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2. The Word Workspace > Quickly Change Your File → Open Path

Quickly Change Your File Open Path

Instead of always using My Documents, this hack shows you how to make Word open to the folder where your documents really are.

Few Word workers keep all their files in the My Documents folder. Much of the time they’re on your desktop or in a different project folder deep on your hard drive. Sometimes they’re not even “your” documents; they may live on a server across the office, or across the country. But when you want to get to one of those files, choosing FileOpen always sends you to the same place: the My Documents folder.

Though you can change this default setting—Word will open to the folder of your choosing—it involves a long trip through ToolsOptionsFile LocationsModify. You must then do some more mouse work as you browse for the folder you want to use. Many users give up and resign themselves to starting each workday with a trip through My Documents, but a short macro provides an easier way.


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