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    Word 2010 File path display drive name not letter designation

    What I am looking to do is insert the filename with the path in a template but I need the drive letter to display as the name rather than the letter designation. eg. instead of F:\folder\filename, I need to see Management:\folder\filename. Everyone has a different drive letter designation so if they see F:\ they will have no idea which drive is being referenced. Is there a way to do this within the document itself?

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    I have seen information like that in the footer...

    i.e.

    (center) Page 1 of 10 (right) \\Management\folder\filename
    Last edited by jwoods; 2015-04-08 at 17:58.

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    I believe that the FILENAME field picks up whatever the Windows setting for display is. I know that is true for display of extensions on filenames.
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    I suspect you would have to unmap your drive so that the filename field is forced to display the full path.
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    Thanks for the suggestions. Unfortunately unmapping the drive is not an option as it is a root folder and without the drive mapping I can't access my files.

    I will check my settings to see if there is anyway to display this.


    Quote Originally Posted by Andrew Lockton View Post
    I suspect you would have to unmap your drive so that the filename field is forced to display the full path.

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    An alternative option would be to display the server name with the rest of the path. Is there a way to do that in an Office document?

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    Jhadur,

    This SuperUser thread has several solutions but I think the one starting out with "Someone named Shawn Keene provided " and 4 votes is what you may be after.
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    Note: I created the test document and then saved it to the new location under computer.

    HTH
    Last edited by RetiredGeek; 2015-04-13 at 13:51.
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    This worked perfectly. Thank you so much.

    Quote Originally Posted by RetiredGeek View Post
    Jhadur,

    This SuperUser thread has several solutions but I think the one starting out with "Someone named Shawn Keene provided " and 4 votes is what you may be after.
    uncfooter.JPG
    Note: I created the test document and then saved it to the new location under computer.

    HTH

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