Tell Word Where To Save Files

BY STANLEY ZAROWIN

Q. Word really does have a mind of its own. Every time I command it to save a new file ( File, Save As ), the suggested folder location is never where I want it. Wouldn’t you think such a smart application would remember where I like to save my files and eventually offer that folder as the default location? After all, it tries to anticipate many of my other moves.

A. That would be a nice enhancement—but only if it worked better than other Microsoft functions that seek to anticipate your needs. But alas, Word can’t do that. However, all is not lost. It’s easy to customize the default Save As location. Go to Tools, Options, File Locations , highlight the Documents line and click on Modify .

That will bring up the Modify Location s screen (similar to Explorer). Simply click on the folder you want and then click twice on OK . From then on Save As will default to that location.

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