I would like to be able to add a text box, with an information message, to the window that is displayed when "My Documents" or "Shared Documents" folders are opened. Any suggestions would be welcomed, thanks.
Several users, of varying abilities, use the computer. When My Documents is opened, there are about 6 folders available and I want to put some text onto the free white space on the page, that would have information about the filing systems, etc, that we are operating.
Why would you want to see 'information about the filing systems, etc, that we are operating'.
If you want to provide that type of info, for example, file structure, and instructions on the structure, then why not put a Word document in there to provide that? You could pdf the above to protect it too.
Otherwise, if you choose list or details view, it will provide you, & the other users, with all the necessary information for each folder which u open.
Other than this, I can't think of another solution.
The reason for wishing to do this is because the PC will be used in some cases by people who have no IT skills at all,limited abilities, and would benefit from a LARGE message box, such as an absolutely basic message, eg "Click once on the folder to select it, then click twice to proceed" followed by subsequent guides on the next open folder window. (Using a Read Me or Help folder would require knowledge of how to open it!--catch 22)
If this is the case, then rather than trying to do what you want to do, which requires some basic knowledge of how to operate a PC in the first instance, and the ability to open documents and files in order to see your LARGE message box, why don't u provide basic PC training for these people to actually demonstrate what single and double clicking is, along with basic navigation?
If their current ability is as limited as you say, then why are u letting them get on the PC at all without such fundamental knowledge?
What you are trying to do is the equivalent of putting someone behind the wheel of a car, and saying "there's the instruction manual".