In previous versions of Word we used "Shift" "File" and "Close all" to close multiple open files in Word or other Office applications, but in Windows 7 it is a little different.
After browsing the web for a while I had tried "Ctrl" or "Shift" while clicking the open windows, but nothing worked. Then I stopped searching and looked at the pop-ups on the screen which told me exactly how to do the close of multiple open files, rather embarrassing.
Here are the steps to closing multiple files in Windows 7:
- Highlight the application in the task bar,
- right click the mouse
- click "Close all windows" which is the last item on the menu
- Windows will ask you if you want to save anything that needs saving!