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    Put cursor in file list in File|Open (Word 2002)

    In the File Open dialogue (Ctrl-O), is there any way to start with the cursor at the top of the recently-edited file list rather than the change-directory box?

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    Re: Put cursor in file list in File|Open(Word2002)

    KShaw

    Go to Tools > Options > File Locations > Modify

    and click the directory you want to be the default

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    Re: Put cursor in file list in File|Open (Word 2002)

    Note: I edited the title of your post to what I think you want, but feel free to edit it some more. Descriptive titles draw more attention and will help when Loungers do searches in the future.

    It sounds as though you would like the top file name to be highlighted for easier navigation in the list. If that's the case, you can press Shift+Tab to "move backwards" from the file name textbox to the list. Word doesn't have a way to do this automatically, but you can emulate it using a macro. You also can "push" the History (top) button on the Places bar to force the Recent files list to show. (This seems awfully slow on my system, maybe it's better on yours.)

    <pre>Option Explicit

    Sub FileOpen()
    ' Comment out the standard behavior...
    Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen).Show
    ' ...and uncomment the replacement you prefer
    'FileOpenSelectionInList
    'FileOpenHistory
    End Sub

    Sub FileOpenSelectionInList()
    ' Replacement for the FileOpen command; repositions the
    ' insertion point in the file list
    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen)
    SendKeys "+{TAB}" ' will send "shift+tab" to the dialog
    .Show
    End With
    End Sub

    Sub FileOpenHistory()
    ' Replacement for the FileOpen command; "presses" the History
    ' button on the Places bar; insertion point moves to file list
    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen)
    ' "shift+tab" twice, then Enter to bring up History
    SendKeys "+{TAB}+{TAB}{ENTER}"
    .Show
    End With
    End Sub</pre>

    Note that I tested these in Word 2000. Does this help?

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