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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
    Keller, Texas
    2017 27" iMac, 10.5" iPad Pro, iPhone 6s+, iPhone 7+, Numerous iPods, High Sierra
    System Preferences, General. Remove the check from the box that says: "Restore Windows......................"

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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini (Late 2014) 2.6GHz Intel Core i5 Memory: 8GB 1600MHz DDR3
    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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