customize open/save as dialog in office 2000 and XP

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Shotokhaan

Guest
#1
customize open/save as dialog in office 2000 and XP - make your own shortcuts do often needed directories

1.) For Office 2000 and Office XP
2.) In Office XP you don't really need this tweak, because you can do it in with the built in options
3.) You can copy the text paste it in notepad and save it as *.reg
4.) Then change the code marked in red (show/hide,path,description,size)
5.) with double click you apply it to the registry (you can do it also manually in the registry)
6.) all behind ; are comments

7.) i am sure someone on this board knows how to customize the standard windows open/save dialog which all programs use
(i.e. winamp, ..) - i did dive into the registry but didn't find anything related to this
if you know please reply or send me a PM thx

; >>>>>>>>>>>>> CODE START
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

; NOTE : this is for Office 2000 - for Office XP simply replace 9.0 with 10.0
; NOTE : There are max. 5 possible entries including the standardPlaces so you have to hide those you don't need

; Hide Network in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\StandardPlaces\Publishing]
"Show"=dword:0

; Hide Recent in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\StandardPlaces\Recent]
"Show"=dword:0

; Hide Favourites in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\StandardPlaces\Favourites]
"Show"=dword:0

; Show Desktop in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\StandardPlaces\Desktop]
"Show"=dword:1

; Show My Files in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\StandardPlaces\MyDocuments]
"Show"=dword:1

; Define own Shortcuts in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\UserDefinedPlaces\Places1]
"Name"="F | - SECURE\FILES"
"Path"="f:\\icm\\rhq\\secure\\files\\"

; Define own Shortcuts in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\UserDefinedPlaces\Places2]
"Name"="F | - FILES"
"Path"="f:\\icm\\rhq\\files\\"

; Define own Shortcuts in Open/Save as Dialog Office 2000
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places\UserDefinedPlaces\Places3]
"Name"="C | DOWNLOADS"
"Path"="C:\\Downloads"

; Size of the Icons displayed - 1 = big symbols - 0 = small symbols (the you have 10 shortcuts)
[Hkey_Current_User\Software\Microsoft\Office\9.0\Common\Open Find\Places]
"ItemSize"=dword:0

; >>>>>>>>>>>>> CODE END
 
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Dirk Diggler

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#2
Sorry about the long post, but the link wouldn't work:-

This is my all time most favourite tweak. Why, because 24 hours before starting it, I new nothing about "ADM's" and I was awake for 36 hours or more writing it. Oh those halcyon days of my youth

Hi all,
did you ever want to change the Default locations to where you can save things too and open things from.
The default ones being:-
History
My Documents
Desktop
My Network Places
Favorites

These places can be altered from this address in the Registry:-
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ComDlg32\PlacesBar

If the Keys "ComDlg32" or "PlacesBar" don't exist, just right-click "Policies" and choose "New" "Key" and call it ComDlg32, then right-click ComDlg32 and choose "New" "Key" and call it PlacesBar. With PlacesBar highlighted, go into the right pane and create five new String Values "Place0" through "Place4".

you can replace the default places by making/altering the Data in the String Value:-
Place0
Place1
Place2
Place3
Place4

Also, did you know you can change the "Open..." and "Save As..." places in Office XP. Also your not limited to just 5 places, you can have as many as you like.

When lets say "Word" is open, just click "File" "Open..." then make your way to a folder you would like on the Places Bar. Highlight it then click "Tools" and click "Add to My Places".
If you add a lot of extra places and don't like to scroll, you can right-click on the Places Bar and choose "Small Icons"
==========================================================================================================================

When you open a file and edit it, you then click "File" and "Save as". In the left hand side are the generic places Bill Gates thinks you want stuff sticking. Well most of the time he's wrong, so I've made this file to help you choose some places you might want.

P.S.
This is only for XP Pro users.

In GPEdit.msc there is a tweak here:-
User Configuration\Administrative Templates\Windows Components\Windows Explorer\Common Open File Dialog

In the right hand side is "Items displayed in Places Bar"
If you double-click this, you are allowed to enter your own 5 places.
There is absolutely nothing wrong with this other than it takes a while to get to it and then you have to type the full address of your new 5 Places.

My tweak will be instantly available on the bottom of the Administrative Templates list and there are 32 pre-typed places for you to click on. The above 5 places are here also, along with a tweak to totally disable the Places Bar.
All you have to do is Copy and Paste the information between the lines into Notepad, and save it as:-
PlacesBar.adm
and save it in:-
C:\WINDOWS\System32\GroupPolicy\Adm

Then just open up the Group Policy Editor and highlight:-
Custom_Places_Bar in the left side
and then double-click either
Dirk's PlacesBar
Choose_your_own_PlacesBar or the ever popular
NoPlacesBar
Then just take your pick, here you go:-

---------------Begin Copy and Paste-------------------------------------
; Dirk's PlacesBar
; Dirk Diggler
; Created: 23.05.2002

CLASS USER
CATEGORY Custom_Places_Bar
#if version >= 4
EXPLAIN Comdlg_Help
#endif

KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Comdlg32"

POLICY Choose_your_own_PlacesBar

KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32\Placesbar"

#if version >= 4
SUPPORTED SUPPORTED_WindowsXP
#endif

EXPLAIN "When you open a file,any file and alter it in some way, you then click FILE [top left of Toolbar] and SAVE AS.

In the left hand side of the SAVE AS dialog box are the places Bill Gates thinks you want stuff saving in. Well most of the time he's wrong, so I've made this tweak to help you choose some places you might want.

If you place a spot in the ENABLED button, you can choose any folder you like, just type in the full address of that folder in the box provided.

Putting a spot in either NOT CONFIGURED or DISABLED will leave you with the standard places."

PART Places TEXT
END PART

PART Places0 EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "Place0"
END PART

PART Places1 EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "Place1"
END PART

PART Places2 EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "Place2"
END PART

PART Places3 EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "Place3"
END PART

PART Places4 EDITTEXT
VALUENAME "Place4"
END PART

END POLICY


POLICY NoPlacesBar
#if version >= 4
SUPPORTED SUPPORTED_WindowsXP
#endif

EXPLAIN "Putting a spot in the ENABLED button will remove the Standard Places Bar, leaving you with no set places to choose from. You will have to manually search for the folder you wish to save the file into.

Putting a spot in either NOT CONFIGURED or DISABLED will make the Places Bar appear again."
VALUENAME "NoPlacesBar"

END POLICY

POLICY "Dirk's PlacesBar"
SUPPORTED SUPPORTED_WindowsXP
KEYNAME "Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32\PlacesBar"
PART "The boxes below will allow you to alter the SAVE AS and OPEN shortcuts" TEXT END PART
PART "Just click the down arrow and choose your new shortcut." TEXT END PART
PART "Position 1" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "Place0"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "All Users Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 25
NAME "My Computer" VALUE NUMERIC 17
NAME "My Network Places" VALUE NUMERIC 18
NAME "Favourites" VALUE NUMERIC 6
NAME "My Recent Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 8
NAME "My Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 5
NAME "All Users Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 46
NAME "My Music" VALUE NUMERIC 13
NAME "My Videos" VALUE NUMERIC 14
NAME "My Pictures" VALUE NUMERIC 39
NAME "Current Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 26
NAME "All Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 35
NAME "Documents and Settings" VALUE NUMERIC 40
NAME "Current Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 2
NAME "All Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 23
NAME "Control Panel" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "Current User StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 7
NAME "All Users StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 24
NAME "Recycle Bin" VALUE NUMERIC 10
NAME "Current Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 11
NAME "All Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 22
NAME "Fonts" VALUE NUMERIC 20
NAME "Templates" VALUE NUMERIC 21
NAME "Temporary Internet Files" VALUE NUMERIC 32
NAME "Cookies" VALUE NUMERIC 33
NAME "WINDOWS" VALUE NUMERIC 36
NAME "System32" VALUE NUMERIC 37
NAME "Program Files" VALUE NUMERIC 38
NAME "Common Files" VALUE NUMERIC 43
NAME "Administrative Tools" VALUE NUMERIC 47
NAME "Network Connections" VALUE NUMERIC 49
END ITEMLIST
END PART
PART "Position 2" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "Place1"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "All Users Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 25
NAME "My Computer" VALUE NUMERIC 17
NAME "My Network Places" VALUE NUMERIC 18
NAME "Favourites" VALUE NUMERIC 6
NAME "My Recent Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 8
NAME "My Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 5
NAME "All Users Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 46
NAME "My Music" VALUE NUMERIC 13
NAME "My Videos" VALUE NUMERIC 14
NAME "My Pictures" VALUE NUMERIC 39
NAME "Current Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 26
NAME "All Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 35
NAME "Documents and Settings" VALUE NUMERIC 40
NAME "Current Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 2
NAME "All Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 23
NAME "Control Panel" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 7
NAME "All Users StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 24
NAME "Recycle Bin" VALUE NUMERIC 10
NAME "Current Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 11
NAME "All Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 22
NAME "Fonts" VALUE NUMERIC 20
NAME "Templates" VALUE NUMERIC 21
NAME "Temporary Internet Files" VALUE NUMERIC 32
NAME "Cookies" VALUE NUMERIC 33
NAME "WINDOWS" VALUE NUMERIC 36
NAME "System32" VALUE NUMERIC 37
NAME "Program Files" VALUE NUMERIC 38
NAME "Common Files" VALUE NUMERIC 43
NAME "Administrative Tools" VALUE NUMERIC 47
NAME "Network Connections" VALUE NUMERIC 49
END ITEMLIST
END PART
PART "Position 3" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "Place2"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "All Users Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 25
NAME "My Computer" VALUE NUMERIC 17
NAME "My Network Places" VALUE NUMERIC 18
NAME "Favourites" VALUE NUMERIC 6
NAME "My Recent Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 8
NAME "My Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 5
NAME "All Users Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 46
NAME "My Music" VALUE NUMERIC 13
NAME "My Videos" VALUE NUMERIC 14
NAME "My Pictures" VALUE NUMERIC 39
NAME "Current Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 26
NAME "All Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 35
NAME "Documents and Settings" VALUE NUMERIC 40
NAME "Current Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 2
NAME "All Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 23
NAME "Control Panel" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 7
NAME "All Users StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 24
NAME "Recycle Bin" VALUE NUMERIC 10
NAME "Current Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 11
NAME "All Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 22
NAME "Fonts" VALUE NUMERIC 20
NAME "Templates" VALUE NUMERIC 21
NAME "Temporary Internet Files" VALUE NUMERIC 32
NAME "Cookies" VALUE NUMERIC 33
NAME "WINDOWS" VALUE NUMERIC 36
NAME "System32" VALUE NUMERIC 37
NAME "Program Files" VALUE NUMERIC 38
NAME "Common Files" VALUE NUMERIC 43
NAME "Administrative Tools" VALUE NUMERIC 47
NAME "Network Connections" VALUE NUMERIC 49
END ITEMLIST
END PART
PART "Position 4" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "Place3"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "All Users Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 25
NAME "My Computer" VALUE NUMERIC 17
NAME "My Network Places" VALUE NUMERIC 18
NAME "Favourites" VALUE NUMERIC 6
NAME "My Recent Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 8
NAME "My Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 5
NAME "All Users Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 46
NAME "My Music" VALUE NUMERIC 13
NAME "My Videos" VALUE NUMERIC 14
NAME "My Pictures" VALUE NUMERIC 39
NAME "Current Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 26
NAME "All Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 35
NAME "Documents and Settings" VALUE NUMERIC 40
NAME "Current Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 2
NAME "All Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 23
NAME "Control Panel" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 7
NAME "All Users StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 24
NAME "Recycle Bin" VALUE NUMERIC 10
NAME "Current Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 11
NAME "All Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 22
NAME "Fonts" VALUE NUMERIC 20
NAME "Templates" VALUE NUMERIC 21
NAME "Temporary Internet Files" VALUE NUMERIC 32
NAME "Cookies" VALUE NUMERIC 33
NAME "WINDOWS" VALUE NUMERIC 36
NAME "System32" VALUE NUMERIC 37
NAME "Program Files" VALUE NUMERIC 38
NAME "Common Files" VALUE NUMERIC 43
NAME "Administrative Tools" VALUE NUMERIC 47
NAME "Network Connections" VALUE NUMERIC 49
END ITEMLIST
END PART
PART "Position 5" DROPDOWNLIST
VALUENAME "Place4"
ITEMLIST
NAME "Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 0
NAME "All Users Desktop" VALUE NUMERIC 25
NAME "My Computer" VALUE NUMERIC 17
NAME "My Network Places" VALUE NUMERIC 18
NAME "Favourites" VALUE NUMERIC 6
NAME "My Recent Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 8
NAME "My Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 5
NAME "All Users Documents" VALUE NUMERIC 46
NAME "My Music" VALUE NUMERIC 13
NAME "My Videos" VALUE NUMERIC 14
NAME "My Pictures" VALUE NUMERIC 39
NAME "Current Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 26
NAME "All Users Application Data" VALUE NUMERIC 35
NAME "Documents and Settings" VALUE NUMERIC 40
NAME "Current users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 2
NAME "All Users Programmes" VALUE NUMERIC 23
NAME "Control Panel" VALUE NUMERIC 3
NAME "StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 7
NAME "All Users StartUp Folder" VALUE NUMERIC 24
NAME "Recycle Bin" VALUE NUMERIC 10
NAME "Current Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 11
NAME "All Users Start Menu" VALUE NUMERIC 22
NAME "Fonts" VALUE NUMERIC 20
NAME "Templates" VALUE NUMERIC 21
NAME "Temporary Internet Files" VALUE NUMERIC 32
NAME "Cookies" VALUE NUMERIC 33
NAME "WINDOWS" VALUE NUMERIC 36
NAME "System32" VALUE NUMERIC 37
NAME "Program Files" VALUE NUMERIC 38
NAME "Common Files" VALUE NUMERIC 43
NAME "Administrative Tools" VALUE NUMERIC 47
NAME "Network Connections" VALUE NUMERIC 49
END ITEMLIST
END PART
EXPLAIN "Putting a spot in ENABLED will give you the option of choosing among 32 different places to save your files. Which in my opinion is a tad better than Micro$oft's stingy 5 places.

Putting a spot in either NOT CONFIGURED or DISABLED will leave you with the 5 places Bill Gates has chosen."
END POLICY

END CATEGORY
------------------------End Copy and Paste------------------------------

You can now choose between 32 set destinations, or choose any destinations of your own, or you can disable the Places Bar completely.

I have included a Help dialog to guide you through, even though they are almost self-explanatory.

If you have any problems with this tweak, just remove the PlacesBar.adm file from the ADM folder.

I have tested it thoroughly, it cannot hurt your system and its easily removed.

Enjoy
Dirk
 
D

Dirk Diggler

Guest
#4
Ah, but where's the fun and where's the knowledge gained by clicking a few buttons ;)
 
J

Jason Roberts

Guest
#5
Hi all.

This is also my all time favourite tweaks. I already have the registry files I made my self.

One of you say that I do not have to do this if I have Microsoft Office XP. But I did it anyway!

Where in the suite can I do this with Office XP.

Thanks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 
D

Dirk Diggler

Guest
#6
Taken from my post above:-
----------Quote-------------------
Also, did you know you can change the "Open..." and "Save As..." places in Office XP. Also your not limited to just 5 places, you can have as many as you like.

When lets say "Word" is open, just click "File" "Open..." then make your way to a folder you would like on the Places Bar. Highlight it then click "Tools" and click "Add to My Places".
If you add a lot of extra places and don't like to scroll, you can right-click on the Places Bar and choose "Small Icons"
-------------End quote-------------
 
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Shotokhaan

Guest
#8
well thx to dirk *atleastonewhoknowsit@LL* :D

i didn't know that it can be done with X-Setup (i'm quite new to this)

also with X-Setup there is the limit of 5

dirk's method overcomes this
but you have to go through "tha code" :cool:

thx all for the input

keep it up
 

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