Microsoft Office has many features that you are able to customize to users particular needs. A particular one worth mentioning is the My Places Bar of the Open dialog box which can be customized to specific network drives, local drives or folders. This is very useful because it eliminates the need for users to continually have to browse to the folder in which they want to save data. For example, if users have home folders stored on a network server, you can add this location to the My Places bar.

To add a new shortcut to the My Places Bar in Word 2007:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button and click Save As.
  2. Select the location that you want to create a shortcut to in the Save in list.
  3. Right click a blank space on the My Places Bar (beneath the existing shortcuts).
  4. Click Add folder name.

Your new shortcut will now appear in the My Places Bar.

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