Saving in Word (office 2004)

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  1. warhead macrumors newbie

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    #1
    Hi All,

    Another newbie question, and i'm probably being complete dumba*s, but nevermind.

    Basically, i'm trying to save a word document into a folder that's in my 'Documents' directory, but in the 'save as' pop-up window, there is no way to drill down into the particular folder that i want to save into...is this normal?? It seems a bit weird that i'll have to save the word file onto my desktop or something, then move it into the folder that i want...

    Cheers,

    Nick
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    #2
    Click the little blue triangle on the right-hand side of the dialogue box.
     

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  3. warhead thread starter macrumors newbie

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    DOH! Told you i was being thick...

    Thanks Yellow...appreciate the advice! :D
     
  4. mkrishnan Moderator emeritus

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    To be honest, this is one of those quirks I don't completely get in OS X. I almost never really want to have those windows be in the rolled up position (so that you can't see the folder dialog). Fortunately it remembers and you only have to do this once per app for most apps.
     
  5. yellow Moderator emeritus

    yellow

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    I concur.

    That button is NOT obvious (to me), and I don't know why they added this "feature" and made it the default (closed).
     
  6. jnagel macrumors newbie

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    #6
    here's a tip

    open terminal, type

    Code:
    defaults write -g NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool TRUE
    
    to have every application always use the expanded save as dialog

    you can do it for all users (globally) with this:

    Code:
    defaults write /Library/Preferences/.GlobalPreferences NSNavPanelExpandedStateForSaveMode -bool true
     
  7. yellow Moderator emeritus

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  8. aholden12592 macrumors regular

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    in the prefs for word you can designate which folder automatically pops up to be saved in

    Word–>Preferences–>File Locations–>Documents then press modify button
     

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