By default, Word 2007 stores your documents in the My Documents folder in Windows XP. If you're using Vista, your documents will be stored in the Documents folder. This means you always know where to look for your files.
But, you may wish to store your documents in a different location, such as an external hard drive. In that case, using the Save dialog box's navigation controls to navigate to a different folder can be a hassle. It also wastes a lot of time.
So, if you want to specify a new default save location, you can. It will save you time, and you can be certain that your documents will be stored in the folder of your choice.
To change Word 2007's default file save location, follow these steps:
1. Click the Office button
2. Select Advanced
3. In the General section, click File Locations
4. Select Documents in the File types list
5. Click Modify
6. Use the navigation controls to select the new location for your files
7. Click OK on each of the dialog boxes to close them
When you save a file, Word 2007 will automatically open the specified folder.