Saving Word Doc in a particular folder...

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  1. dscan99 macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    When I go File-> Save As.. it only gives me the following options:

    - Music
    - Movies
    - Documents

    in other words.. everythingon the left frame of my finder. I can't seem to traverse down to the exact folder to save it... For example.. Documents/Running/2005/RunLog.doc

    There must be some simple solution... Any ideas?

    Thanks, as always :)
  2. Jsmit macrumors regular

    Sep 10, 2004
    I am asuming you are using Office 2004 and not V.x (previous version). My directions are for 2004, I don't have time to check if they work for V.x.

    Above the box with the desktop,applications, etc, in it, you have four little icons. Two arrows, they are used like backward and forward in a browser window. Next to them, you have with lines four lines across it (list view) I suspect that is blue. If you select the one next to it (looks like a French or Italian flag without the colors), it will switch you to column view.

    Or you can select double click on documents to the right, and work your way up from there.

    To add icons to that list, open a finder window and just drag the folder you want on the list to the list. Just don't drop in on an icon that would move you folder to the flder you dropped it on. Drop it in between icons, when you see a blue line. To remove folders from this list, just drag them off (it won't delete the original folder). It works just like the dock in that way.

    I hope I was of some help.
  3. mcmav37 macrumors 6502

    Dec 30, 2004
    Ann Arbor, MI
    You are probably looking at the default save dialog box that just has a drop down box with those common folders as choices, right? Either to the right of the "save as" box or the "where" drop down box (depending on what version you are using), there should be a blue down arrow that when you click, will expand the save dialog box to include a full column view finder window and allow you to pick any location or even create a new folder if you want.

    I hope this helps. This process wasn't completely intuitive when I first did it either.
  4. altair macrumors regular

    Nov 22, 2002
    Seattle, WA
    Hehe, i remember getting OS X a few years back and having the same problem.

    As the previous poster said, click the little drop down arrow to the bottom right of the save box, will make everything happy.

  5. dscan99 thread starter macrumors regular

    Dec 10, 2004
    Nashville, TN
    That did it! Simple solution indeed!!!

    Thank you for sparing me the grief of trying to figure it out! :)

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