Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Modifying Your List of Recently Viewed Files

Tom’s Tutorials For Excel: Modifying Your List of Recently Viewed Files

You may know that the keyboard shortcut Alt+F reveals your list of most recently used files.

You can press Alt+T+O to show the dialog box to modify your list of viewable files.

If you are using Excel version 2003 or before:
• In the Options dialog box, click the General tab.
• In the Settings area, make sure a checkbox is next to “Recently used file list”.
• Enter or scroll for the number of viewable files. In 2003 or before, the maximum is 9.
• Click the OK button to confirm your selections.

If you are using Excel version 2007 or after:
• In the Excel Options dialog box, click the Advanced item in the vertical pane at the left.
• Scroll down to find the Display section.
• In the Display section, find “Show this number of Recent Documents”.
• Enter or scroll for the number of viewable files. In 2007 or after, the maximum is 50.
• Click the OK button to confirm your selections.

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