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How to set up MSW so goes directly to a specific document ?

Hello experts !

Whenever I launch Microsoft Word I open first the same specific document in which I have my "To do list" and other practical information, so I was wondering if I could set it up so whenever I launch MSW it goes directly to that document, looks for it and display it ? is there any way to do it ? thanks in advance, best, Antonio.

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Re: Word automatically opening a file

In reply to: How to set up MSW so goes directly to a specific document ?

Make a shortcut that mentions this file. Then use that shortcut to start Word.

The syntax is: Winword.exe "C:\Documents and Settings\<myaccount>\My Documents\<myfile>.doc "
Substitute your own account name and filename. For Vista the folder names are slightly different. This is the way XP does it.


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Great idea Kees, but......

In reply to: Re: Word automatically opening a file

Hola Kees: thank you very much for making time to help me. That is a great idea and I think it is the solution to my question. But how can I do that ? I mean when you say "Make a shortcut..." how can I make a shortcut from a MSW document ? whenever I am visiting any website and I right-click then I see the option "Make a shortcut" but when I am working in a MSW document I don't find that option my friend, can you please continue helping me ? also when you say "The syntaxis is Winword.exe..... etc." you mean I should writte that phrase in the searching bar or something ? thanks in advance for your help, best, Antonio.

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Re: making a shortcut

In reply to: Great idea Kees, but......

Rightclick on empty part of the desktop and choose New>Shortcut.

Then in the line fill in the right command to run winword with the right file. Something like:
"C:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\WINWORD.EXE" "c:\Documents and settings\elavefenix\My Documents\mydoc.doc"
Give it a nice name, and you'll see it with that name on your desktop.

Of course, you can copy this shortcut to any other place you prefer.

Making shortcuts to programs or documents, by the way, is basic use of Windows. Better learn it.


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Thanks again, Kees...

In reply to: Re: making a shortcut

Hola Kees !

Thanks again, I did it and now I got what I wanted. I used to make a lot of short-cuts but since long time ago I decided to keep my desktop as clean as possible, so I got rid of them and I even had forgotten how to make them. Thanks to your replies I remembered how to do them, I made one specifically for this document and now I go directly to it every morning. Thanks a lot. Best, Antonio.

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You can put it ...

In reply to: Thanks again, Kees...

in the Quick Launch area or somewhere in Start>Programs if you prefer to keep your desktop clean. See (pin it to the start menu or put it one of the folders under All Programs).

You could even put in your Startup folder, and then it would run automatically at each boot (every morning).

All your choice to make life as easy for yourself as you want.


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