word 16 doesn't keep docs open in Sierra

Discussion in 'macOS Sierra (10.12)' started by anewman143, Oct 4, 2016.

  1. anewman143 macrumors regular


    Jan 18, 2008
    With Word 2011, I got used to keeping 3 or 4 documents open so that every time I opened Word 2011, those documents were automatically open. My understanding is that was part of Mac OS

    Jump to now - installed Word 2016 as well as Sierra - in the general tab of the system preferences, there is a check box that if checked, closes all open windows when an app is quit and will not restore them to open when the app is re-launched.

    So it is UN-checked on my system.

    But Word 2016 doesn't keep the docs open. I can re-open them under the "recent" item in the file menu, but I'd really prefer that the original functionality be there. Given that it appears to still be there in Sierra's system preferences, I can only conclude that Word 2016 doesn't obey.

    Or that I'm doing something wrong.

  2. anewman143 thread starter macrumors regular


    Jan 18, 2008
    I should add that TextEdit, for example, behaves properly. So not sure if this is a Word 16 issue alone, or some combo of how Word 16 and Sierra are interacting (or not interacting)

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