Recent versions of Windows provide a Library view that enables multiple folders of similar types in different locations to be accessed together within a single "library"; e.g., the "My documents" folder and the "Public documents folder" can be accessed together within the "Documents" library.

I am using Windows 7 but do not find the Library view helpful and found some registry mods that can disable it.

However, these only disable the Library view in Windows Explorer and Windows applications (Notepad, Paint, etc.). When I open or save a file in an Office application (Word, Excel, etc.), the Library view is still there. How can I disable the Library view within Office as well?