Go to the Office folder you use the most from File/Open

Applies to
Microsoft Office 2000

It's easy to change the default file locations in your Office 2000 applications so that when you want to open a file, you will go directly to the folder you use most frequently. When you install Office, the default folder is My Documents; however, this may not be convenient for you. Changing the default folder is a quick, timesaving technique for customizing how Office works for you. (Microsoft FrontPage® creates a folder within My Documents called My Webs, which cannot be changed.)

Tools/Options: The place to make your changes

In each of the Office 2000 programs (except FrontPage) choose the Options command from the Tools menu. After you have done this, follow the specific procedure listed below for the application you are using:

In Microsoft Excel     On the General tab in the Default File Location text box, type the path of the folder you want to use as your default.

In Microsoft Access     On the General tab in the Default Database Folder text box, type the path of the folder you want to use as your default. You must have a database open in order to access Tools/Options.

In Microsoft Publisher On the General tab under File Locations, click Publications, and then click Modify. Browse to the folder you want to use as your default.

In Microsoft Word     On the File Locations tab, click Modify. In the Modify Location dialog box, locate the folder you want to use as your default and double-click it.

In Microsoft PowerPoint®     On the Save tab in the Default File Location text box, type the path of the folder you want to use as your default.

In Microsoft PhotoDraw®     On the File Locations tab in the Look for my pictures in this directory text box, type the path of the directory you want to use as your default.

For information on organizing your frequently used files and templates, see Make it easier to open frequently used files in Office.