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Learn to quickly preserve files and easily access your most used documents.
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The “Recent Files” list is a time saver, especially when you pin your most used document to the list.
When to use
Rather than searching repeatedly for your most used document or file location, use the push pin to lock it onto the top of the list. When the document or file is no longer urgent, just click the pin to turn it off.
1. There are two places to find recently used documents: Both are on the FILE ribbon.
a. File Ribbon, then HOME.
b. File Ribbon, then OPEN.
2. To keep your favorite Documents or Folders at the top of the list, simply click the Push Pin that appears when you float the mouse over the Document or Folder name.
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