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Customizing and Securing Microsoft Word 2010

Changing the Location and Type of Saved Files

If you want to save your documents in specific folders, you can have Word change the places your files are saved by default. You set file locations and formats using the Word Options dialog box. What’s more, you can choose to save your Word files in a previous version if you like, in case you work with peers and friends who are using a previous version of Word. (Note, however, that if you work in a version of Word prior to 2007, many of the new features—including artistic effects, collaborative tools, and more—won’t be available in the earlier format.)

Change the File Locations and Formats

  1. Click the File tab, click Options and click Advanced. Scroll down to the General area and click the File Locations button to display the File Locations dialog box.

  2. Click the item whose location you want to change.

  3. Click Modify, and, in the Modify Location dialog box, locate and select the folder that you’re designating as the new location; click OK.

  4. Specify the location for any other file types and click OK when you’ve finished.

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  5. Click the Save category.

  6. Select the default format in which you want to save your documents.

  7. Click OK to close the Word Options dialog box.

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