Go to File>Options>Save
    3. In there it will give you the default option to save file in. Should be set to *.docx
    Any other option will not be a 2010 file format.

     
  2.  

    It is saving it in the .docx format, but the problem is that if I open the right click menu, the option is to start a new Word 2007 document which is also in the .docx file. If I say yes and open it, it uses Word 2010 to open up the compability mode for word 2007 documents. Instead of going to compatibility mode I just want it to open a new 2010 document.