Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Network Locations
Tip
Windows Live also includes a Windows Live Sign-In Assistant that you can install so that
you don’t need to sign in to Windows Live in the future when you save a document to
your online account.
Working with Network Locations
In the true spirit of Web and desktop integration, you can use Word to create, copy, save,
and manage folders and files that reside on a network, the Web, File Transfer Protocol (FTP)
servers, or in a shared workspace. After you create shortcuts to online folders (and if you
have the proper permissions), you can work with online files and folders as though they
were on your local computer. Of course, taking advantage of working with networks and
the Web implies that you are connected to a network or have a connection to the Internet.
The first order of business when you’re working with online documents involves configuring
your system so that you can access network places and FTP sites.
Creating a Network Location
Your first step involves mapping the network drive to specify to Windows the location of
the folder that will store the files. Although you can access documents and folders in
existing Network Places from within Word, you need to set up links to new network places by
using the Add Network Location Wizard.
To create a network place in Windows Vista or Windows 7, follow these steps:
1. Click the Start button then click Computer.
2. Right-click in the Computer window and then click Add A Network Location.
3. Follow the steps on the Add Network Location Wizard pages to create a link to the
network place.
After you add a network location, you can access documents and folders on the network
place from within Word.
Linking to FTP Sites
In the same way that you access other network places, you can add FTP sites to your list of
Internet sites, if you have access to a network or the Internet. You can also add FTP sites to
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