Recently Used Documents In Word 2007

If you use Microsoft Word, you have probably seen the list of documents that appear at the bottom of the File menu. You recently opened these Word documents. This list offers a quick way for you to access files (similar to the My Recent Documents on the Windows XP Start Menu).

Word 2007 maintains a default number of files in this list. If you frequently use this list to open files, you can increase the number of documents that appear in the list using the steps listed below.

To increase or decrease the number of documents in the Recent Documents list:

  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button and select Word Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Beside the Show this number of Recent Documents option, select the number of files you want Word to keep in the list.

Note, if you select zero, Word will not display any files in the list.

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  • Carol Bakelaar

    I’ve been enjoying and using your tips for quite a while. Recently the Edit dropdown command has disappeared from my menu bar in MSWord 2000. Can u help me get it back?

  • Anton Kokin

    Hello Carol.
    You can restore your menu “Edit”. However, it can’t work in MSWord2000, but try it.Go to menu Tools => Customize. Will open window. Go to sheet “Toolbars”. Into field Toolbars find and select “Menu bar”. Then push button “Reset”. And click OK. Your menu Edit will on the toolbar.
    Sincerely, Anton Kokin.