Closing it All in MS Word

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If you are anything like me, you have lots and lots of documents open at the same time when you are working in MS Word. Hopefully, I have taught you well and you save your documents at the beginning and end of your work.

But wait, don't you hate closing each of those documents? It can become tedious, especially when you have to get them all closed to leave at the end of the day or when you have to close many sensitive documents before you go to lunch.

That's where the keyboard shortcuts come into play. Follow the steps below to learn how:

  • In MS Word when you are ready to close up shop, depress your Shift key and keep it depressed and then click on File.
  • You will notice a command that says Save All. That command is not visible if you do not employ the Shift key.  
  • Just above that command, you will notice another one that says Close All.

The commands work pretty much as you would expect -- no big surprises. And they leave MS Word open and running for you.

Less time -- fewer keystrokes!

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