Access Favorite Word Files and Folders without Hunting through Directories
Do you have documents you use on a regular basis? Instead of navigating to the location of those documents each time, use Microsoft Word’s “pin” function to easily access favorite Word files and folders from within the application. You’ll save time by keeping your most used documents close at hand.
To pin a recently opened file:
- Open Word and choose the File tab.
- On the left, select the Open tab. Your recently opened documents will appear to the right.
- When hovering over the desired document, click the pushpin icon to the right of the filename and path. The pushpin will rotate to face down, indicating that the document has been successfully pinned.
That’s it! Three easy steps to quickly access your most used documents. The file you choose will remain on the recent document list until you unpin it (click the downward-facing pushpin). Even better, the same steps can be used to pin folders. For example, you can pin the folder containing all of your regularly used forms.
NOTE: This tip also applies to Microsoft Excel and Powerpoint applications.
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