Opening An Existing Word Document

Opening an existing document is probably one of the most common tasks you will perform when you’re working in Microsoft Word 2010. If you are in Windows Explorer then it’s just a simple double click on the icon for the document you want to open, and you’re done. However, there will be times when you’re already in Microsoft Office Word and want to open a new document.

  • Open the File Tab
  • Click ‘Open’
  • Browse to the document you want to open.
  • Click the icon for the document
  • Click ‘Open’ (You can also double click the icon)

Opening a Word document

As a shortcut, if the document you want has been accessed recently it should appear in the ‘Recent’ tab that is displayed when you open the File menu.

Word Recent Documents List

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