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    Old File Menu

    I recently had to "downgrade" to Office 2013 at work. Among the annoyances, instead of File, Open, you now have to do File, Open, Computer, Browse. Is there a way to switch it back to the old way or am I just stuck with this annoyance? It just seems like extra steps Microsoft is forcing on me to try to get me to use OneDrive.

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    Here are some tips for making Office 2013 work like previous versions of Office. Perhaps you will find what you need here.

    http://windowssecrets.com/best-softw...ture-showdown/

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    I've opened documents [2] on Word 2013 and when I go to Open it shows Recent Documents above what you are seeing with those 2 documents in the right column so it probably is relying upon the MRU/Most Recently Used list. The choice may not show if the MRU is off or set to 0/zero.

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    Go to File > Options > Save and check the option "Don't show the Backstage when opening or saving files". Then always use the Ctrl+O shortcut, which will display the Open dialog directly. The dialog will initially show the folder that you enter in the "Default local file location" box on the same Options page.

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