Recent Documents

  Tazfan 22:48 28 Mar 2007

How does one stop recent documents showing in Office? I dont want everyone who opens Word etc, to be able to see what I have been working on. Im sure I have read of a way to stop Recent Docs showing.
Any help would be appreciated.
As always, thanks in advance for your time and trouble.


  lotvic 23:12 28 Mar 2007

In Word: Tools > Options > General and remove tick for 'Recently used file list'

Also don't forget that they will show up in Start > All Programs > My recent documents
you can remove them (it's just the shortcut you will be removing) by individually right clicking on each one and then choose 'delete' for each one in turn.

If you wanted you could clear by right clicking on Taskbar > Start Menu > customize and 'Clear List' of Recent documents.

hope this helps.

  Woolwell 23:15 28 Mar 2007

Word 2003 - Tools - Options - General Tab - Recently used file list - untick or set to 0.

  Woolwell 23:15 28 Mar 2007

lotvic types faster!

  Woolwell 23:19 28 Mar 2007

You can remove entries into recent documents by a registry change
click here

  lotvic 23:41 28 Mar 2007

that's a useful regedit, many thanks

  Tazfan 10:49 29 Mar 2007

Sorted as expected.
Many thanks guys, its appreciated.
The Reg Edit is handy too, thank you Woolwell.

  Tazfan 10:54 29 Mar 2007

Just been into the big hairy monster that is my Registry, and the change isnt as straight forward as I would like, so I am leaving that one well alone. If it was a simple change of exsisting Data, I would do it, but actually adding things is beyond my remit so I am shying away.

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

WPA2 hack: How secure is your Wi-Fi?

Add Depth Of Field to a photo using Tilt Shift Blur in Photoshop

iPhone tips & tricks

Les meilleures tablettes 2017