recently used file list in file menu not working and unreadable.

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Subject: recently used file list in file menu not working and unreadable.
Posted by:  erk (e…@mac.com)
Date: Sat, 4 Oct 2003

two problems, the first spawned the other, and both have taken hours=20
of time already (mostly in fruitless research) to try and remedy:

First problem:  the recently used file list in the file menu is =
displaying=20
the files by their whole "pathname" and not merely by their filenames. =20
As new system architecture pretty much requires me to save things in=20
certain nested places, this is INSANE.  the names are too long, and I=20
often have difficulty identifying my files.  Previous versions of excel=20
seem to have been able to only display the filename.. I've been=20
searching for how to do it in Excel X for months.

Second problem:  while trying to fix this, I recently discovered I can =
edit=20
the properties of these items in the file menu using the customise...=20
command.  I did so.  *NOW* I've gotten myself into a problem where=20
the top two items display the incorrect filenames and never change. =20
trying to reset the list by turning it off in preferences and then back =
on=20
does not reset these first two items.

I need ideas.  Can anyone help??  Thanks in advance.  -erk.

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