Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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Working with Document Properties in the Info Tab
Finding and Linking to Additional Files
Another valuable option on the Info tab of Backstage view is found in the Related
Documents area. Because few of the documents we create today actually stand alone,
knowing where and how to access similar content is important (and can save you a lot of time
searching through folders and drives on the server).
Both selections in the Related Files area—Open File Location and Edit Links To Files—are
live selections, meaning that you can click them to move directly to the task you want to
perform. When you click Open File Location, Word 2010 will ask you to confirm that the
location you are accessing is a safe one; click Yes to continue, and Word 2010 opens the
folder where the current file is stored. Now you can look for additional files, open collateral
documents, or do the research you need to do. Perhaps, for example, you want to see what
tags have been assigned to other files in your document folder. When you’re finished in the
folder, click the Close box to return to the Word 2010 Backstage view.
The Edit Links To Files selection enables you to check, modify, and update links to any
objects you’ve embedded in your document. If you do not have other objects in your
document, this option will not appear. Clicking this selection displays the Links dialog box, as
shown in Figure 2-8.
Figure 2-8 Use the Edit Links To Files selection on the Info tab to review, change, and update
links to objects embedded in your document.
To learn more about embedding objects and working with links in Word 2010, see Chapter 18,
“Adding the Extras: Equations, Text Boxes, and Objects.”
Customizing Document Properties Display
The document properties shown by default on the Info tab of Backstage view are the ones
most commonly used by the majority of Word users, but your needs or interests might
dictate storing more specialized information about the file. You can change the document
properties collected and displayed on the Info tab by clicking the Properties arrow (see
Figure 2-9).
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