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    Word Title Bar (XP)

    What I am searching for is-How do you put the path and filename on the Title Bar in Word? I work in a law firm and we have a fairly large network. We have now changed our directories and drives, and it is very difficult to remember in which drive or in which directory the documents you are working on are, especially when I have several documents open and copy text back and forth. I am certain there is a way to do this.

    I really would appreciate some help.

    Thanks. Johanna

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    That can be done, but it requires writing code, and it is a bit tricky to keep it correct under all circumstances. There is a very simple alternative that doesn't need code:
    - Select Tools Customize...
    - Activate the Commands tab (Opdrachten)
    - Select Web in the list of Categories.
    - Drag Address from the list of Commands to a suitable place, for instance to the right of Help on the menu bar.
    - Drag the right hand side of the address box to make it wider or narrower.
    - Close the Customize dialog.

    Note: this also works in Excel and PowerPoint.

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    Try <!post=Post 289830,289830>Post 289830<!/post>

    Edited.... My mistake, duplicate info as above.

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    Thanks for your quick reply. That works, but then I can just turn on the Web toolbar instead.

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    Most users don't want to see the entire Web toolbar. In fact, I have disabled the Web toolbar since it has the nasty habit of jumping into view whenever you follow a hyperlink.

    For an approach using code, see the threads starting at <post#=106880>post 106880</post#> and <post#=79295>post 79295</post#>. It is less dependable than using the address box.

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    I think your office must be one of the few law firms that hasn't adopted a document management system. Ours supplies a global template that automatically replaces the contents of the title bar every time I save the document (and messes with about a half dozen other things, making Word somewhat slower to use <img src=/S/sad.gif border=0 alt=sad width=15 height=15> ).

    Anyway, it's easy to create macros to update the title bar when saving. These would simply override the normal behavior of Word's Save and SaveAs commands:

    Sub FileSaveAs()
    Dim doc As Document
    Set doc = ActiveDocument
    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileSaveAs)
    If .Show = -1 Then
    doc.ActiveWindow.Caption = doc.FullName
    End If
    End With
    Set doc = Nothing
    End Sub

    Sub FileSave()
    If ActiveDocument.Saved = False Then
    ActiveDocument.Save
    End If
    ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Caption = _
    ActiveDocument.FullName
    End Sub

    It's also not too traumatic to do it when you open a document from inside Word using File>Open:

    Sub FileOpen()
    With Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen)
    If .Show = -1 Then
    ActiveDocument.ActiveWindow.Caption = _
    ActiveDocument.FullName
    End If
    End With
    End Sub

    However, if the document is launched by double-clicking in Windows Explorer, or from e-mail, etc., it takes more work to hook into those events. Perhaps more work than it's worth.

    Added: I tested this only with the multiple-separate-window (SDI) way of using Word 2002, not the all-in-one-window (MDI) way. When multiple documents share a single window, it might be more complicated.

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    Good heavens! No document management system? <img src=/S/hairout.gif border=0 alt=hairout width=31 height=23>. Even with a couple of attorneys you need one. Sell it as a risk management issue... All it would take is one little 'drag and drop' to jeopardize critical data... There are a number of products out there and even M$ is working on one.

    Meanwhile, I'm digging my new 'address' field on the menu bar and bookmarking Jan's blog...

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    Thank you, thank you!!! I tried everyone's codes, and yours worked like a charm. I could not get the others to work. I am excited and very grateful! I only used the Sub File Open (). That's all I need. Yes, the attorneys are talking about a management system. I guess it's expensive, and they don't want to spend the money.

    You made my day! Thanks again, Johanna.

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    Re: Word Title Bar (XP)

    > I guess it's expensive

    Yes, it is. The "low cost leader" is WORLDOX, which we use.

    I guess the future is SharePoint Services on Windows 2003, but it's too new to know whether it's sufficiently full-featured to replace a dedicated DMS.

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