Recent Document List is a useful feature in MS Office products as it allows you to access your recently opened files quickly.

But this useful feature sometimes becomes a security concern if you are working on a system which is accessible to others, while your are away from it. For instance, if you are working on an office computer, then, somebody else may spy upon you and see the files, which you have recently worked upon.

The best option is to clean the recently opened document list.

How to do that ?

A few simple steps.

  • Open MS Word 2007 > Click the round Office Button on the top of the menu.
  • Click on the ‘Word Options’ button at the bottom of the pop up box.
  • ‘Word Option’ window will open. Click on the ‘Advanced’ Tab.
  • Scroll down to find the ‘Display’ group. Look for the ‘Show this number of recent documents’ to ‘0’ or any other desired value.
  • Save the settings.
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