Opening Documents

Microsoft Word 2010

There’s more than one way to open a document.  If desired you can open a document as read only, as a copy (so as not to accidentally overwrite the old one).  You can also specify the application to open the document with (this is particularly useful for Web development when you can choose to open the document in an Internet Explorer window.)

  1. Click on File in the ribbon bar then choose Open. (Or press Ctrl+O - letter O, not number zero)
  2. Alternatively, you can select Recent from the File Tab to display a list of the documents you have worked on recently.

  3. Navigate to the drive and folder where the document is that you wish to open.
  4. Double-click on the document that you wish to open or click once on the file you wish to open then click on the   button: Note the following choices:

Tip: To open several documents at once, select the documents first, then choose Open.

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