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Open Recent Office 2008 Docs by Date

Office 2008 applications like Word and Excel now list recently opened documents on a File > Open Recent submenu. Choose More from that menu, and you'll get a multifunction Project Gallery dialog. Click the Recent button at the top and then select a date range in the Dates list to find files that were last opened today, yesterday, earlier in the week, last week, and so forth. (The Settings pane in the Project Gallery dialog lets you set how many recently opened files show in the File > Open Recent submenu.)

 
 

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Moving Time Capsule backups offsite -- What's the best way to make a backup of your Time Capsule backup and store it offsite? (1 message)


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iTunes "Genius Sidebar" -- Closing the iTunes 8 Genius sidebar can occasionally be problematic, but readers suggest ways to disable the feature. 5 messages)


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Running iPhone apps on a Mac -- Is it possible to run iPhone applications on a Mac? Not currently, but it's possible in principle. 2 messages)


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