Recently I have been playing around with MS Office 2007.
The new interface looks great, and by the time you get used to it, I think that you’d never want to go back to previous versions.
By pressing the round Office Button, which is located on the top left corner of each Office application, the “File” menu is being displayed. On the right side of this menu, there is a useful list of the recently used documents. The number of the “Recent Documents” to be displayed can be changed through the Advanced options. However there is no option to delete this list of files.
Imagine that you share a computer with other people, and you wish to view some private Office files, and then leave no trace behind. Well, I did a search on the Windows Registry, and found the keys that store these information.
For Word 2007, use the Registry Editor (type regedit on the Start->Run menu), and navigate to:
Delete some or all of the listed items on the right frame, and restart Word 2007 to see the changes.
This works with all Office applications, not just Word, simply navigate to the appropriate registry entry.
The image below is showing the Excel 2007 “Recent Documents” data on the Registry.