Add common WebDAV folders to Open/Save As dialog in Office
By Kyle Hatlestad on Dec 28, 2009
I guess this post is more about a tip for Microsoft Office then it is Oracle UCM, but I was recently reminded of this handy shortcut.
When you click the Open or Save dialogs in MS Office, you're presented with a default location (like My Documents) along with a set of icons on the side for selecting other common places like the Desktop or My Computer. Any WebDAV folders that you've set up for UCM would be in My Network Places where you can drill down into that instance. But that can several clicks to drill into a folder that you commonly go to. And you can set up shortcuts on the desktop or in My Documents, but maybe you don't want to clutter those places.
There is actually a way to add new folders to that list of common location icons. First browse to the folder you want to add. Then simply hover the mouse over the icons and right-mouse click. You'll be given a choice to add that current folder.
And then after you add it, you can highlight it and again right-mouse click to move it up or down in the list.
I've seen this work in Office 2007 and 2003. Not sure how far back this option has been available. And obviously this can work with any type of folder and not just WebDAV ones. So hopefully you'll find it useful for other scenarios as well.