Support Tel: 03300 602102 option 1

Customer Portal

Individual paper/PDF forms and OyezForms Mini-Pack Licences can no longer be purchased via the Oyez Store or the support team (tel above). For alternative forms software options, please click here. OyezForms software customers are unaffected.

If you haven’t already, register for the Customer Portal: unlock a wealth of useful information and submit cases in an easier, more efficient way! Find out more here.

Register for the Customer Portal

Controlling OyezForms via the Registry

Various registry settings can be centrally administered to control the behaviour of OyezForms. This is useful if rolling-out large number of users of OyezForms. Help is available.

User paths

See also: User rights required to run OyezForms

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\User
String value: StoredFilePath Contains the default path that OyezForms will display when a user saves a document.
This can be shared.
Defaults to: <documents>\my oyez documents\
String value: Path Contains the path for program resources (pinboard, spell-check exceptions etc,).
Defaults to: <documents>\my oyez documents\

Practice Details

See also: Configuring practice details

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\User
String value:PersonalLicenseeMDB If present, OyezForms will create a licensee.mdb at this location and refer to it independently of the core \library\master\ file.
This predates the facility for multiple department/site details in the core licensee.mdb in 10.00f+
String value:SiteID Version 10.00f+
Contains the numeric filter that determines which set of practice details prefill forms when created. Corresponds to the 'siteID' column in the 'site' table of the <app folder>\library\licensee.mdb database
Absent by default.

Print settings

See also Printing in OyezForms

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\Print
String value: PreferredPrinter Sets the printer name OyezForms will target by default, independently of the OS default printer.
A value of (Default) causes the OS default printer to be targeted. (Default program behaviour)
String value: Squeeze Sets the default print size (percentage) outputted from OyezForms.
Must be numeric, range 10-100

PDF production roll-out

See also 'Configuring OyezForms' PDF engine'.

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\Export
String value: DefaultNovaPrinterName \\<server name>\OyezForms PDF  (case-specific, include space)
If present, this is the uniform naming convention path of the shared NovaPDF printer driver. (optional)
String value: AltPrinterEnabled 0: Export to PDF is disabled
1: uses the OyezForms-supplied NovaPDF engine
2: uses the printer driver specified in AltPrinterName, below
String value: AltPrinterName uniform naming convention path of the PDF printer used by FILE>EXPORT.
e.g. 'Cute PDF Writer' or '\\<server name>\Cute PDF Writer'
If value is 'OyezForms PDF', OyezForms will use locally installed NovaPDF printer driver

Triggering Word templates

See also: Word templates technical discussion

If you have subscribed to Word templates, you can control the commands used to trigger files from the library.

Key: HKLM\SOFTWARE\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\WordTemplate
String value: UseCommands 2 = use file associations, 1 = use specified commands, 0 = use both
String value: LaunchCommand Command to launch Word with a template (File>New equivalent)
String value: LaunchFileCommand Command to launch Word with a file (File>Open equivalent)

Document management systems

See also:

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\ODMA
String value: Disable 1 : OyezForms will ignore the presence of odma32.dll on the system.
0, absent: OyezForms will attempt an ODMA link-up if odma32.dll detected
String value: NoEscapeInDDEExecute 1: OyezForms will not treat \ characters as escape in DDE commands (req. for WorkSite, FileSite)
0, absent: OyezForms will treat \ as an escape character in DDE calls.
String value:OneCompliance 1 : OyezForms will comply with ODMA 1.0 standard
0, absent: OyezForms will comply with ODMA 2.0
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\OyezLegalForms.Application\ODMA32 (folder not present by default)
String value: DefaultDMS This value should contain the ODMA tag of your DMS system for OyezForms to call (e.g. Worksite: MHODMA)

WAN / network performance optimisation registry settings

See also WAN / network optimisation

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\FormCache
String value: CacheEnabled 1 : OyezForms will cache form templates on first use
0, absent: OyezForms will not cache
String value: Folder Sets the folder OyezForms will store cached items in.
Must be a local path.
Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\User
String value: LibraryPath Diverts the path OyezForms will use for the master library location.
Should be used in conjunction with local PC installs, and template caching.
String value: OyezDatabasePath Diverts the path OyezForms will use for the master library location.
Should be used in conjunction with local PC installs, and template caching.
Example of values for master library path diversion
String value: LibraryPath p:\oyezforms_library\ (trailing backslash is important)
String value: OyezDatabasePath p:\oyezforms_library\master\ (trailing backslash is important)

Auto-Saving Forms

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\options
String value: EnableAutoBackup 1, absent : enabled. (Does not work on XP)
0: diabled.
String value: AutoBackupFolder path to backup folder: eg C:\Users\Administrator\Documents\My Oyez Documents\autobackup\
String value: AutoBackupMinutes The number of minutes per auto-backup: e.g. 10
String value: AutoRetainHours The number of hours backups are kept for : e.g. 2

Auto-Text on Forms

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\Autotext
String value: Enable 1 : enables auto-creation of form save path (either file system, or DMS Id) on forms.This appears at foot of page.
0, absent: OyezForms will not auto-create save path.

Type library warning

  • Note: install files for OyezForms v10.00b+ resolve all issues relating to registering COM components

OyezForms can be automated by external code via its typelibrary. If this has failed to register, the software will warn users on start-up. Under UAC, registering the type library requires manual intervention on each PC. If OyezForms is not to be automated, it may be desirable to simply suppress the warning.

Key: HKCU\Software\Oyez\Oyez Legal Forms\typelibrary
String value: suppresswarning 1 : OyezForms will not warn the user is its automation type library has failed to register
0, absent: OyezForms will warn user