Weird Mac Microsoft Office question

Aug 12, 2008
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I just bought a Macbook and am making the transition after being a heavy PC user for many years. The one thing I have NOT been able to figure out is the following:

In Microsoft Office for Mac, when I try to open a new file in, say Word, the finder comes up, as usual. However, I can only sort my files by "Name" and "Date Modified." In the HD Finder, there is a wheel drop-down that has the option, "Show View Options." However, that wheel is not present in Word when opening an existing file, so I can't figure out how to add more sort columns in that finder. Does anyone have any ideas?

Thank you!

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