[LB6 actions] Recent files in Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016/365

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njr
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[LB6 actions] Recent files in Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016/365

Postby njr » Sun May 29, 2016 5:36 am

I finally got annoyed enough at Microsoft not using standard methods to record recent files in the Mac Office apps that I wrote some LaunchBar actions for them.

This requires Office 2016 or 365 (application versions 15.x). Earlier versions store their recent files in a different format so it won't work with them.

You don't have to use the actions directly; you should just be able to hit the right arrow after picking Word/Excel/PowerPoint in LaunchBar, if everything works as expected.

If they work for some other folks, I'll make more of an official release...

Here's the download.

You'll need to open each action separately as LaunchBar doesn't want to install 3 actions at once.
Last edited by njr on Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:15 pm, edited 2 times in total.

jordi
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Re: Actions to expose recent files from Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016/365

Postby jordi » Mon May 30, 2016 8:51 pm

They work fine for me. Great actions. Thanks!

Galain_LB
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Re: [LB6 actions] Recent files in Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016/365

Postby Galain_LB » Sat Oct 08, 2016 9:35 am

Excellent.

Tank you

njr
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Re: [LB6 actions] Recent files in Word/Excel/PowerPoint 2016/365

Postby njr » Sat Apr 01, 2017 6:12 pm

Version 1.0 is now out - download from https://github.com/nriley/LBOfficeMRU/releases (or with Action Updates if you have 1.0b2 installed).

Since I last posted, some changes:

Fixes crash with Unicode characters in cloud-hosted document names.

Adds a OneNote action.

Adds support for cloud-hosted documents (e.g. SharePoint, OneDrive) in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

Always sorts most recent documents first.

Adds support for automatic updates if you have the Action Updates action installed.


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