How To Create Sub-Folders

Dear Computer Lady,

In the software program, Word Perfect, you create folders and then you can also create sub folders within those folders. Can sub folders be created in MS Word. I have Windows XP version. The folders are much easier to manage with sub folders because you don’t have all of these different folders on your documents listing.

Thank you, Peggy

Dear Peggy,

I agree with you that it is much easier to keep track of your files by creating folders and sub-folders. The good news is that it is easy to create those folders when saving files in almost any modern program. Just follow these directions using Microsoft Word.

1. Open Microsoft Word and create your document.

2. When you are ready to save your document, click on “File” and then “Save”

3. The “Save As” window will open to your “My Documents” folder.

4. If you wish to open a folder already in your “My Documents” folder, double click on that folder to open it. When you are ready to create a new folder, click on the small icon in the toolbar that looks like a small folder with a starburst over the upper right hand corner.

5. In the New Folder window, type the name for your new folder, then click “OK”. You can repeat this process to create additional sub folders.

6. The “Save As” window will now open up in the new folder. Type the name for your file in the file name box, and then click on the “Save” button.

You can also go directly to your Documents folder using Windows and create sub folders for future use.

1. Click on “Start”, then click on “Documents” (or My Documents)

2. Double click on the folder that you want to create a sub-folder in.

3. Once the folder has opened, right click on a blank spot in the window.

4. In the context menu that appears, point to “New” and then click on “Folder”.

5. A new folder will appear in your window. The name, “New Folder” will be highlighted blue.

6. Type a name for your folder, and the words “New Folder” will be replaced.

7. Press the “Enter” key on your keyboard, or click anywhere in the folder window to finish.


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