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Opening files in Word 2000

By Seadogs ·
I would like to make some shortcuts for word to put on the desktop. I'm trying to make it so that each different shortcut will have a different default directory to open files from. For example I'd like to be able to click on "word office", have word launch, and then when I go to file open have it go to the office directory, and also have it do the same for a different directory. I know how to specify which folder under the tools, options, but that seems to work for only one directory. Any suggestions? Thanks,

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by Duong beo In reply to Opening files in Word 200 ...

It's really a nice idea. However it's a bit tricky to get around this. I suggest you create an auto macro for each of them. The macro is to set option for default open directory (in tools | options as you usually do it manually).

Good luck,

Duong beo

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by dmiles In reply to Opening files in Word 200 ...

Can only suggest you go to the file menu click on customize.It does have customizing short cut keys

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by George In reply to Opening files in Word 200 ...

Mary, I use several macro's to do this (and also to put specific files in this directories). It goes like:
ChangeFileOpenDirectory "F:\Data\Documents"
On Error GoTo ForgetIt
Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen).Show
ForgetIt:
End Sub

Then make a buttonon the toolbar to use this macro. Really quite simple.
If you want the opposite macro (to save a file) please let me know.
George

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by kelsaidi In reply to Opening files in Word 200 ...

a shortcut example is:
Winword.exe /mChangePath1
where the switch /m tells word to run a macro

In your template Normal.dot create as much macro as the next example, each refer to a folder:

Sub ChangePath1()
ChangeFileOpenDirectory "C:\word office"
end sub

Done

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by Mr.IE In reply to Opening files in Word 200 ...

Although, the answers previously given will work, I wouldn't want to edit my normal.dot file to auto run macros every time I opened Word.

Try this:

1. Create a text file in the windows directory called DOC-PATH.txt and paste this into the file:

REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Word\Options]
"DOC-PATH"="[INSERT YOUR PATH HERE]"

2. Replace the contents where it says "INS your path here" with the full path you want to use.

3. Now save the file as c:\windows\DOC_PATH_1.REG

4. Create a batch file on your desktop with the following contents:

:begin
regedit -s c:\windows\DOC-Path1.REG

start "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office\winword.exe"
exit
:end

5. Modify the properties of the batch file to display the Word icon if you want, and rename it to corespond with the target directory.

By doing this; you essentially create a wrapper for Word that sets the Document path that Word uses right before you execute the program.

Whenyou become comfortab

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