How to put the path in the windows header bar


M

Martin C

We are using Office 2003 at work. In the windows header bar of MS Word, the
filename is given. Is it possible to get this to provide the full path?
Quite often I have to deal with multiple versions of a particular document
(stored in different locations). It would be very useful to be able to see
which version I am currently viewing. Just the filename is not sufficient in
this case.

I am sure that I have seen the solution to this problem before somewhere,
but it may have been via a 3rd party add on, used on an older version of
Office.

Thanks for any help you can provide.

Martin
 
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R

Reitanos

Why not use Insert/Field... select FileName and check the Add Path to
Filename box?
 
J

Jay Freedman

Why not? Because that puts the information in the document itself, not in
the title bar as requested...

Just to throw one more possibility into the mix, you can open the Web
toolbar, and hold Ctrl+Alt while you drag a copy of the address dropdown
from that toolbar to the right end of the menu bar. When a Word document is
open, that dropdown shows the path and filename. In Word 2007, the same
dropdown can be put on the Quick Access Toolbar by selecting the "Commands
Not in the Ribbon" category in the Customize dialog and adding the Document
Location item.

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Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP
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J

Jay Freedman

Here, I'll lend you my can of crystal-ball cleaner. ;-) In these groups, you
really need it.
 
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M

Martin C

My appologies to all.

I should have said 'title bar' but could not think of the name for it. I
thought 'Windows' header bar would have been clear enough, to distinguish it
from the Word header. The words Window and Bar were supposed to be the
distinction, but I can see the problem. Sorry again.

Martin
 

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