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Part 4. Managing Word Documents > Getting to Your Favorite Folders

Getting to Your Favorite Folders

Display the Open or Save As dialog box. The Places list is the vertical bar on the left side of the dialog box.

Navigate in the Open or Save As dialog box until you see the folder for which you want to create a shortcut in the main part of the dialog box. Click the folder to select it.

Click the Tools button in the Open or Save As dialog box's toolbar, and click Add to “My Places” in the menu that appears.

The shortcut is added to the Places list. You may need to click the down arrow at the bottom of the list to bring it into view.

INTRODUCTION

If a folder you use frequently is buried deep in the file structure on your hard disk or is on another network computer, it can be time consuming to navigate to it in the Open and Save As dialog boxes. Fortunately, you can avoid this hassle by creating a shortcut to the folder. The shortcut, which appears in the Places list on the left side of the Open and Save As dialog boxes, simply points to the folder. Clicking the shortcut opens the folder just as if you clicked the folder itself. For help displaying the Save As and Open dialog boxes, refer to “Saving a Document” and “Opening a Document” earlier in this part.


To move a shortcut up or down in the Places list, right-click the shortcut and choose Move Up or Move Down.

To remove a shortcut from the Places list, right-click the shortcut and choose Remove. This only removes the shortcut, not the folder to which it pointed.

If you want to shrink the size of the shortcuts in the Places list so you can see more of them without scrolling, right-click any of them and choose Small Icons.

The shortcut icons are now smaller. (To restore them to their original size, right-click any one of them and choose Large Icons.)


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