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Clearing your recently opened documents history in Microsoft Word

Q: When I open Microsoft Word 2007, it lists the last documents I’ve opened. How do I clear those entries? A: Microsoft Word, like many programs, keeps track of your most recently opened documents. That’s often quite handy, as you usually open the same document several times before finishing and moving on. But when you’re […]

How do I scan a document into Microsoft Word?

Q: How do I scan a document into Microsoft Word? I’ve scanned the document, and now I need to insert it into a document I’m working on. What do I do? A: Unfortunately, scanning a document into Microsoft Word isn’t nearly as easy as it sounds. Scanners work like cameras: They take a photograph of […]

Converting PDF files to Microsoft Word Files

Q: Do you know any web site where I can get a free program to convert a PDF file to Microsoft Word? A: Adobe created its Portable Document Format (PDF) system to simplify exchanging documents. When viewed with Adobe’s free Reader software, PDF documents look the same on different computers: Their formatting doesn’t change. But […]