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    Clean up Documents

    In old versions of Word, I was able to clean up my documents by opening a window with one pane on the left that showed file names and a pane on the right that showed the contents of the selected document. How can I do that in Word in Office 97?[img]/w3timages/icons/sad.gif[/img]

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Hi Paul,

    I don't go back with Word, further than Word 97 so am not familiar with this feature - it sounds neat.
    Was this something you were able to do within Word, or did you do it in Windows Explorer, or was there some other sort of add-in that let you do this?

    Gary

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Hi Paul:

    Go to File/Open & then there is a button that looks like a datasheet (2nd from right). Click it & select the preview option.

    By the way, I don't recall this feature in Word 6 or 7, but maybe it's just my memory. Also, if you're talking about deleting or renaming the file, Word won't let you do this while the preview window is open because the file is "in use".

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Thanks, Phil. That's in the direction of what I remember, but it was more useful. It was nearly full screen and I could delete the selected item. I think that it was Word 6, and I definitely remember that there was a trick to getting there. But I know that I did it.

    Paul

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Gary,

    It was something that I got to via an "Open" window in Word. Did you see Phil's post? That's in the direction, but I was able to delete the selected document.

    Paul

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Hi Paul:

    One thing I'm positve about is that Word 6 & 7 did not have a full or even "normal" window to view a file in the File Open box. The reason I remember this is that I felt Word Perfect (even 5.1) had a much better file management system, & it did have this feature. In fact, it's one of the reasons that Microsoft used QuickView with Win 95 & later.

    Are you sure you're not thinking of:
    1. Word Perfect,
    2. QuickView, or
    3. a Windows Explorer substitute like Power Desk?

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    In the olde versions of Word there was a "Find File" command under "File". You could preview & delete there. Sadly, it's missing now.

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Ah, yes. I had forgotten about that. It was much better than the way Microsoft put a FileFind into the Open dialog box. You could also print & rename.

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Thanks Oana. That must be what I'm remembering. Sorry it's gone.

    Paul

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    Re: Clean up Documents

    Guess Oana explained it. I've never used any of those three that you suggested.

    Thanks.

    Paul

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