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    Search for document; preview (XP) (Word XP)

    I'm reluctantly moving to Word XP from 2000. When I want to locate a document, I go to Open, Tools, Search and retrieve the list of responses. Is there any way to preview those documents to see what they contain? I can't seem to filter the "Open" list to show only those docs like would happen in earlier versions.

    Thanks so much for your help.

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    Re: Search for document; preview (XP) (Word XP)

    I never use this feature, as we have a document management system, or I tend to use Windows Explorer.

    This Office search doesn't seem to work on my computer. Could it be because I turned off the Indexing Service? Hmmm...

    Anyway, hopefully someone with a functional search feature can come up with a workaround.

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    Re: Search for document; preview (XP) (Word XP)

    This is not a feature that I use either., but I've just had a quick play and it doesn't seem to have that preview that was in earlier versions <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15>

    StuartR

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    Re: Search for document; preview (XP) (Word XP)

    In previous versions, the open dialog box had a filtered list of the files (ones that met the search criteria) which you could then click on and see a section in the preview pane of the Open dialog box. "What were they thinking" when they eliminated this? Sheesh! Does anyone have a workaround?

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    Re: Search for document; preview (XP) (Word XP)

    I've never liked the search feature that the Open dialog boxes used. Take a look at <post#=20401>post 20401</post#> for a much better alternative.

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