Recent documents

How to show more:

Document image

By default, Word suite sets the number of recent documents to 25. You may change this number by following these simple steps:

  1. Click on File in the top menu.

  2. Select Options in the left bar to open the Word Options window.

  3. Select Advanced in the left bar.

  4. Scroll down to the Display subsection.

  5. Next to "Show this number of Recent Documents" set your preferred number of recent documents to be displayed.

Using the Quick Access List

You'll notice below this a checkbox item labeled "Quick access this number of Recent Documents." By default, this box is unchecked and is set to four documents.

Checking this option will display a quick access list of your recent documents in the left bar immediately under the File menu, offering even faster access to past documents.

Updated 20 May 2020
Did this page help you?