Although I use Word 97, I still prefer to keep my files under the old Directory system, and I never use My Documents or My Pictures. But whenever I try to Open or Save to a file, the box always defaults to My Documents/Pictures, and I have to make a series of clicks to navigate to the subdirectory I want. How can I change the defaults so the the box comes up as C:\MSOffice\Winword\ ? And is it possible to make it C:\MsOffice\Excel when I am using Excel, or is that expecting too much?
Number 7 is right. I think in Word 97 it is on the File Locations tab. In Excel hunt around for the "default file Location" (In recent versions it is on the general tab.) Both have either modify and browse or simple browse to features.
In Word 97 go to the Tools pull-down menu and select "Options". Select the "File Locations" tab and the "File Types - Document, Location - C:\My Documents\Word" should be highlighted. Click on the Modify button and change the location folder as required.
In Excel go to the Tools pull-down menu and select "Options". On the "General" tab alter the "Default File Location" as required.
Thanks, Peter I'm away for the weekend, but I'll check through your directions next week. They seem clear enough! Thanks for digging me out of a hole. I think I've cracked it anyway, but it's useful to have another opinion.