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Topic # 110801 16-Oct-2012 14:40 Send private message

At work we use lots of precedents.  They are often updated and sometimes hard to find.

It is very useful using the Windows search function and forcing it to search the precedents folder only.  But this takes lots of 'clicks' and not everyone in our office is good with computers.

Is it possible to create a maco so we have a button on the Word ribbin that will automatically open a search box and have it only search that one specific folder?  Note: I know what a Macro is, but have no idea how to make them.

Any advice apreciated!

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  Reply # 702089 16-Oct-2012 14:50 Send private message

Would be fantastic for the Winz Kiosks.

/Troll

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  Reply # 702096 16-Oct-2012 14:56 Send private message

macuser: Would be fantastic for the Winz Kiosks.

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  Reply # 702100 16-Oct-2012 15:00 Send private message

Could you not just insert a link to the folder, windows has a build in search box on the task bar, or am I missing something?

You probably know how to do this but 






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  Reply # 702101 16-Oct-2012 15:04 Send private message

If your folder is a network folder then I think every user has to map it to the same drive name/letter, otherwise the hyperlink path won't work.

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  Reply # 702102 16-Oct-2012 15:06 Send private message

Cheers for the quick responses.

Sorry - not looking for a link in a word document - looking for an icon that perminantly lives on the ribbon that opens a specific folder (i.e. Precedents folder).

You are right tho - any folder includes search box so that certainly should make it easier...

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  Reply # 702103 16-Oct-2012 15:17 Send private message

How about








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  Reply # 702106 16-Oct-2012 15:21 Send private message

I think that ought to do it!

Thanks very much for the quick responses!

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  Reply # 702123 16-Oct-2012 15:39 Send private message

using 'group policy' on a domain, you can roll these folder links out to the whole domain (and also remove other locations such as 'network'... #wtfmsd)




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