Microsoft Office Word (version 2003 and earlier*) has a really handy built-in way to keep track of your favorite documents, but it’s mysteriously almost undocumented by Microsoft. The Work menu is similar to the Most Recently Used (MRU) file list, but it lets you decide which documents to keep (like a Favorites list) instead of keeping track of every document that you open.
*Microsoft Office Word 2007 does not include the Work menu, but it includes a new feature that lets you pin your favorite items to the MRU list.
Follow these steps to add the Work menu to Microsoft Word:
Adding documents to the menu is easy—just open the document and select Work, Add to Work Menu. Removing documents, however, is a little trickier.
To remove items, you have two options:
When you use either of these options, the mouse cursor changes to – and allows you to click and remove any item from any menu. Be careful not to click on the wrong menu item, though, or it’s gone!
While incredibly useful, this feature does have several limitations, which is perhaps why it's not fully documented as a feature. For example:
If you know about these limitations, however, you can work around them and make great use of this little-known feature.
For more information, just search Google for "Word Work Menu," and you'll find hundreds of opinions and articles about how to make the most of this feature.
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