Recent Items list while "Offline"
For me, "recent items" only shows a list of recently edited documents if I am connected to the Internet. (I think this is an Office 365 thing). But there's no reason this should be so, Word should be able to tally a list of recently edit documents with no external connection. Actually, it is frustrating that Office 365 is so intrusive as to require this.
Todd Blevins commented
Now Microsoft Word for Mac (updated Version 16.29) purged my lists of recent documents too. The interface requests that I login to a Microsoft account in order to have this basic functionality back in the desktop application: a completely unnecessary, disruptive change to Word. Please provide offline access to all "Open Recent" lists again. No one wants to have a superfluous, invasive Microsoft account in order to do basic desktop publishing.