Tuesday Tech Tip: Last Opened Document Shortcut

Word logoThis 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.

August 13th, 2013 by