Changing default "Save As" folder



I'm using Word 2007. I figured out how to save the default "Save" location,
and it works fine when I am starting a new document from scratch. But when
I'm opening a document that someone has emailed me, and do a "Save As," it's
still opening the "My Documents" file instead of the new file path I created
(went to Word options in the Microsoft button, then clicked on "Save" and
then entered a new "Default File Location). Has anyone else had this
problem? If so, were you able to fix it so that it will always open the new
file path you chose? Thanks.

Suzanne S. Barnhill

Save As always defaults to the folder where the original document is saved.

Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA

Doug Robbins - Word MVP

You really should not open documents directly from email messages. Rather,
first save the attachment to the desired location.

Hope this helps.

Please reply to the newsgroup unless you wish to avail yourself of my
services on a paid consulting basis.

Doug Robbins - Word MVP, originally posted via

Graham Mayor

Your e-mail application isn't Word and Word is not involved when you save a
document from an e-mail attachment. Outlook 2007, unlike some other e-mail
applications, including earlier versions of Outlook, saves attachments in
the My Documents folder. Documents always open from the folder they were
saved to. If you want the document to open from somewhere else, at the time
you save the attachment from the message, save it to a prefered folder other
than My Documents from the Save dialog.

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