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OpenOffice.org: A True List of Recent Files

Posted By April On April 25, 2011 @ 12:00 AM In OpenOffice | No Comments

We’ve all used a program’s recent file list at one time or another… but what OpenOffice.org has to offer is a beyond a recent files list in any given program.

While each program does contain a recent file list so does the entire suite of programs.

By that I mean when you start OpenOffice.org and have the initial welcome screen you can access a recent files list that contains any OpenOffice.org file.

I don’t know if you’ve ever given it a second glance but that initial screen has an Open button in the bottom left corner.

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If you put your mouse pointer over it then click and hold the mouse button you’ll find that a list of recent documents will be displayed allowing you to choose a file instead of a program to open.

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I was able to get the list to expand to 10 files and they were the last 10 files I had worked on regardless of which part of the OpenOffice.org Suite of programs they belonged.

It must be noted that the click and hold part is important since a quick click on the Open button will bring up the Open dialog box instead of the list.

I think that this little gem has a lot of potential.

Instead of opening a particular program then using the File menu to access the file you can kill two birds with one stone – open the program & the file in one quick move.

I’m liking the simplicity of it!

~ April


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