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    Add Zip Drive to Places Bar (Word 2002)

    Hi,

    Is it possible to add a Zip drive to the Places Bar? I frequently open and save to Zip disks.

    Thanks.

    Teresa
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    Re: Add Zip Drive to Places Bar (Word 2002)

    Hi Teresa:
    The answer is yes. The easy way is to download the WOPR placesbar, which makes the placesbar configurable. You can find that at:
    <A target="_blank" HREF="http://www.wopr.com/office2000/placebar.htm<br">>http://www.wopr.com/office2000/placebar.htm
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    If you want to edit the registry yourself, I picked up the following tip, which will work:

    Place Bar Customizer: Modifying the Registry
    April 16, 1999
    In Microsoft Office 2000, you can make your own list of favorite places readily available to users by customizing the shortcuts on the Places Bar. The Open and Save As dialog boxes (File menu) in many Office 2000 applications contain a Places Bar. The Places Bar provides shortcuts to folders on the network, the local hard drive, even the Web. By default, the Places Bar includes shortcuts to the following locations:

    History
    My Documents (Windows 95/98) or Personal (Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 2000)
    Desktop
    Favorites
    Web Folders

    By modifying a few settings in the Windows registry, you can customize the Places Bar to include additional shortcuts to the locations that your users find most helpful.

    NoteThe Places Bar appears in Access, Excel, FrontPage, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.
    Replace a Default Shortcut on the Places Bar
    By default, the buttons on the Places Bar display as large icons, which limits you to five shortcuts. To replace one of the default shortcuts with your own shortcut, you must first hide one of the default shortcuts.

    To hide a shortcut on the Places Bar
    1.In the Windows registry, locate the following subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0Common Open FindPlacesStandardPlaces

    This subkey contains five additional subkeys, one for each of the default shortcuts on the Places Bar.
    2.Select the subkey for the default button that you want to hide.
    3.On the Edit menu, point to New, and click DWORD Value.
    4.Type Show as the name of the new DWORD value.

    Leave the value of Show set to 0.

    After you make room on the Places Bar, you can add your own shortcuts.

    To add a shortcut to the Places Bar
    1.In the Windows registry, locate the following subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0Common Open FindPlacesUserDefinedPlaces
    2.On the Edit menu, point to New, and click Key.
    3.Type Placex as the name of the new subkey, where x is a number between 1 and 5.
    4.On the Edit menu, point to New, click String Value, and then type Name as the name of the new string value.
    5.Double-click the Name value, type the shortcut name as you want it to appear on the Places Bar, and click OK.
    6.Select the Placex subkey you created.
    7.On the Edit menu, point to New, click String Value, and then type Path as the name of the new string value.
    8.Double-click the Path value, type the full path to the folder you want to use, and click OK.

    You can use either a drive letter or a UNC path.

    Allow More Than Five Shortcuts on the Places Bar
    You can allow more than five shortcuts on the Places Bar by modifying another setting in the Windows registry. This setting shrinks the size of the icons, which allows you to add the extra shortcuts.

    To allow more than five shortcuts on the Places Bar

    1.In the Windows registry, locate the following subkey:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareMicrosoftOffice9.0CommonO pen FindPlaces
    2.On the Edit menu, point to New, and click DWORD Value.
    3.Type ItemSize as the name of the new DWORD value.

    Leave the value of ItemSize set to 0.

    Hope this helps.

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    Re: Add Zip Drive to Places Bar (Word 2002)

    Thanks, Phil, but I found out I can add a drive to the Places Bar in Office XP as easy as adding a folder. It sure is a lot easier in XP than 2000!

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