Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Displaying and closing the tab
Most Ofﬁ ce applications gather the ﬁ les you’ve most recently opened into a Recent
Documents list. (The list name changes depending on the application.) You can simply
display that list via the File tab, and click a ﬁ le to open it. However, the Recent Documents
list updates itself based on the ﬁ les you open. To ensure quick access to a particular
document, you can pin it to the Recent Documents list on the File
Open screen. To do that:
1. Click the File tab, and click Open at the left.
2. Move the mouse pointer over the ﬁ le you want to pin until you see the
horizontal Pin this item to the list icon, shown in Figure 2.22.
Pinning a ﬁ le in Recent Documents gives you fast access.
Click to pin
3. Click the Pin this item to the list icon. The ﬁ le moves above the line separating
pinned and unpinned ﬁ les, and the pin icon changes to a vertical Unpin this item
from the list icon.
Chapter 3 provides more information about using the File menu to open an existing ﬁ le.