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  1. #1

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    Aug 02, 2011
    Excel , Word and Powerpoint 2011 opening last edited file automatically with lion
    Hi ALL
    I did a clean install of Lion.
    Re-Installed Office 2011 for MAC.

    Now, everytime I open Excel, Word or Powerpoint it automatically opens last edited file.
    Does anybody know if it's a bug ? Anyway to stop this ?

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    System Preferences --> General

    Just know that it will impact all your apps, not just Office.

    Or just make sure to close the app window before you quit the app.
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  3. #3

    Member Since
    Aug 19, 2011
    Can you elaborate? I'm having the same problem, but the last file I opened is on a server I can't access leaving me without Excel.

    System Preferences -> General -> ?


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    Jan 23, 2008
    Fort Worth, Texas
    27" iMac i5, 3.2 GHz, iPad 3, iPhone 5c, iPhone 6+, 3 iPods, El Capitan
    System Preferences, General. Remove the check from the box that says: "Restore Windows......................"

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    Quote Originally Posted by schweb View Post
    Or just make sure to close the app window before you quit the app.
    And that can be done very quickly with a Commmand-W* followed by a Command-Q

    *or Shift-Command-W for Safari, for instance

  6. #6

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    Aug 19, 2011
    Thanks guys!

  7. #7

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    Feb 20, 2010
    Thanks for posting the solution -- an interesting decision by the OSX Lion team to include re-opening windows as a default. Clearly moving the O/S toward being more like iOS where there is no file structure, just apps and data. For me, it was really freaking me out to open a document from the Finder and then get a different document when the app launched!

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