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Old 26-09-2007, 05:55 AM   #1
donbarbituo
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Default document location in Word Viewer 2003

I'd like to change the default document location in Word Viewer 2003 from "My
Documents"--these are public access terminals, and people will either be
opening from a removable drive or directly from the web. Since I have
limited write access to the C: drive, the user gets an error if they try to
start the viewer. Ideally, I'd like to have the default as either My
Computer or even Desktop.

Excel 2003 and PowerPoint 2007 viewers default to Desktop (at least they go
there without the error message).

Many thanks.

 
Old 26-09-2007, 06:07 AM   #2
Graham Mayor
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Re: Default document location in Word Viewer 2003

The default file location is set at tools > options > file locations >
documents. You can set the location to the desktop that the user will see.

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donbarbituo wrote:
> I'd like to change the default document location in Word Viewer 2003
> from "My Documents"--these are public access terminals, and people
> will either be opening from a removable drive or directly from the
> web. Since I have limited write access to the C: drive, the user
> gets an error if they try to start the viewer. Ideally, I'd like to
> have the default as either My Computer or even Desktop.
>
> Excel 2003 and PowerPoint 2007 viewers default to Desktop (at least
> they go there without the error message).
>
> Many thanks.



 
Old 26-09-2007, 06:14 AM   #3
Graham Mayor
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Re: Default document location in Word Viewer 2003

The default file location is set at tools > options > file locations >
documents. You can set the location to the desktop that the user will see.

--
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
Graham Mayor - Word MVP

My web site www.gmayor.com
Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
<>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>

donbarbituo wrote:
> I'd like to change the default document location in Word Viewer 2003
> from "My Documents"--these are public access terminals, and people
> will either be opening from a removable drive or directly from the
> web. Since I have limited write access to the C: drive, the user
> gets an error if they try to start the viewer. Ideally, I'd like to
> have the default as either My Computer or even Desktop.
>
> Excel 2003 and PowerPoint 2007 viewers default to Desktop (at least
> they go there without the error message).
>
> Many thanks.



 
Old 26-09-2007, 02:43 PM   #4
donbarbituo
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Re: Default document location in Word Viewer 2003

That may be the case in Word, but in the viewer, there is no file location
option. I think a registry hack is the only way to go here. Microsoft
posted one for the earlier version of the reader, but it doesn't work for
this one.

"Graham Mayor" wrote:

> The default file location is set at tools > options > file locations >
> documents. You can set the location to the desktop that the user will see.
>
> --
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
> Graham Mayor - Word MVP
>
> My web site www.gmayor.com
> Word MVP web site http://word.mvps.org
> <>>< ><<> ><<> <>>< ><<> <>>< <>><<>
>
> donbarbituo wrote:
> > I'd like to change the default document location in Word Viewer 2003
> > from "My Documents"--these are public access terminals, and people
> > will either be opening from a removable drive or directly from the
> > web. Since I have limited write access to the C: drive, the user
> > gets an error if they try to start the viewer. Ideally, I'd like to
> > have the default as either My Computer or even Desktop.
> >
> > Excel 2003 and PowerPoint 2007 viewers default to Desktop (at least
> > they go there without the error message).
> >
> > Many thanks.

>
>
>

 
 

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