Opening Files In Word 365 – A Refresher

Yes, I know it is one of the most basic things that we do in Word, but believe it or not, there are folks among us who can benefit from this information, perhaps even you!

Follow the steps below to learn how:

  1. Click the File tab, select Open or press Ctrl + O (you know I love a good shortcut!).
  2. You should now see the Open window, which will list the files you have recently opened as well as files you
    pinned to the Recent list.
  3. If you see the name of the file you would like to open on the Recent list, click on it.
  4. If the name is not on the list, go to Step 3 below. Click the location — This PC, OneDrive, a network folder — where the file is located. Click This PC if the file is located on your computer.
  5. Select the folder where your file is stored.
  6. If the folder is not shown in the Open window, click the Browse button and select the
    folder in the Open dialog.
  7. The Open dialog box will appear.
  8. Select your file.
  9. Click Open.

Your file opens.  Now you have the full skinny on opening files!



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