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In previous versions of Word, I could close a document without closing the
program. In 2007, it seem to have only one [X] at the top right to close the
whole program. How would I just close the document without closing the whole
WORD program?
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From the FILE menu. Have you looked there?

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In previous versions of Word, I could close a document without closing the
program. In 2007, it seem to have only one [X] at the top right to close the
whole program. How would I just close the document without closing the whole
WORD program?



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I have some bad news for you: That's one of the new permanent
annoyances in Word 2007. The only workaround is to keep a scratch
document open at all times, and close that only when you want to close
Word entirely.

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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:59:00 -0800, Ron G
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In previous versions of Word, I could close a document without closing the
program. In 2007, it seem to have only one [X] at the top right to close the
whole program. How would I just close the document without closing the whole
WORD program?

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There are multiple options:
- Office button, close (you can also add this to the QAT via a
right-click on it)
- CTRL-W will close the file
- Office button, Word Options, Advanced, Display section, "Show all
windows in taskbar". If you switch that off, you'll get two Xs again,
but then you will only get one Word icon in the taskbar and not one for
every open Word document.

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"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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I have some bad news for you: That's one of the new permanent
annoyances in Word 2007. The only workaround is to keep a scratch
document open at all times, and close that only when you want to close
Word entirely.

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Jay Freedman
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On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:59:00 -0800, Ron G
wrote:

In previous versions of Word, I could close a document without closing the
program. In 2007, it seem to have only one [X] at the top right to close the
whole program. How would I just close the document without closing the whole
WORD program?


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You're right, I didn't look closely enough. But the question still occurs to
me (and I may ask Jensen if I see him in March): Why break something that
worked perfectly well before and was inoffensive? I can't recall anyone ever
complaining before that "I clicked the small X to close the last document,
but Word didn't shut down".

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Patrick Schmid [MVP] wrote:
There are multiple options:
- Office button, close (you can also add this to the QAT via a
right-click on it)
- CTRL-W will close the file
- Office button, Word Options, Advanced, Display section, "Show all
windows in taskbar". If you switch that off, you'll get two Xs again,
but then you will only get one Word icon in the taskbar and not one
for every open Word document.

Patrick Schmid [OneNote MVP]
--------------
http://pschmid.net
***
Office 2007 RTM Issues: http://pschmid.net/blog/2006/11/13/80
Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR):
http://pschmid.net/blog/2006/09/18/43
***
Customize Office 2007: http://pschmid.net/office2007/customize
RibbonCustomizer Add-In:
http://pschmid.net/office2007/ribboncustomizer OneNote 2007:
http://pschmid.net/office2007/onenote ***
Subscribe to my Office 2007 blog: http://pschmid.net/blog/feed

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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I have some bad news for you: That's one of the new permanent
annoyances in Word 2007. The only workaround is to keep a scratch
document open at all times, and close that only when you want to
close Word entirely.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:59:00 -0800, Ron G
wrote:

In previous versions of Word, I could close a document without
closing the program. In 2007, it seem to have only one [X] at the
top right to close the whole program. How would I just close the
document without closing the whole WORD program?





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Hi Jay

Jay Freedman wrote:
Why break something that
worked perfectly well before and was inoffensive? I can't recall anyone ever
complaining before that "I clicked the small X to close the last document,
but Word didn't shut down".


Good point. IIRC it was Microsoft that started to teach users not to
think/work application-centric (first start app, then open file in it),
but document-centric (double-click the document, and whoever "owns" that
data will gladly open up with it).

At least on a modern computer, an Office app will start pretty fast --
no need to keep it open all the time. [The AV tools is a different
thing, but they will kick in anyway when you open a file no matter
whethere the app was open before or not.]

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Ctrl + w does not work for me but Ctrl + F4 does

"Patrick Schmid [MVP]" wrote:

There are multiple options:
- Office button, close (you can also add this to the QAT via a
right-click on it)
- CTRL-W will close the file
- Office button, Word Options, Advanced, Display section, "Show all
windows in taskbar". If you switch that off, you'll get two Xs again,
but then you will only get one Word icon in the taskbar and not one for
every open Word document.

Patrick Schmid [OneNote MVP]
--------------
http://pschmid.net
***
Office 2007 RTM Issues: http://pschmid.net/blog/2006/11/13/80
Office 2007 Beta 2 Technical Refresh (B2TR):
http://pschmid.net/blog/2006/09/18/43
***
Customize Office 2007: http://pschmid.net/office2007/customize
RibbonCustomizer Add-In: http://pschmid.net/office2007/ribboncustomizer
OneNote 2007: http://pschmid.net/office2007/onenote
***
Subscribe to my Office 2007 blog: http://pschmid.net/blog/feed

"Jay Freedman" wrote in message
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I have some bad news for you: That's one of the new permanent
annoyances in Word 2007. The only workaround is to keep a scratch
document open at all times, and close that only when you want to close
Word entirely.

--
Regards,
Jay Freedman
Microsoft Word MVP FAQ: http://word.mvps.org
Email cannot be acknowledged; please post all follow-ups to the
newsgroup so all may benefit.

On Sun, 21 Jan 2007 16:59:00 -0800, Ron G
wrote:

In previous versions of Word, I could close a document without closing the
program. In 2007, it seem to have only one [X] at the top right to close the
whole program. How would I just close the document without closing the whole
WORD program?



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