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When I use Excel 2010 I always get two "crosses" in the top right of the screen. One to close the current document, and one to close the entire program. This comes in handy when I have multiple documents open. But this isnt the case when I have multiple documents open in Word 2010. Then there is only one cross in the top right to close the entire program. When I want to close a document when I have more documents open, I have to go to "File" and close the document I want to close.

Is there a way, or a setting, with wich I can add or select the "close this document cross" to Word 2010?

asked Dec 07 '11 at 03:15

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edited Dec 07 '11 at 03:15

Hi Beyond_Life- When you have multiple documents open in 2010, you can simply click on the X to close the desired document. All others should remain open (mine behaves this way).

However, to address your question, you can use the keyboard shortcut CTRL + W to close just the document without closing Word. Hope this helps!


answered Dec 07 '11 at 10:30

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Great keyboard shortcut. Didn't know that one Lauren. Nice.

(Dec 08 '11 at 13:13) ShockerSH ShockerSH's gravatar image

+1, Nice keyboard shortcut. Handy!

(Oct 27 '12 at 13:37) Steve Steve's gravatar image

You can also click ctrl+F4 to close a single document - same applies to Excel.


answered Dec 27 '12 at 03:16

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