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    Default picture folder (Office XP)

    Can anyone tell me how or if it's possible to change the default location when inserting a picture file (as different from clipart) please? XP currently defaults to the My pictures folder when Insert Picture, From File is chosen and I would love to change it. Thanks in advance.
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    Re: Default picture folder (Office XP)

    This may not be what you want, but you can change the location of the "My Pictures" folder to any folder of your choice using Tweak UI. All programs that used to look up the "My Pictures" folder will now look up the new folder to find pictures. Within Tweak UI you need to go to the "My Computer" section and then to "Special Folders"

    Tweak UI comes in 2 versions, one for Windows XP and one for older versions of Windows

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    Re: Default picture folder (Office XP)

    That sounds really good if there's nothing built into Office or Windows. Thanks for your help.
    Suzanna

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    Re: Default picture folder (Office XP)

    The fastest workaround is to drag a shortcut into that folder so you can immediately double-click your way to your preferred source.

    Next fastest probably would be a macro. I'd be surprised if this has not already been requested and written during the past several years, but searching for it would take some time.

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    Re: Default picture folder (Office XP)

    I have found another way to do this for Word. Microsoft's support template for Word includes macros which modify the registry, one option being to change the picture path.

    See MSKB 318796 for details.

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