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2. The Word Workspace > 13. Build a Better MRU

Build a Better MRU

Summon more than your nine most recently used files at the touch of a button with this hack.

When you work in Word, you often need to access files you were using earlier. To help you, Word provides a list of the most recently used files: the MRU, which appears by default at the bottom of the File menu.

How Word’s MRU Works

Barring any action on your part, Word automatically adds files to the MRU when you do the following:

  • Open an existing document.

  • Save a file for the first name.

  • Use the Save As command to save a file under a different name.

Tip

When you open a file from a macro, you can use the AddToRecentFiles property to prevent Word from adding it to the MRU:

Documents.Open FileName:="Foo.doc",_
    AddToRecentFiles:=False

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