Office 2008 issue - or - is it OSX

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  1. YMark macrumors 6502a

    YMark

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    #1
    Coming from a recent switcher...........

    When I create or edit a document in Word, and then go to the File Menu and select "Save As...", I get a dialog box that allows me to change the name of the document as well as the type.

    The problem is the limitation on WHERE I can save the document. The default is the My Documents folder. The drop down has some additional choices but I want to be able to choose where I want the file saved. In Windows :eek: I'm allowed to choose any directory/folder I want.

    Is this an Office 2008 snafu, an OSX snafu or am I just not doing something correctly?

    Currently, I just save the doc in the My Documents folder and then copy it to the destination of my choice. But then I have to close and re-open the document.
     
  2. plinden macrumors 68040

    plinden

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    Neither Word nor OS X ... it's you:D

    See the little triangle beside the file name field? Click that.
     
  3. vandlism macrumors 6502

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    In the "Save As..." dialog, there will be a button with a down-pointing triangle next to the name of your document. Click that, and the dialog box will expand into what is essentially a Finder window. From there you can navigate to any folder on your computer.
     
  4. YMark thread starter macrumors 6502a

    YMark

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    I was hoping someone would say it's me. I'm at work at the moment on a PC, but when I get home this evening, I'll give it a try. I didn't notice the triangle.

    Thanks.
     

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