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Customizing Office 2007’s Favorite Links

Friday, June 27th, 2008 by | Filed Under: MS Office Help

Customizing Office 2007’s Favorite Links

As promised, today, we’re going to take a look at MS Office 2007’s equivalent to yesterday’s tip about the “Look in” list feature of past Office versions.

To begin, you’ll find a new title of “Favorite Links” in the Open or Save dialogue windows.

The good news is that customizing your list is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

1.) Select the folder to be added to your list with a click and hold of the mouse button.

2.) Drag the folder into your Favorite Links list. You’ll notice a horizontal black line that shows you where the folder will be located. You need to pay attention to that, because the folder will stay where you put it.

3.) Drop the folder into your desired location.

That’s all there is to it!

But, as expected, I have a few more related tidbits for you!

  • The first thing is, I did attempt to move a file to the list instead of a folder, but the program promptly told me I could not place it in the links.

  • Next, if you right click on something in the list, you will find a pop up menu that includes useful choices, like Rename and Remove, along with many others.

  • I also found that I could remove something from the Favorite Links list by dragging and dropping it back into the list on the right side of the dialogue window. The only drawback is that while the folder is out of the list, it’s now a shortcut in the folder you dropped it into on the right. That’s probably not what you were going for, so I wouldn’t recommend using this one.

  • You should also know that you can rearrange the Favorite Links list anytime with a quick drag and drop of any item in the list to a new location.

  • Finally, the changes you make to the Favorite Links list in one program will affect all the Office programs you use, so you only have to do the work once.

Now, you have a Favorite Links list you can truly call your own!

~ April

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