Weekly Computer Tip # 248
24 October 2008


Create a new folder on the fly
(Office 2000-2007)

The average person loses up to six weeks every year searching for misplaced information at work. (The well-organised virgos with their music collection in alphabetical order being the exception.) Saving important files in neatly organised folders with meaningful names is a good start. But what if you are in the process of saving a Word or Excel file and then discover you don't have an appropriate folder to put it in? Well, you can create a folder on the fly and save the file where you want it.

Here's how:

  1. In Office 2007 click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Save As or choose the File, Save As command if you are still using an earlier version.
  2. In the Save in box, select the folder in which you want to create the new folder.
  3. Click the Create New Folder button in the right hand top corner. (Or Press ALT+4.) 4. In the New Folder dialog box, type a name for the new folder, and then click OK.
  4. Click Save.

You can also create a new folder beforehand by right-clicking anywhere in a blank area of an existing folder or on the desktop. Simply select New from the shortcut menu, and then clicking Folder.

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