We use cookies to provide you with a better experience. If you continue to use this site, we'll assume you're happy with this. Alternatively, click here to find out how to manage these cookies

hide cookie message
2,862 Tutorials

How to find frequently used files in Office 2007

What to do now you no longer have the toolbar

QUESTION I recently upgraded from Office 2000 to Microsoft Office 2007. The older version had a toolbar offering quick access to frequently used files and folders in Word, Excel and Access. Does such a feature exist in Office 2007 or Microsoft Office 2010? Owen Fallon

HELPROOM ANSWER If you simply need quick access to recently opened files, Windows 7's Jump Lists is a handy feature. Drag an application's desktop icon to the Taskbar to create a Jump List, and from then on every document you create in that program will be added to the icon's right-click menu.

You could also use libraries to group files from separate directories into one folder that’s accessible via Windows Explorer and program file dialogs. Open Windows Explorer, right-click Libraries and choose New, Library. Call it ‘Office documents'. Right-click any folders you wish to include and choose 'Include in library', then select the library you've just created.

See also: How to fix everything: the ultimate guide to fixing technology

Free tech support in the Helproom Forum

IDG UK Sites

5 reasons not to wait for the Apple Watch: Why you shouldn't buy the iWatch

IDG UK Sites

Why local multiplayer gaming is rapidly vanishing: we look at the demise of split-screen and LAN...

IDG UK Sites

How Emotional Debt is damaging digital design

IDG UK Sites

How to update your iPhone or iPad to iOS 8: including how to install iOS 8 if you don't have room