by Allen Wyatt
(last updated April 16, 2020)
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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