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    Open File Bewhaviou (2002/SP3)

    Hi,

    In Word 97, File< Open dialogue, if you type in access (assume sever docs starting with access in the name); hit Enter. the file names list jumps to those starting with Access.

    In Word 2002. doing the similar thing does not bring you to the same place (actully doesn't bring you to any place at all).

    Some internal customers have many nsaved files starting with (eg) Last name. Word 97's behavior is handy for the user. Having migrated to Office XP the customers are not happy with the behavior now.

    So has the behavior changed from 97 to 2002? Is there an option to set ?

    Thanks ,

    Jimmy Lee

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    Re: Open File Bewhaviou (2002/SP3)

    Not as far as I know. Word does fill in the complete file name based on the first characters.

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    Re: Open File Bewhaviou (2002/SP3)

    Perhaps the user can use this syntax:

    lastname*

    or

    lastname*.*

    to filter the file names?

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    Re: Open File Bewhaviou (2002/SP3)

    If you first click in the file list before you start typing, the cursor will jump to the closest match of what you type.
    Samantha

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