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Windows 7: No recent documents for Word 2007

04 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional, 32 bit
No recent documents for Word 2007

I have several program icons om my Start Menu, and by holding the mouce over an arrow (not shure if this is the correct translation from Norwegian), the most recent documents opens in a "window" at left.

Suddenly no "recent documents" appear for Word, but it appears for all other programs.

Attached is screendumps from holding mouce over "arrow" at Excell and Word.

Does anybody how to turn on the "recent dosuments" for Word here at the start menu? When I run Word, the recend doccuments appear at the "Office button", on the top left.

Excuse my bad English.

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No recent documents for Word 2007-excell.jpg   No recent documents for Word 2007-word.jpg  
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05 Nov 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Perhaps you need to specify the number to keep - like this:
Customize the list of recently used files - Word -


  1. Click the Microsoft Office Button, and then click Word Options.
  2. Click Advanced.
  3. Under Display, in the Show this number of Recent Documents list, click the number of files that you want to display.
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05 Nov 2011   #3


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24 Sep 2013   #4

Windows 7 Professional 32bit

I am facing the same problem. The screen shot exactly matches my problem. Dont suggest the above suggestion as i have already done that and the recent documents are listed in winword application. But not listed in the start menu winword
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 No recent documents for Word 2007

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