Application.RecentFiles Property (Word)

Office 2013 and later
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Returns a RecentFiles collection that represents the most recently accessed files.

expression .RecentFiles

expression A variable that represents an Application object.

For information about returning a single member of a collection, see Returning an Object from a Collection.

This example opens the first item in the RecentFiles collection (the first document name listed on the File menu).

If RecentFiles.Count >= 1 Then RecentFiles(1).Open

This example displays the name of each file in the RecentFiles collection.

For Each rFile In RecentFiles 
 MsgBox rFile.Name 
Next rFile
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