#1   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bob Griendling
 
Posts: n/a
Default open dialogue Box

When I choose any way to open a document, the open dialogue box opens, but
then the contents shift to the right. For example, I have five columns when
I open My documents, the first approximately three columns are files and the
last two docs. When I open the box the columns shift to the right, showing
the second, third and fourth columns and part of the fifth.

In the past when this happened, I traced the problem to a particularly long
file or doc name, which I then shortened to correct the problem. But this
doesn't seem to be the case now.

Because my first move is to open one of the folders, I'd like all them to
show.

Any suggestions of why this happens?

Bob



  #2   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
Posts: n/a
Default open dialogue Box

As you have seen, the column width is determined by the longest filename. In
my copy of Word 2003, Word does default to showing all the folders (that is,
the "top" of the list). There are two things you can do that will help:

1. Create subfolders. Whenever a folder gets so full that you can't see the
entire contents in the Open or Save dialog, divide it into subfolders, just
the same as you would do with paper folders in a filing cabinet.

2. Increase the size of the Open and Save dialogs. You can drag them bigger
by pulling on the ridged handle on the lower right corner, or you can
maximize them by double-clicking on the title bar (restore by repeating that
action).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
When I choose any way to open a document, the open dialogue box opens, but
then the contents shift to the right. For example, I have five columns

when
I open My documents, the first approximately three columns are files and

the
last two docs. When I open the box the columns shift to the right,

showing
the second, third and fourth columns and part of the fifth.

In the past when this happened, I traced the problem to a particularly

long
file or doc name, which I then shortened to correct the problem. But this
doesn't seem to be the case now.

Because my first move is to open one of the folders, I'd like all them to
show.

Any suggestions of why this happens?

Bob




  #3   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bob Griendling
 
Posts: n/a
Default open dialogue Box

Thank you for your response. However, I can't seem to increase the size of
the Open and Save dialogs. I'm not sure what you mean by the "ridged handle
on the lower right corner." I assume you mean hold the right button down
and drag from the extreme lower right corner of the box, but that doesn't
work, and there is no maximize button and double-clicking on the title bar
doesn't seem to do anything.

Perhaps I should have mentioned that I use Word 2000, not 2003.

By the way, I notice that all the folders how when I try to save; it's only
when I open to I get that shift phenomena.

Bob Griendling

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
As you have seen, the column width is determined by the longest filename.
In
my copy of Word 2003, Word does default to showing all the folders (that
is,
the "top" of the list). There are two things you can do that will help:

1. Create subfolders. Whenever a folder gets so full that you can't see
the
entire contents in the Open or Save dialog, divide it into subfolders,
just
the same as you would do with paper folders in a filing cabinet.

2. Increase the size of the Open and Save dialogs. You can drag them
bigger
by pulling on the ridged handle on the lower right corner, or you can
maximize them by double-clicking on the title bar (restore by repeating
that
action).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
When I choose any way to open a document, the open dialogue box opens,
but
then the contents shift to the right. For example, I have five columns

when
I open My documents, the first approximately three columns are files and

the
last two docs. When I open the box the columns shift to the right,

showing
the second, third and fourth columns and part of the fifth.

In the past when this happened, I traced the problem to a particularly

long
file or doc name, which I then shortened to correct the problem. But
this
doesn't seem to be the case now.

Because my first move is to open one of the folders, I'd like all them to
show.

Any suggestions of why this happens?

Bob






  #4   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Suzanne S. Barnhill
 
Posts: n/a
Default open dialogue Box

Resizable dialog boxes were introduced in Word 2002. Yet another
illustration of why it is always advisable to state the version number of
Word when posting.

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup so
all may benefit.

"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
Thank you for your response. However, I can't seem to increase the size

of
the Open and Save dialogs. I'm not sure what you mean by the "ridged

handle
on the lower right corner." I assume you mean hold the right button down
and drag from the extreme lower right corner of the box, but that doesn't
work, and there is no maximize button and double-clicking on the title bar
doesn't seem to do anything.

Perhaps I should have mentioned that I use Word 2000, not 2003.

By the way, I notice that all the folders how when I try to save; it's

only
when I open to I get that shift phenomena.

Bob Griendling

"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
As you have seen, the column width is determined by the longest

filename.
In
my copy of Word 2003, Word does default to showing all the folders (that
is,
the "top" of the list). There are two things you can do that will help:

1. Create subfolders. Whenever a folder gets so full that you can't see
the
entire contents in the Open or Save dialog, divide it into subfolders,
just
the same as you would do with paper folders in a filing cabinet.

2. Increase the size of the Open and Save dialogs. You can drag them
bigger
by pulling on the ridged handle on the lower right corner, or you can
maximize them by double-clicking on the title bar (restore by repeating
that
action).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
When I choose any way to open a document, the open dialogue box opens,
but
then the contents shift to the right. For example, I have five columns

when
I open My documents, the first approximately three columns are files

and
the
last two docs. When I open the box the columns shift to the right,

showing
the second, third and fourth columns and part of the fifth.

In the past when this happened, I traced the problem to a particularly

long
file or doc name, which I then shortened to correct the problem. But
this
doesn't seem to be the case now.

Because my first move is to open one of the folders, I'd like all them

to
show.

Any suggestions of why this happens?

Bob







  #5   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Bob Griendling
 
Posts: n/a
Default open dialogue Box

Your second suggestion doesn't work. I'm using Word 2000. Is it supposed
to?

Bob
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
As you have seen, the column width is determined by the longest filename.
In
my copy of Word 2003, Word does default to showing all the folders (that
is,
the "top" of the list). There are two things you can do that will help:

1. Create subfolders. Whenever a folder gets so full that you can't see
the
entire contents in the Open or Save dialog, divide it into subfolders,
just
the same as you would do with paper folders in a filing cabinet.

2. Increase the size of the Open and Save dialogs. You can drag them
bigger
by pulling on the ridged handle on the lower right corner, or you can
maximize them by double-clicking on the title bar (restore by repeating
that
action).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
When I choose any way to open a document, the open dialogue box opens,
but
then the contents shift to the right. For example, I have five columns

when
I open My documents, the first approximately three columns are files and

the
last two docs. When I open the box the columns shift to the right,

showing
the second, third and fourth columns and part of the fifth.

In the past when this happened, I traced the problem to a particularly

long
file or doc name, which I then shortened to correct the problem. But
this
doesn't seem to be the case now.

Because my first move is to open one of the folders, I'd like all them to
show.

Any suggestions of why this happens?

Bob








  #6   Report Post  
Posted to microsoft.public.word.docmanagement
Stefan Blom
 
Posts: n/a
Default open dialogue Box

No, in Word 2000 you cannot resize the Open dialog box.

--
Stefan Blom
Microsoft Word MVP


"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
Your second suggestion doesn't work. I'm using Word 2000. Is it

supposed
to?

Bob
"Suzanne S. Barnhill" wrote in message
...
As you have seen, the column width is determined by the longest

filename.
In
my copy of Word 2003, Word does default to showing all the folders

(that
is,
the "top" of the list). There are two things you can do that will

help:

1. Create subfolders. Whenever a folder gets so full that you

can't see
the
entire contents in the Open or Save dialog, divide it into

subfolders,
just
the same as you would do with paper folders in a filing cabinet.

2. Increase the size of the Open and Save dialogs. You can drag

them
bigger
by pulling on the ridged handle on the lower right corner, or you

can
maximize them by double-clicking on the title bar (restore by

repeating
that
action).

--
Suzanne S. Barnhill
Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
Fairhope, Alabama USA
Word MVP FAQ site: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the

newsgroup
so
all may benefit.

"Bob Griendling" wrote in message
...
When I choose any way to open a document, the open dialogue box

opens,
but
then the contents shift to the right. For example, I have five

columns
when
I open My documents, the first approximately three columns are

files and
the
last two docs. When I open the box the columns shift to the

right,
showing
the second, third and fourth columns and part of the fifth.

In the past when this happened, I traced the problem to a

particularly
long
file or doc name, which I then shortened to correct the problem.

But
this
doesn't seem to be the case now.

Because my first move is to open one of the folders, I'd like all

them to
show.

Any suggestions of why this happens?

Bob









Reply
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules

Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
i cannot open the envelopes and labels dialogue box SM Microsoft Word Help 2 February 9th 06 02:09 PM
Set Word 2003 as default setting Oz Microsoft Word Help 4 July 2nd 05 07:03 PM
Unable to Open tiff file ranimp04 Microsoft Word Help 1 June 20th 05 05:39 PM
How do I open Word2000 from Access2000 at a specific dialogue box? Frank Martin New Users 0 January 19th 05 09:50 PM
Text Recovery and Open & Repair in WD 2003? UserRAW1975 Microsoft Word Help 1 December 22nd 04 03:00 AM


All times are GMT +1. The time now is 09:53 AM.

Copyright ©2000 - 2023, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Copyright 2004-2023 Microsoft Office Word Forum - WordBanter.
The comments are property of their posters.
 

About Us

"It's about Microsoft Word"