One of the new features of Mac’s latest OSX operating system is the ability to reopen windows when an application is launched. So if you have three documents open in Pages then you shut it down and reopen these same three documents would be opened again. What a drag! Fortunately you can turn off this functionality very simply from System Preferences – there are more details on this on the Mactip website.
However, surprise, surprise, Microsoft Office for Mac doesn’t follow this convention and even after you have set this option in System Preferences Office still continues to reopen old documents. If you are comfortable with using Terminal (and this tip really is very simple – just a quick cut and paste) then it is possible to stop Office reopening documents too. Head over to French Guys for full details on how to stop this annoying functionality.