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How to close all open documents or windows in Word

Author: Sun Last Modified: 2013-07-15

When you have numerous documents opened in one window or separate windows, and you want to close all of them instead of closing them one by one manually, are there any easy ways to get it done? Now, this tutorial will introduce the tricks for you to quickly close all open documents or windows.

Close all documents or windows by clicking Taskbar

Close all documents or windows by using Close All command

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If you want to close all documents or windows quickly at once, follow the steps:

1. Put your cursor on the Taskbar and right click on.

2. Click Close all windows, see screenshot:

3. Then it will close all documents or windows.

Note: If you have documents unsaved, it will remind you to save them one by one.


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In generally, the Close All command doesn’t show directly on the Quick Access Toolbar. You need to add this command icon to the Quick Access Toolbar first in order to use it easily.

Step 1. In word 2010/2013, click File > Options > Quick Access Toolbar. (In Word 2007, click Office button > Options > Quick Access Toolbar.

Step 2. In Word Options’ Quick Access Toolbar section, under Chosse commands from, select All Commands from the drop-down list box, and choose Close All command, click Add button and finally click OK to close the dialog. See screenshot:

After adding the Close All command to the Quick Access Toolbar, you can quickly close multiple open documents by just one click on it. See screenshot:


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Besides the above two tricks, if you have Kutools for Word installed, the Close All utility can close all open windows or documents by just one click.

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1. Pleas apply this utility by clicking Enterprise > More > Close All, see screenshot:

2. After clicking Close All, all documents or windows will be closed immediately.

For more information about Close All function, please go to Close All.


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