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Clear recently used file list in MS Word

Posted December 2002 by Steve Sinchak

To remove certain documents from the File menu, select CTRL | ALT | - (the minus key next to the zero key). This will change the mouse pointer to a thick bold horizontal line. Select the File menu and click whichever document you want to remove from the list.

BEWARE!!! This trick can also remove actual menu settings such as "Save", "Save As", etc. If this occurs (or you select the wrong thing), search the C:\ drive for and delete it. Open word again and everything should be back to normal!

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