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Old 10-13-2004, 18:19   #1
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Word / Excel Question

I want to change the default document location for Word and Excel. The place to do it is in the Tools>Options menu. However, we have several network drives in the office and I'm always opening or saving in a different place. I'd like the default location to be essentially 'My Computer' in lieu of a specific folder on one drive. I have no idea how to do this or if it is even possible.

I figured out how to make Windows Explorer to this, but can't get these applications to comply.

Anyone have any suggestions?

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Old 10-13-2004, 19:05   #2
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For Excel

From the Tools menu, select Options, General tab.
A new Excel file is automatically saved for the first time (if you have not specified a location on the hard disk) in the My Documents folder on the C: drive.
Change the default location as desired.

For Word

Changing the Default Directory
To change the default directory that appears when you click Open on the File menu, use either of the following methods.

Method 1: Manually change the default directory.

1. On the Tools menu, click Options.
2. Select the File Locations tab.
3. Under File types, select Documents, and then click Modify.
4. Change to the location you want.
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Old 10-13-2004, 20:48   #3
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I think the last post missed the important part of your question - I can't think of a way to do it directly off hand, but I guess you could create a folder somewhere on your hard drive that contains shortcuts to your network drives/frequently used folders, and use that folder as your default directory. It could look just like the list in "My Computer," without actually linking to it.
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Old 10-14-2004, 08:35   #4
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Read the question once. Read the question again.

Thanks for the idea kage, it worked great for opening documents. I just wish there was a way for the 'working folder' to be changed to that same folder when the 'save as' function is used. It appears that once you open a file in any folder, that folder becomes the working folder.

Thanks again.

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