Remove recent document name from Word 2000 File menu

Microsoft Word 2000 keeps a list of its most recently used documents in the File menu. To remove the reference to it, do the following: Press Ctrl+Alt+ – (the hyphen).

Your mouse pointer will turn into a horizontal line. Click File, and then click the document name you wish to disappear. It will be removed from the File menu but won’t harm your document.

Be careful: If you click wrong, you could delete a command from your File menu. If you make a mistake, you can reinstate a command by clicking Tools, then Customize, then Commands and find the command to drag back to the File menu.