This week’s tip comes to us courtesy of How To Geek:
More often than not I find myself running Word and then just opening the document that I was last working on. Well, it turns out that you can create a desktop shortcut that will do both steps for you. Basically the shortcut command is the following:
“C:\Program Files (x86)\Microsoft Office\Office15\WINWORD.EXE” /mfile1
However, depending on your version of Word and where it might be installed on your computer, the command’s path may be different. To make sure you’ve got everything right, I suggest following the step-by-step instructions in the How To Geek post.
Also, I haven’t tested it, but I’m assuming that the same
/mfile1 switch would work for other Office programs such as Excel and PowerPoint. If anyone tries it please let me know how it works out.
Published by Michael Sauers
Michael Sauers is currently the Director of Technology for Do Space in Omaha, NE. Michael has been training librarians in technology for the past twenty years and has also been a public library trustee, a bookstore manager for a library friends group, a reference librarian, serials cataloger, technology consultant, and bookseller since earning his MLS in 1995 from the University at Albany’s School of Information Science and Policy. Michael has also written dozens of articles for various journals and magazines and his fourteenth book, Emerging Technologies: A Primer for Librarians (w/ Jennifer Koerber) was published in May 2015 and more books are on the way. In his spare time he blogs at travelinlibrarian.info, runs The Collector’s Guide to Dean Koontz Web site, takes many, many photos, and typically reads more than 100 books a year.
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