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I have Word 2011 for Mac. When I want to save a document for the first time using Save As, in the 'Where' box I have 'Documents' showing. When I click the arrows to the right, I thought all Word folders would then appear but they don't—only 'Recent Place' appears. The only way I can get round this is to save the document in a 'Recent Place' then go into 'Finder' and move it into the correct Folder before I forget where I put it.

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If you click the disclosure triangle next to the filename, you'll see a Finder-like window. That will let navigate to any folder (or disk) that you want.

Initial 'Save As' dialog in Word 2011

Expanded 'Save As' dialog in Word 2011

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The arrows normally navigate between folders you've already visited. Try clicking on the "Documents" folder in the left-most pane of the "Save..." or "Save As..." dialog box. This should expose your Documents folder.

Click here for a picture of the MS Word for Mac 2011 Save dialog box

Also: play with the set of icons just to the right of the left and right arrows (triangles, really) just above the left-most pane of this dialog box.

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