Clear recently used file list in MS Word
Posted in Windows XP by Community Submission
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 normal.dot and delete it. Open word again and everything should be back to normal!