Launch Word documents the easy way

In your June issue you gave details of a macro that could be used to open the last edited document (Automate your Word document launch, p118). There is an easier way.

Right-click the Shortcut that opens Word and in the Target box type /mFile1 at the very end of whatever is already there, but outside any inverted commas that may surround the rest of the information there. The easiest way to do this is to press your key as soon as the Properties dialogue box comes up and then type in /mFile1.

This has the advantage that you can make two Shortcuts to Word. One that only opens a blank document and one that opens the file you were working on when you last used the application.

If instead of /mFile1 you type /n you can get Word to open with no document at all.

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