Quickly access recent documents in Word 2016 and Word 2013
Microsoft Word 2013 has a features that lets users to quickly access the recent documents from Office menu. These documents will be displayed just below the options menu as shown below.
Listed below are steps required to enable quickly access recent document feature and to specify the number of documents.
Step 1: Click File menu and then Options menu.
Step 2: In the Option window, click the Advanced Options then scroll down to the Display section
Step 3: Mark the check box with caption as “Quickly access this number of Recent Documents” and also specify the number of documents.
Step 4: Click Ok button for confirm and save the changes.
This is a useful feature when are you going to access certain documents quite frequently.
Clear recent documents history in Word 2016, Word 2013, Word 2010 and Word 2007
Microsoft Word users can clear recent accessed documents history using the option provided part of the Advanced Settings.
Click File menu, select Options from the list. In the Options window, click Advanced tab and scroll down to Display section.
Change the value for “Show this number of Recent Documents” to 0 to clear all the recently accessed documents in your Application. Microsoft Word 2013 users also need to un mark the checkbox with label as “Quickly access this number of Recent Documents”.
Recently accessed documents in Word 2007
The recently accessed documents in Microsoft Word 2007 are displayed when we click on the Office Button. You can access the Advanced Setting in Word 2007 by clicking Office Button -> Word Options -> Advanced
Then follow the same steps as mentioned for Word 2013 and Word 2010 to clear the recently accessed documents history.
Increase or decrease the display of recent documents
Word users can increase or decrease the display of number of recent documents using the “Show this number of Recent Document” option.
Also See:Retain favorite document in Word