3 Ways to Quickly Open Your Frequently Used Documents in Word

In today’s article, we are thrilled to share 3 ways with you as to quickly open your frequently used documents in Word.

Generally, to open a Word document, we will go to the target folder first. And the procedure is much the same when open a document in Word. We would click “Open” command on “File” menu to trigger the open window. But the “Open” window only displays the folder you visit last time. This is certainly not convenient.

Bellowing are 3 solutions devoted to solve such an issue.

Method 1: Visit the “Recent Documents” List

The most used method is to resort to the “Recent Document” list for the document we opened last time. Speaking of which, we have discussed it in one of our previous article. You can refer to this link: 4 Quick Tips to Access Your Recent Word Documents

Method 2: Quickly Go to a Specific Folder

  1. First thing, click “Developer” tab.
  2. Then click “Visual Basic” to open VBA editor. In case you prefer the shortcut way, press “Alt+ F11”.Click "Developer"->Click "Visual Basic"
  3. Next if there are already modules under the “Normal” project, double click it to bring out the editing area on the right side. If not, click “Insert” and choose “Module” to create one.Click "Normal"->Click "Insert"->Click "Module"
  4. Now paste the following codes on the editing space:
Sub GoToSpecificFolder()
  Dim dlgFileOpen As Dialog
 
  Word.ChangeFileOpenDirectory ("C:\Users\Public\Documents\New folder")
 
  Set dlgFileOpen = Dialogs(wdDialogFileOpen)
  With dlgFileOpen
    .Name = "*.*"
    .Show
  End With
End Sub
  1. Click “Run” button or press “F5”.Paste codes->Click "Run"
  2. In the “Open” window prompting, you can see the folder path is set as “C:\Users\Public\Documents\New folder”. Select your document and click “Open”.Prompt of "Open" window

You can modify the macro by changing the directory location to a more meaningful one.

Method 3: Auto Open a Specific Document

Sometimes, we will have to frequently visit the same document on a regular basis. Thus, to have it open immediately can be a great convenience. There is a way to pin it on the recent file list. But that’s not our focus today.

Install and run the bellowing macro with the same instructions in method 1:

Sub AutoExec()
  Dim strButtonValue As String
  Dim strDocName As String
 
  strDocName = "C:\Users\Public\Documents\New folder\Test\DataNumen Word Repair 03 - 23 - 2017.docx"
  strButtonValue = MsgBox("Do you want to open " & vbCr & strDocName & "?", vbYesNo)
  If strButtonValue = vbYes Then
    Documents.Open strDocName
  End If
End Sub

The “C:\Users\Public\Documents\New folder\Test\DataNumen Word Repair 03 – 23 – 2017.docx” refers to the name of a sample file. Remember to replace it with your own one.

This macro will run automatically every time you open Word. As a consequence, there is a confirmation message such as bellow:Confirmation message

Click “Yes” or “No” as required.

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Author Introduction:

Vera Chen is a data recovery expert in DataNumen, Inc., which is the world leader in data recovery technologies, including xls repair and pdf repair software products. For more information visit www.datanumen.com

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