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MS Office Word : Set Default Save Location

Set the Default Save Location in Microsoft Word
Published by Bare Foot Kid
25 May 2010
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How to Set the Default Save Location for Microsoft Office Word

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The procedure is the same to set the save default in the other Office programs.

It also works the same in Office 2007 and Office 2010




Let's get started!


1) Open a Word doc, click the Windows button / "File" menu select "Save", at the top left select "Organize" then "Properties".
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2) In the "Documents Properties" dialog box select "Include a Folder" Choose the new file location, for this tutorial mine is on the desktop.
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3) In the window that opens select the file you want to use, mine is named "Change Default Save" for this.
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4) Select "Change Default Save" and click "Set Save Location" then click "Apply" then "OK" to finish.
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5) Now when you "Save" a Word doc it'll default to the new location.
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Enjoy!







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26 May 2010   #1
theog

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Nice Tutorial. Bare Foot Kid.

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26 May 2010   #2
iphone

Windows 7 32bit, Snow leopard
 
 

excellent tutorial! this would really come in handy!
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26 May 2010   #3
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello theog and iphone, thank you both.
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26 May 2010   #4
WartHog

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I can definitely use this one. Ted, keep cranking those tutorials out! No sleep for you, 'till you hit 100 tutorials!!!
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26 May 2010   #5
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by WartHog View Post
I can definitely use this one. Ted, keep cranking those tutorials out! No sleep for you, 'till you hit 100 tutorials!!!


I'm working on it, thanks!
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01 Feb 2012   #6
cdorsey

Windows 7 home premium 32 bit
 
 
I can't find your "Change default setting" file on my Desktop

Am I supposed to download a file onto my desktop before trying this? I can't find any file to download in your tutorial, and the file mentioned doesn't show up on my desktop.
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01 Feb 2012   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cdorsey, and welcome to Seven Forums.

There's nothing to download in the tutorial. "Change default setting" is just an example used in the tutorial to help explain how to do this in Office Word. That's all.
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