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    Change startup folder based on log in (Word 2000)

    We are publishing word across two metaframe servers. A separate server holds user home directories. Our word users have custom normal.dot files with their own customized auto text items. Is it possible to change the Word startup folder location based upon the logged-user name (have the path change respective user's home directory for whomever is logged in). Does anyone know if something like this exists already? Thank you for any help.
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    Re: Change startup folder based on log in (Word 2000)

    The default startup directory path is user & machine specific as shown by my path below
    Cocuments and SettingsAndrewApplication DataMicrosoftWordSTARTUP

    Each user can modify this path to point at another directory. This can be done manually, via code or possibly by administrator control of the user profile. The obvious place for this code to be run is in the logon script.

    If you are using a server for home directories, then that path is probably mapped in a standard way already (eg everyones G: drive points to their own directory) and therefore the startup path for everyone can be described by the same string but point to their own network working area.
    Andrew Lockton, Chrysalis Design, Melbourne Australia

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    Re: Change startup folder based on log in (Word 2000)

    Thank you for your help with this, I appreciate it. As sometimes happens the solution is more simple that we initially think it will be.
    -Scott

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