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Picking Up in the Last Document Edited

As covered in other issues of WordTips, you can jump to the last place that you edited in a document by pressing the Shift+F5 key. In other words, open the document, press the shortcut, and the insertion point jumps directly to the last edit point in the document.

If you work on the same document quite often, you may like a little macro that opens that last file you worked on, and then automatically jumps to the last edit location in that document.

Sub OpenLastDoc1()
    RecentFiles(1).Open
    Application.GoBack
End Sub

Assign the macro to a shortcut or a toolbar button, and you've got a fast way to continue working wherever you were in your last session with Word. If you prefer, you can make one change to the macro that jumps to the end of the document, rather than to the last place you edited:

Sub OpenLastDoc2()
    RecentFiles(1).Open
    Selection.EndKey Unit:=wdStory
End Sub

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Stephen Norman Chase    27 Oct 2016, 18:16
Allen how can I make my IMac's 2008 MSWord app open with the last edited/used document instead of a blank document each time?
 
 

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