Don't know much about Microsoft Word
, but I once did this method to retrieve values from the registry...
private string GetDataValueFromRegistry(string key, string name)
RegistryKey reg = Registry.LocalMachine;
reg = reg.OpenSubKey(key);
... where the key is like a path, e.g. SOFTWARE\Microsoft
etc. Actually, I think you should escape the backslashes.
Hope it helps, Jacob.