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Retrieve your most recent Word doc with the click of a mouse

Are you tired of spending time navigating to the last Microsoft Word document you worked on? Then check out this timesaving tip that shows you how to create a desktop shortcut that will allow you to access your document with the click of a mouse.

When you begin your workday, do you have to navigate to locate the last Microsoft Word document you worked on the previous day? If so, wouldn't it be nice if you could simply click on an icon that would access your Word document? Here's how you can create a desktop shortcut that will do just that.

After you finish working on your document for the day, save it, close Word, and follow these steps:

  1. Right-click the desktop. Go to New | Shortcut.
  2. If you're using Word 2003, enter the following code at the prompt:
    "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\OFFICE11\winword.exe /mFile1"
    If you're using Word 2002, enter this code at the prompt:
    "c:\Program Files\Microsoft Office\Office10\winword.exe /mFile1"
    (Note: Be sure to enter a space before /m but do not put a space after /m. Also, make sure you have the correct filename for winword.exe on your machine by performing a file search for winword.)
  3. Click Next and enter a name such as Open Last Doc.
  4. Click Finish.

Now, when you use your shortcut to open Word, it will take you straight to the last document you worked on.

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