Changing PowerPoint's Default File Save Location

If you desire, you can change PowerPoint's file save location to something other than My Documents. If you are using Windows 9x, PowerPoint probably saves it to C:\My Documents, but if you are using Windows 2000 on a network, chances are that the default path is C:\Documents and Settings\User Name.Domain\My Documents. Of course you can change any of these locations by following these simple instructions:

Experience the other options to save as well, such as Fast Save and timed Auto Saves.

This tip comes from Steve Rindsberg who is president of RDP, a 35mm slide-imaging service bureau that specializes in PowerPoint output. RDP also does custom PowerPoint VBA programming, develops Web-based utilities, and creates Acrobat PDF-based interactive documents for the Web and/or CD distribution. You can find RDP on the Web at
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Date of last revision: 10 September 2001.