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    File open does not return matching fiels OFFICE XP (Office XP)

    FILE OPEN works strangely compared to all previous versions. If you type say file open and
    then mi and then enter. You should expect to see say the following files if they are stored
    mike. doc, mike2.doc, helpmike.doc. Not so. no files are returned.
    Is this unique to office xp excel and word or do I have it installed incorrecly

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    Re: File open does not return matching fiels OFFICE XP (Office XP)

    Do you mean than if you type mi in the dropdown you don't see matching files in the dropdown list?
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    Re: File open does not return matching fiels OFFICE XP (Office XP)

    Yes I do not see matching or partially matching files. For instance I have 5 files with larry as part of their name. And I type file open and put larry then no files show up on drop down box. If However i have a file namely just larry.doc then it will load that file.
    This is true with excel, word and powerpoint in office xp. Not the case with my office 2000

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    Re: File open does not return matching fiels OFFICE XP (Office XP)

    I believe it's another "unexpected feature" in Office XP.
    (I checked on Office 2000 SR-1 and XP and get the same results.)

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    Re: File open does not return matching fiels OFFICE XP (Office XP)

    Thought you might appreciate the following
    Jerome
    ******* The following is an email for an incident from Microsoft Corp.
    ******* CASE_ID_NUM: SRnnn & MESSAGE: .
    ******* Thank you.

    CASE_ID_NUM: SRX010827601506
    MESSAGE:
    ********************** The message for you follows ************************
    RE: SRX010827601506 - WD2002: File-Open Functionality

    Jerome,

    It was my pleasure to work with you on your Word 2002 issue. I hope that
    you were delighted with the service provided to you. I am providing you
    with a summary of the key points of the case for your records.

    As we discussed, I have submitted a wish to have the file-open functionality
    able to revert to the previous ability, in that the entry of a letter, word,
    or phrase will pull up all files with the letter, word, or phrase in the
    title.

    There are additional troubleshooting resources available at
    http://support.microsoft.com/support/word. If you have comments about the
    Word technician who helped you, e-mail them to:
    v-2anneg@Mssupport.microsoft.com. Thank you for choosing Microsoft.

    Sincerely,
    Cris Atkin
    Microsoft Word Technical Support

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    Re: File open does not return matching fiels OFFICE XP (Office XP)

    We'll have to go back to the old fashioned *larry* method. I assume that still works....

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