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Old 06-25-2021, 03:52 AM
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In Word and Excel, when clicking on “File”, the first tag in the menu of tools at the top, the default option among the vertical items is “Information” (about the present file) whenever there is one already opened.
Can I change that to “Recent”, the next option? This would be the same default option that opens when Word or Excel are still empty, that is, it will display the list of recent files for me to open the one I want to work on.
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Old 06-25-2021, 04:27 AM
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To get Recent to ‘focus’ when clicking the File tab, go into Options > Advanced > Display > Show this number of Recent Documents > Change the amount to say 10 > OK.
Save a document, then shut down Word, reopen, then Recent should be what is focused on when clicking the File tab.
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Old 06-25-2021, 04:46 AM
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Thanks, Moonshine, for your reply.
But I did not make myself understood; doing what you prescribe I get "Recent" only if Word is still empty.
What I'd like is to get that same focus when there is already one file opened in Word and I need to open a second one.
Thank you for any further help.
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