If individual files list is what shows up, my suspicion is that the location of documents is that last directory i.e. you may not have a default location set, which is what I think Artemis is saying as well.
Take a screen shot or make a list of these settings at work:
Then at home try to duplicate the concept.
Select the “documents” line and try using the Modify button.
Change it, OK, OK.
I just tried it at work on Word2000.
I changed to point to C:\My Documents.
The original place was the root of the network drive.
It’s doing the job.
I saved a doc under the newly set place, C:\ My Documents.
Then I saved it in another place, some subdirectory well away from above.
I shut down Word.
Upon reopening Word, subsequent Open directed me to the original setting which I modified earlier, which is what I think you want, i.e. My Documents and not that second folder.
It did NOT default to the last saved directory.
The main view was that of folders list not a file list.
It works the same for me at home with Word2003.
Edited by tos226, 26 May 2005 - 11:48 AM.