Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Post by UGF1b » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 01:28:04


I like the pre-2007 way of displaying an option in the upper-right corner of
closing out the document you are working on, but still leaving the program
open. In 2007, however, this isn the case, as the upper-right corner
presents only one x, regardless of how many docs are actually open at the
time. I did a search through this forum and came across the suggestion to
uncheck the option to how all windows in the taskbar.The problem there is
that while I do get the option to close out that last document, without
shutting down Word, only the current document is in the taskbar. Is there a
way to make Word show all the documents in the taskbar, and also, keep that
option of closing out the last document, without shutting down Word?
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Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Post by Suzanne S. » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 02:35:10

The easiest thing is to add the Close button to the QAT and use that to
close the document.

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Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Post by UGF1b » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 03:24:01


OK I did that. I still would prefer a dual set of symbols to click on in the
upper-right corner, because I'd have to either click on that QAT close window
all the time (unless I knew for a fact that I had more than one more doc
open), which after years of closing out docs in the right corner, seems a bit
unnatural. At any rate, thanks again for the answer.

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Paul

MS Office 2007
XP Home SP3
Dell Inspiron 1501
 
 
 

Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Post by Suzanne S. » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 05:19:35

I can see where it would be unnatural. I've had and used a Close button on
the Standard toolbar in every version of Word for so long now that it is
second nature for me--harder for me to think to use the X.

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Microsoft MVP (Word)
Words into Type
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Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Post by Graham May » Wed, 18 Feb 2009 15:25:38

Why not simply use CTRL+F4 or CTRL+W to close the active document? This will
always leave Word open.

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Closing out last Word doc, still leaving Word open

Post by UGF1b » Thu, 19 Feb 2009 00:25:01


I normally do use keyboard shortcuts--been using Ctrl+W for a while--but
when my hand is on the mouse for whatever reason, its nice to keep it there
and just click on something to get the job done.