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The bottom of the File menu lists the most recent files that have been saved or loaded in chronological order (the last file saved or opened appears first). This list of files is commonly referred to as the Most Recently Used (MRU) list.
After you start Word, if you want to open the last file saved or opened, you can manually click the first file listed on the MRU list on the File menu, or you can have Word automatically open the file when you start Word by either modifying the Word command line or creating an AutoExec macro.
To automatically open the last document edited when you start Word, use one of the following methods:
Method 1: Use the "/mFile1" Switch on the Command Line
Method 2: Use an AutoExec Macro
Article ID: 197849 - Last Review: January 23, 2007 - Revision: 1.1
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