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File Open Figure 4-2. Opening a file in Word and .url ) are shown, but the view can be changed by selecting a new file type from the drop-down list. Type the extension of the file you wish to open in the "File name" text box to instantly display all files of that type. For example, typing *.doc displays all files with the .doc extension in the current folder. It's also possible to filter the view by entering criteria into the "File name" box. When entering a letter, the name of the first file begin- ning with this letter is displayed. As more letters are entered, the filename fills in. Wild- cards can also be used in the "File name" box. For example, entering f* will show all files of the selected type whose name begins with "f ". You can even type a UNC address, such as \\Server1\Documents in the "File name" text box to display files on a network share. The wildcard "?" is also supported and stands for any single character. For example, typing chapter?0 would display files named chapter10, chapter20, and so on. Reverting to Previous Versions of a File If you try to open a file that is already open, Word will ask if you wish to revert to the saved version of the file. This is a handy way of getting rid of new changes and starting over. Opening a File from a Web Location Word treats the Web the way it does any other network, as if it were an extension of your own system. When you install Word 2000, a new folder named Web Folders is added to the My Computer folder in Word's Open dialog box. Web Folders is not visible from Windows Explorer. Web Folders simply holds a collection of shortcuts that point to folders on the Internet (or on a company's intranet). To create one of these shortcuts, go to My Computer Web Folders 104 | Chapter 4:File