MS Office: Changing the default save location to your Google Drive folder

Did you know that you can change the default location for where Microsoft Office saves your documents?

By default, Microsoft Office saves all documents to your "Documents" folder, but if you're using Google Drive as the primary location to store all of your documents, why not just update your Google Drive folder to be the new default location?

Office 2011 for Mac

Word 2011 for Mac

  1. Open MS Word and go to the top menu. Select "Word" -> "Preferences".
  2. Choose "File Locations" and then click the "Modify" button while "Documents" is selected in the window.
  3. Navigate to your "Google Drive" folder and click "Choose".

Excel 2011 for Mac

  1. Open MS Excel and go to the top menu. Select "Excel" -> "Preferences".
  2. Choose "General" and the click "Select" beside "Preferred file location".
  3. Navigate to your "Google Drive" folder and click "Choose".
  4. Click "Ok" to save.

Powerpoint 2011 for Mac

  1. Open MS Powerpoint and go to the top menu. Select "Powerpoint" -> "Preferences".
  2. Click on the "Advanced" tab/icon.
  3. Click the "Select" button beside "Default file location".
  4. Navigate to your "Google Drive" folder and click "Choose".
  5. Click "Ok" to save.
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