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Remove files from the Recent List in Office 2010 Applications


One enhancement Microsoft made in Office 2010 is the ability to remove individual files from the Recent Presentations list on the File menu. To remove a file from the list:

  1. Click the File tab then click Recent from the menu.
  2. Right-click the file you’d like to remove from the list and choose Remove from List as shown in the example below:
Remove File from Recent List - PowerPoint 2010
Remove File from Recent List - PowerPoint 2010

It’s as easy as that! Removing a file from the list deletes the pointer to the file, not the actual file.

Unfortunately, this option is not available in Office 2007. You can, however, remove all the files from the list in Office 2007 (and 2010) applications. Here’s how to do it in PowerPoint 2007/2010:

  1. Click the PowerPoint 2007 Office button or PowerPoint 2010 File tab.
  2. Click the PowerPoint Options button (PP 2007) or the Option button (PP 2010)
  3. Click the Advanced link and scroll to the Displaysection.

    Changing the number of Recent Documents - PowerPoint 2010
  4. Use the Show this number of Recent Documents spin arrows (up and down arrows) to change the value. The default value for PP 2007 is 17 documents, and 25 documents for PP 2010.
  5. Click OK when you’re done.

If you have questions, please leave me a comment. I’d love to hear from you!

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Windows 7 Snap Feature

Do you ever have the need to work with multiple programs at a time? It’s pretty common to do so; in fact, that’s one reason people purchase wide-screen monitors or work with multiple monitors at one time.

I love the Snap feature in Windows 7 that allows you to snap a window to the left or right side of the screen. I use the Snap feature a lot when I want to work with two windows (could be a program or a document) side by side.

To snap a window to the left side of your screen, point to it’s title bar and drag it to the left. Once your mouse reaches the left side of the screen, the window is snapped into place, taking up half your screen space. When positioning your mouse to drag, I suggest you place it as far left as possible on the title bar so you don’t have to drag far.

Use the same procedure to snap a window to the right side of your screen, except point your mouse on the right side of the window’s title bar and drag to the right. When the window snaps to the right, you’ll have two equally-sized windows side by side. Here’s an example of two snapped windows.


Side by Side Windows
Side by Side Windows

And here’s a Windows Web site with a short video showing you how to do it:

Have fun!