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Editing a Discussion Server

Changes in networks occur all the time. It is possible that after you have been using the discussion capabilities of Word 2000 or Word 2002 for a time, the network administrator will notify you that your discussion server address is changing. If you need to edit the address of your discussion server, follow these steps:

  1. Choose Online Collaboration from the Tools menu. Word displays a submenu.
  2. Choose Web Discussions from the submenu. The Discussions toolbar appears at the bottom of the program window, along with the Discussion Options dialog box. (See Figure 1.) In Word 2002 or Word 2003, you may need to click on the Discussions option on the Discussions toolbar, and then choose Discussions Options.
  3. Figure 1. The Discussion Options dialog box.

  4. Use the pull-down list to select the discussion server you want to edit.
  5. Click on the Edit button. The Add or Edit Discussion Servers dialog box appears. Notice that all the information about the server is already filled in. (See Figure 2.)
  6. Figure 2. The Add or Edit Discussion Servers dialog box.

  7. Change the address (name) of the discussion server, if necessary.
  8. Change the name you assigned to the server definition, as desired.
  9. Click on OK. You will again see the Discussion Options dialog box.
  10. Click on OK to close the dialog box.

You should note that if you are already connected to a discussion server, you can simply click on the Discussions tool on the Discussions toolbar, and then choose Discussion Options from the resulting menu. You should do this in place of the first two steps in the foregoing; the rest of the steps are as noted.

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