Access Frequently Used Documents in a Jiffy: MS Word

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If you have a few documents that you work on regularly, you can add the "Work Menu" to your Menu Bar. The Work Menu allows you to save a reference to your most frequently used documents for quick retrieval.

  1. Launch MS Word.
  2. From the Tools menu, choose Customize; then, click the Commands tab.
  3. From the Categories heading, scroll down and select Built-In Menus.
  4. From the Commands heading, drag the Work menu to the Menu bar (next to Help near the very top-right of the screen).
  5. Close the Customize dialog box.
  6. Load a frequently used document into MS Word.
  7. To add the document to your Work Menu list, click Work -> Add to Work Menu.
  8. Once a document has been added to the Work menu, you can open it any time by selecting it from the drop-down list. To remove a document from the Work menu, press [CTRL] + [ALT] + [-] (minus sign). The cursor will then turn into a bar. Go to the Work Menu and click the document you want to remove from the list. 

Note: Be careful when choosing which documents to be removed from your work menu, as the document will be removed from the list instantly without confirmation.

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