Office Button In Word 2010

When Word 2007 was introduced, the Office Button revolutionised the old File menu characteristic of previous versions of Word. In Microsoft Word 2010 the Office Button has had another makeover.

The Office button is present in all all the other Office 2010 applications, albeit in different colours that identify those applications, and provides functionality common to all. Commands are listed on the left whilst the list of previously opened documents appears on the right. This is the default display, but the right hand side of the panel changes depending on the command or command category selected on the left. If you can’t see a list of recently opened documents, click on Recent in the left pane. Commands are file related (open, close, save, print etc) and also application related (Word Options, Exit).

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To return to your Word document, click Back.

word-2010-office-button-backA shortcut to displaying the Office button is to press the Alt button to display key tips and then press F. To return to the document, you can also save time by pressing the escape button.

Recently Opened Documents In Word 2010

As you can imagine, your list of recently opened documents will grow as time goes by. Space is limited, so eventually documents will disappear from the list. However, you can ‘pin’ those documents you think you will use often by clicking on the pushpin.

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Pinning a document makes sure that that document always appears at the top of the list. If there are several documents you wish to keep at the top, you can pin those too. To ‘unpin’ them, simply click the pushpin button again and the document will take its rightful place in the list, according to when it was last opened.


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