Annoying Problems with Microsoft Office 2008

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by holden57, Jul 27, 2009.

  1. holden57 macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    I just had a question about one certain thing. It's not a problem per se, but it's extremely annoying, and I was wondering if there is a way to change it.

    Office it seems by default saves a folder with information on various information on it's settings, and this folder is normally contained under 'Documents', however I really don't want this folder there, because I save my documents there, not other things. Seems like the wrong place for it to be. Every time I open an Office application the folder goes back to it's original place from where I deleted it. Is there some way to get this folder to show up somewhere else? If I just move it, will that fix the problem. Or will that mess up it's default path with where to find this information?

    Thanks, I know this is trivial, but it's been very annoying for me.
  2. MisterMe macrumors G4


    Jul 17, 2002
    Although Microsoft raises the practice to a power, it is not alone in creating a folder in your Documents folder. It does not give you the option of moving this folder to a different location.
  3. holden57 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    So moving the folder somewhere else won't fix the problem?
  4. Frosties macrumors 6502a


    Jun 12, 2009
    Have you looked in preferences inside word?


    You have similar options in the other office programs also. I could be wrong but isn't this what you are looking for?
  5. holden57 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    I see that same exact list, but I'm not sure what to change, and if changing it does anything.
  6. holden57 thread starter macrumors member

    Jul 18, 2009
    Well I found out how to fix the problem, it's quite simple actually. When Microsoft Office is not running you move the folder from Documents to the folder Library/Preferences and sure enough the folder will not reappear in Documents when you restart Office.

    But honestly what were they thinking when putting that folder there. Most people store documents in the Documents folder lol. At least allow people to move it easily.

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