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How to Display the Location of a File on the Quick Access Toolbar in Office 2013


There are times, when working on an Office document, that you might forget where you saved the file. If you need to find out where the currently open document is located, you can use Save As to find out. However, there is a quicker way.

You can display the location of the currently open Office document on the Quick Access Toolbar. Keep on reading to find out how.

Open any document or a blank document in Word and click the FILE tab.


Click Options at the bottom of the options list on the left.


On the Word Options dialog box, click Quick Access Toolbar in the options list on the left.


To narrow the choices in the list of commands and make it quicker to find the desired option, select Commands Not in the Ribbon from the Choose commands from drop-down list.


Scroll down in the list of commands until you find the Document Location command. Select it and click Add to add it to the Quick Access Toolbar.


You can move the Document Location command to a different location on the Quick Access Toolbar using the up and down arrows to the right of the list of toolbar commands. We decided to leave it at the end of the toolbar, as it is wider than the normal buttons for other commands.

Click OK to accept the change and close the Word Options dialog box.


The Document Location box and drop-down list displays on the Quick Access Toolbar and shows the path to the currently open document.


If you can’t see the entire path in the Document Location box, click inside the box and use the arrow keys to move the cursor through the path.

The Document Location box also displays a list of websites you recently visited in Internet Explorer. Selecting a website from the list opens that site in your default browser, even if that’s not Internet Explorer.

Lori Kaufman is a freelance technical writer who likes to write geeky how-to articles to help make people's lives easier through the use of technology. She loves watching and reading mysteries and is an avid Doctor Who fan.

  • Published 04/22/13

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