Office 2010
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Open Recent Documents

In Office 2003, this feature was listed as the Work Menu. It no longer appears in Office 2010, as the feature is integrated into the File button. The list of Recent Documents will list all the files you are working on. The push button will allow you to keep these files active and on the list. Think of pinning documents on a bulletin board they will remain until you decide to remove them.

Click the File Button / Recent

The second section lists the recent documents and the location of the document. The Third section includes the Recent Places. At the end of the screen appears the pushpin. To keep the documents on the list create a Favorites List by clicking the pushpin to the right of the file name. The documents will remain on the list. This is a great feature if you are working with the same documents.

At the bottom of the page there are two more options:

If you check the Quickly access box also increase the number of files you want displayed.
The opened files will also display on the left-hand side of the screen.
This eliminates the need to click Recent ...

Placement of pinned documents

Newly created documents will appear at the top and the numbers will be updated. The pinned documents will move down the list. Once they reach the bottom of the list, they will remain. One great feature, the pinned documents will be grouped together at the bottom of the list.

Click to unpin the documents 

Reset the Number of Displayed documents

The default number in Office 2010 is 17 documents. The number can be maximized to 50 listed documents.
Click File / Options
Go to Display section
Enter a value up to 50 / OK

Revised :  July 05, 2012

Sr. Arlene Callahan
Training Manager
Rivier University
420 Main Street
Nashua, NH 03060-5086
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