Ok, while I hate propriety products, I understand we do need to use them. I work in a Windows school system, and we do use Microsoft Office. So I could pout, or find good tips on how to use it more efficiently. If I need to use it, I want to use it efficiently. That’s my motto!
So Lifehacker ran an article (http://lifehacker.com/create-a-shortcut-to-the-last-document-you-opened-in-wo-1079057182) where they showed how you could drop an icon on your desktop, change the target, and when you clicked that icon, the most recent Word doc you typed would come up. I do not know about you, but more times than I would like to mention I close a document and CANNOT for the LIFE of me find where I saved it. I try to use Word’s ‘Recent Files,’ but that’s pretty useless. Lifehacker shared some simple steps to achieve history. You create a shortcut to Word on the desktop. You right click it, go to properties, and in the target, you add a space and then /mfile1 to the end. Apply, ok, and you are golden. I already rely on this icon more than I even figured. Being the AIG learner I am, I tried this with Excel, but it did not seem to work. More trials ahead.