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Word 2000 in a Nutshell by Walter Glenn

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File Open

Synopsis

The Open dialog box (Figure 4-2) has changed from previous versions of Word. Most obvious is the addition of the Places bar (on the left), which allows quick access to the five places Microsoft thinks you’ll need most. How to use and change this bar is covered later in this section. First, let’s take a brief tour of the rest of the Open dialog.

Opening a file in Word

Figure 4-2. Opening a file in Word

The first time File Open is launched in a new Word session, the folder shown is the one specified in Tools Options File Locations Documents (C:\My Documents by default). For all subsequent times File Open is launched during the Word session, the folder shown is the last folder a file was opened or saved in.

Only documents matching the type selected in the “Files of type” box are shown in the view. By default, only files that can be created by Word (. doc, dot, htm, html, and url ) are shown, but the view can be changed by selecting a new file type from the drop-down list. Type the extension of the file you wish to open in the “File name” text box to instantly display all files of that type. For example, typing *.doc displays all files with the .doc extension in the current folder. It’s also possible to filter the view by entering criteria into the “File name” box. When entering a letter, the name of the first file beginning with this letter is displayed. As more letters ...

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