Wish to clear the recent document list in your Microsoft word? If yes is your answer, then you have landed on the right page. In this post, I am going to explain how to delete recent document list in Microsoft word. This method will also work on the Microsoft Excel as well.
Whenever you open a new Microsoft Word or Excel by default, you will be presented with the list of recently closed documents. You can delete or disable this recent document list in Microsoft with some simple steps. By clearing recent documents list, you can get security from other users who may use your PC as they will not be able to know which files you were working on. The procedure is very simple and easy to implement. Simply follow the steps given below.
Steps To Delete Recent Document List In Microsoft Word:
Step 1: To get started, first you need to open your Microsoft Word file. Go to Start -> All Programs -> Microsoft Office -> Word.
Note: Here I am using Microsoft 2013 version. Hence the steps may slightly vary depending on the version you use.
Step 2: Now Select File in the upper left corner, and Navigate to Options from the left pane.
Step 3: This will now open up the Word Options Window as shown below.
Step 4: Navigate to the Advanced Tab in the left pane of the window.
Step 5: In advanced options scroll down until you find the Display area, and change the value to 0 under “Show this number of Recent Documents.”
Step 6: Click OK once done to exit the Word Options window.
Step 7: If you open a new word document now, the recent document lists will not show up as shown in the screenshot below.
That’s it. You have now successfully disabled the recent document list in Microsoft Word. Using this method, you can also disable the recent document list in Microsoft Excel as well.
If you encounter any issues while following this tutorial, do let me know using the comments section below.