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Old January 29th 10, 07:33 PM posted to microsoft.public.excel.setup
Gord Dibben Gord Dibben is offline
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Default Why does recent documents list keep defaulting to 17 docs?


If you hover over the "Show this number of recent documents" in
OptionsAdvanced you will see "fewer will be shown if they don't fit on

That may be the reason it defaults to 17.

I'm not sure.

Gord Dibben MS Excel MVP

On Fri, 29 Jan 2010 10:59:01 -0800, [email protected]

Have you tried Excel help, type in:
"Customize the list of recently used files"

"Adam P" wrote:

I keep opening up excel to find that my recent docs list is much shorter
because all the unpinnned documents have disappeared. I can reset this by
changing the option under the excel optionsadvanced menu but I would like to
know why this is happening and if I can change the default recent documents
list length.