There should be an image here!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 2010:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button and click Save As.
  2. Browse to the folder location which you want to add to My Places.
  3. Right click a blank space on the My Places bar.
  4. Click Add folder name.

The folder appears as a shortcut on the My Places bar. You can use the same process in other Office 2010 applications.

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