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How Do I Move Word Files While Document Is Open?

Trying to move a powerpoint file or word file using the file -> move option on the upper bar. I am trying to move it from one folder to another on my mac.

*This is while I have the document open* When I try to click file->move, it immediately goes to “Microsoft Sharepoint” instead of asking me which file I want to move the document to.

Weirdly enough this problem only occurs when I am trying to move a ppt or word doc. I don’t have this problem for PDFs.

(P.S. I know that I can drag and drop and do all the other ways, I just am wondering why this way doesn’t work).

Would appreciate the help. Thank you!

Comments: One Response to “How Do I Move Word Files While Document Is Open?”

    10 months ago

    Word and PowerPoint are both apps from Microsoft and they have chosen to do something different when you choose File, Move than most other Mac apps. Instead of a standard save dialog, they are using their own special dialog that gives you access to things like Microsoft OneDrive.

    When I try it, I see Recent Folders and OneDrive. But I also see + Add a Place at the bottom left. There I can add OneDrive for Business and SharePoint. But I don’t see any way to add a local folder.

    This is either a bug or intentional behavior on the part of Microsoft. You aren’t doing anything wrong. The only workaround is as you suggested: to move the file in the Finder. And perhaps give feedback to Microsoft that they need to fix this problem.

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