This is what I found out so far, just experimenting mind you. When I open word, I have the blank page, I then click file, then it opens to the recent tab and shows all my most recently visited/viewed documents. Then I scroll down to the bottom of said page and there is an option to check the amount of viewed documents. Mine was set to 4, so I changed it to 20 then closed out word and reopened. Nothing, still the same 4 documents. So I then went to my documents folder and opened up every saved document I have, only 10, then closed them all. Then opened up word again and clicked file and it opened to recent as it should, then the 4 documents plus the 10 I opened where all showing. Not sure how long they will stay in the recent tab.