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Office 2007 Bible by Lisa A. Bucki, Gavin Powell, Michael R. Irwin, Peter G. Aitken, Michael R. Groh, Cary N. Prague, Faithe Wempen, Herb Tyson, John Walkenbach

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Accessing Your SharePoint Server

Accessing a SharePoint server from Word can be as easy as opening a file. First, you’ll need the URL (Internet address), your user name, and a password. In Windows XP, choose Office Button Open, type the SharePoint Server URL into the File Name text box and press Enter. Yes, we know it’s not a file. This is a shortcut method for navigating to a location, rather than using Look In or other methods when using Windows XP. In Vista, rather than use the File Name box, click in the Location field at the top of the Open dialog box and replace the current location with the SharePoint server’s URL, and press Enter.

Assuming you typed the URL correctly, you’re next prompted for a user name and password, as shown in Figure 40-1.

Figure 40-1. If you’re the only user of your computer, you can save time if you click Remember My Password.

Type your user name and password. Note that a SharePoint user name format typically calls for a site/domain name in all uppercase letters, a backslash, and your user name. Type your password, click Remember My Password if you like, and then click OK. This opens the SharePoint site, as shown in Figure 40-2. SharePoint sites usually are organized into one or more libraries and document workspaces. A library is a collection of ...

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