Word ducument not to show up in "recent documents"

I have a word document (actually a journal) and I would rather the document didn't show up in "Recent Documents" when I save it. Is there a way to make this happen? Are there any other security devices I can use so that these are relatively more secure? I know they will never be totally secure, but I would at least like to hide them somewhat. Thanks.
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browse to C:\documents and settings\cansevin\recent
find the shortcut to that file and delete it

replace cansevin with your windows login name
Kyle AbrahamsSenior .Net DeveloperCommented:
I personally like using axcrypt:

This will allow you to encrypt the file with a password and adds an additional layer of protection.  Note if you forget the password you will NOT be able to recover your journal, depends on how paranoid you want to be.

For no recent documents:

But this will do it for ALL of them.

You could write a batch file that updates this registry, opens your document, and then updates the registry again but you still need to hide the bat file and the word document.

If it's better security you're after, you can password protect your word documents in Word 2007 by clicking on the Microsoft Office Button , point to Prepare, and then click Encrypt Document.

You can open the document via a macro. The following code runs the normal FileOpen dialog box, but sets a critical parameter (AddToRecentFiles) to False:
Public Sub OpenLocalDoc_NoRecent()
    On Error Resume Next
    Dim fdFileOpenDialog As FileDialog
    Set fdFileOpenDialog = Application.FileDialog(msoFileDialogFilePicker)
    fdFileOpenDialog.AllowMultiSelect = False
    Dim vrtSelectedItem As Variant

    With fdFileOpenDialog
        If .Show = -1 Then
            For Each vrtSelectedItem In .SelectedItems
                sFileName = vrtSelectedItem ' InputBox("Type Path and filename of file to open:", "OpenLocalDoc")
                Documents.Open FileName:=sFileName, addtorecentfiles:=False
            Next vrtSelectedItem
        'The user pressed Cancel.
            ' do nothing
        End If
    End With

    Set fdFileOpenDialog = Nothing
End Sub

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