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Windows 7: Customize Word 2010 "Open"

01 Oct 2010   #1
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 
Customize Word 2010 "Open"

Is there a way to customize what appears when I click "Open" (or "File" - "Open") in Word 2010? I used to like the My Places Bar in the previous version I used because I need to open only a few folders in one directory--I don't need all the other stuff that appears on "Open." Thanks.


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03 Oct 2010   #2
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

There are a few steps you can do to customize that window. Open the Open dialog, then click layout. You can add or remove panes as you see fit, to customize how it looks. Then in the Options dialog (from the "backstage" as Microsoft calls the File menu), you can modify your document location using the File Locations button on the Advanced tab to point it to where your files are if they're not in your Documents folder..

Here's the dialog you want to make that change in...


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03 Oct 2010   #3
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Thanks, Mlevy. I'll give your suggestions a try.
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03 Oct 2010   #4
gogreen

Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
 
 

Well, changing the file locations was the trick. I see now why the My Place Bar was removed. I had grown quite accustomed to that! You can customize file locations so that you don't the My Places Bar.
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03 Oct 2010   #5
mlevy

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Happy to help.
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