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File Open The Registry The default tabs (General, Letters & Faxes, etc.) are coded in the Registry and cannot be changed. The tabs displayed depend upon the templates installed with Word, which reside in C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Templates\1033 . The User Templates directory The default directory for user templates is C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Tem plates, although this can be changed using Tools Options File Locations User Tem- plates Modify. Any templates stored in this location appear on the General tab along with the standard blank templates. Any folder (or shortcut to a folder) created in this directory that includes at least one template will become a tab in the New dialog box. The Workgroup Templates directory This directory works the same as the user templates directory, but is meant for storing templates accessible by multiple users. There is no default directory, but a directory can be specified (even one on the network) using Tools Options File Locations Work- group Templates Modify. Any templates stored in this directory will be available in the General tab on the New dialog. With more than one user accessing the template at a given time, no changes to the template can be made. You'll notice the \1033 subdirectory a lot when working in Word. In fact, it's a subdirectory in most directories (and reg- istry entries) related to Office 2000 because the software handles languages a bit differently than previous versions. The primary program files are now consistent, regardless of the language version of Office used since the same product is shipped all over the world. Language-specific files (such as templates) are inclu- ded in subdirectories for each language (1033 is English). File It's possible to quickly add templates to any tabs (custom or standard) in the New dialog. Just drag a template file from any open window on the Windows desktop (or in Windows Explorer) to the file list on the appropriate tab. The New dialog box must be open and on the right tab before doing this. Be sure you can see the item you want to drag from the desktop before opening the New dialog. File Open The Open dialog box (Figure 4-2) has changed from previous versions of Word. Most obvious is the addition of the Places bar (on the left), which allows quick access to the five places Microsoft thinks you'll need most. How to use and change this bar is covered later in this section. First, let's take a brief tour of the rest of the Open dialog. The first time File Open is launched in a new Word session, the folder shown is the one specified in Tools Options File Locations Documents (C:\My Documents by default). For all subsequent times File Open is launched during the Word session, the folder shown is the last folder a file was opened or saved in. Only documents matching the type selected in the "Files of type" box are shown in the view. By default, only files that can be created by Word (. doc, .dot, .htm, .html, Chapter 4:File | 103