Word 2013 Configuring online content access

Hi All,

I'm trying to configure Word 2013 to allow access to Insert \ Online Pictures \ Clip Art as an internet resource, yet suppress other internet services such as File \ Account \ Connected Services \ Storage | Other Sites | Office Store.

The only GPO I have found that affects these settings is Microsoft Office 2013/Tools | Options | General | Service Options.../Online Contentshow which edits the reg key 


Configuring the GPO to Allow Office to connect to the Internet enables both Online Pictures, and Account \ Connected Services.  Disabling the GPO turns them both off.

Is it possible to suppress Connected Services while allowing Online pictures?

Any advice appreciated.




Question Info

Last updated December 19, 2017 Views 1,879 Applies to:

Thanks for the response Nayana,

This is now resolved.

Setting the reg key [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\software\policies\microsoft\office\15.0\common\signin] signinoptions to a value of 3 disables 'connected services' in Word | File | Account whilst leaving clipart 'Online Pictures' able to connect to the internet (as well as other internet enabled buttons on the ribbon).

The useonlinecontent key needs to be set to 3 (Allow Office to connect to the internet).

Best regards,


Did this solve your problem?

Sorry this didn't help.

Great! Thanks for marking this as the answer.

How satisfied are you with this reply?

Thanks for your feedback, it helps us improve the site.

How satisfied are you with this response?

Thanks for your feedback.