Clearing recent documents list Word 2007


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Guest

How do I clear the recent documents list from the drop down menu in Microsoft
Word 2007? I wand to be able to delete documents from the list but not
delete the document from its folder.
 
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Herb Tyson [MVP]

You can clear the entire list by setting the number of recent documents to 0
(Office button - Word Options - Advanced - in the Display section, set "Show
this number of Recent Documents:" to 0.

To remove individual documents, you'd need to edit the registry. The MRU
list is here:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Office\12.0\Word\File MRU
 
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Graham Mayor

In addition to Herb's comments: You can use the following macro which will
reset the list to your preset preferred number of displayed documents:

Sub ClearMRU
Application.DisplayRecentFiles = True
listsize = RecentFiles.Maximum
RecentFiles.Maximum = 0
RecentFiles.Maximum = listsize
End Sub

See http://www.gmayor.com/installing_macro.htm
or to edit the list see
http://gregmaxey.mvps.org/Recent_Files_List_Editor.htm

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G

Guest

Thanks for your help. I just might look into macros in the future. Herb's
coments did the trick.
 
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G

Guest

Herb's suggestion worked. I'm still studying the macro thing, i.e. how to
insert a macro and where.
 

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