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    Windows XP Pro (SP-1)

    I am familiar with how to make Windows show the Details view on file folders in Windows Explorer, My Computer, etc. But, is there a way to have the Details View show up by default on the Open and Save Dialog Boxes within a program - for example, Excel? Thanks for your help. Happy Holidays!
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    Re: Windows XP Pro (SP-1)

    Sadly, I think not. Some have used little VBA programs to alter the display (by sending a string of keystrokes to the dialog that simulate the steps you take manually). I'm moving this over to General Office Solutions for further consideration.

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    Re: Windows XP Pro (SP-1)

    Which Office version are you using? In my Office XP SR-2 on Windows XP Home SP-1, the File | Open dialogs remember the view setting between sessions (each app can have its own setting.)

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    Re: Windows XP Pro (SP-1)

    We're using Office XP SP-2. I had noticed that Office seemed to hold the view setting once I selected it, but it doesn't seem to hold it the next time I sign in to the network. I was hoping there might some kind of registry hack that would do the job, that I could take to my IT staff. Thanks for the replies.
    Jim Whitt
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    Re: Windows XP Pro (SP-1)

    On a network, the settings should "stick" too, unless the network admins have set a policy that settings should *not* be saved.

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