Do you sometimes work on several documents? It can be frustrating accessing them everytime from a maze of folders! Wish you could open any work-in-progress document in a couple of clicks?  Well, the Work menu in Microsoft Word grants this wish!

The Work menu keeps a list of Word documents you wish to access readily. It’s like the ‘Favourites’ menu in your internet browser.  All you need to do is to get this Work menu onto your Word menu bar.

Here’s how to do it:

  • On the Tools menu, click Customize, and then click the Commands tab.
  • In the Categories box, click Built-in Menus.
  • In the Commands box, click Work and drag it to the menu bar. The Work menu gets added to the menu bar.

You can now add any open Word document to the Work menu list. Here’s more about your Work menu:

  • To add your current document to the  Work menu,  on the Work menu, click Add to Work Menu.
  • To open a document on the Work menu,  on the Work menu, click the document you want to open.
  • To remove a document from the Work menu:
    • Press CTRL+ALT+ — (dash key). Your cursor will change to a large, bold underscore.
    • On the Work menu, click the document you want to remove.

No more fretting over where you last saved a document, or a long series of clicks to fetch it. Try out the Work menu.  It could become your ‘favourite’!