Get Microsoft Office help creating blank and template MS Word 2016 documents, opening existing documents, and converting files.
Word files are called documents. Whenever you start a new project in Word, you'll need to create a new document, which can either be blank or from a template. You'll also need to know how to open an existing document.
When beginning a new project in Word, you'll often want to start with a new blank document.
In addition to creating new documents, you'll often need to open a document that was previously saved. To learn more about saving a document, visit our lesson on Saving and Sharing Documents.
If you've opened the desired presentation recently, you can browse your Recent Documents rather than search for the file.
Word 2013 also allows you to open existing PDF files as editable documents. This is useful when you want to modify a PDF file. Read our guide on Editing PDF Files for more information.
If you frequently work with the same document, you can pin it to Backstage view for quick access.
You can also pin folders to Backstage view for quick access. From Backstage view, click Open and locate the folder you want to pin, then click the pushpin icon.