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In MS Word, by default, you can use:

Ctrl+F4 to close Word
Ctrl+W to close the current document

Is it possible to make Word close when you close the last open document?

For instance, in Chrome, if you keep hitting Ctrl+W you'll eventually close the last tab, which will also close Chrome. I'd like the same functionality with Word (and the other Office products) where I can just keep closing documents until I close the last one, at which point the application closes. Unfortunately, Ctrl+W doesn't close Word, even when there are no documents open.

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Doesn't word already close when you close all the documents? –  ardentsonata Jun 24 '13 at 21:26
    
No, Ctrl+F4 doesn't close Word, does it? I believe Ctrl+F4 is equivalent to Ctrl+W. But Alt+F4 does close it, of course. –  Andreas Rejbrand Jun 24 '13 at 21:31
    
@ardentsonata: No, at least not Word 2010. –  Andreas Rejbrand Jun 24 '13 at 21:33
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Perhaps you can look into writing a macro for this (close current doc, and if none exists then the app itself) and assign it to Ctrl+W. –  Karan Jun 24 '13 at 21:42

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Well, Not sure if it is worth the effort writing a macro or special code for this when ALT + F4 closes word with the last open word document.

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Yes, this seems to be the consensus. Thanks. –  Chad Jun 28 '13 at 15:29

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