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    Is anyone finding that Word 2007 closes itself automatically when you close the last document. This is a real pain, I find myself having to start the application again and navigate to the correct folder again before proceeding.

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    Welcome to the Lounge!

    How do you close the documents? Closing them using Ctrl+W or Ctrl+F4 should leave Word open even when the last document is closed.

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    [quote name='philevans2003' post='776056' date='20-May-2009 06:58']Is anyone finding that Word 2007 closes itself automatically when you close the last document. This is a real pain, I find myself having to start the application again and navigate to the correct folder again before proceeding.

    Is there any option I can choose which prevents this from happening?#
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    Phil[/quote]

    Actually....I have the opposite problem. When I close the X in the main Word, Excel or whatever window to close the entire application down...it closes only the doc or worksheet that was open, so I have to turn around and click the X in the main window again to close the app entirely. There must be a setting somewhere if you and I are having opposite problems on this one. You close the last doc and Word shuts down entirely. I try shutting the whole app down and only the current doc shuts and I have to click the darn main app X again to get it completely shutdown. (And I do know which X is which in the right hand corner)
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    To exit Word, click the Office button and click "Exit Word".

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    Found an interesting blog post that appears to address these issues. The blogger, Linda Johnson, suggests going into Word Options, Advanced, Display, and unchecking "Show all windows in the Taskbar." I tried it just now, and it added an "X" in the inner (document) window (along with minimize and maximize icons). Clicking that "X" closes the document. I was unaware of this advanced option.

    Here's a link to the blog:

    http://www.personal-computer-tutor.com/blo...-word-2007.html

    I don't know Ms. Johnson, and I don't know if she has a presence here on the Lounge.

    Let us know if her advice helps.

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    [quote name='janbphd' post='776368' date='21-May-2009 18:04']... Word Options, Advanced, Display, and unchecking "Show all windows in the Taskbar."[/quote]
    For cross-reference, in Word 2003, this setting is under: Tools > Options... > View tab > Windows in Taskbar. However, it is possible that the two program behave a little differently.

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