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Word 2007 Resources
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Erstwhile File Menu
The Office Button replaces the file menu present in previous versions of Word, and provides access to functionality common to all Office applications, including but not limited to opening, saving, printing, and sharing a file. Commands are listed on the left, and on the right appear recently opened documents. If you can't see a list of recently opened documents it could be that you have a menu selected on the left. If this is the case, just move the cursor away from that menu to deselect it.
As you open more documents, the list of recently opened documents grows; the more recent ones appear at the top. As you can imagine, the older ones will eventually disappear from this list. You can however 'pin' a document to the list so that it always appears there, no matter how big the list gets. Simply click the pushpin to the right of the document name and the file is pinned. To 'unpin' it, just click on the pushpin again.
Commands listed under the Office Button affect the whole document and the application - from here you can edit Word options (similar to preferences in previous versions) and you can also exit the application.