New File

If you need help opening the new files Office 2000 has available, use this free lesson as your handy guide.

Creating a new file

When you start Microsoft Word 2000 or Excel 2000, it automatically creates a new document or spreadsheet, ready for you to start working.

Documents, spreadsheets, presentations, and databases are preformatted. These predetermined settings are called default settings.

When you start Microsoft PowerPoint or Access, a New Presentation or New Database dialog box pops up.

New Access database dialog box.

New powerpoint presentation dialog box.

Important pointFor now, click Cancel. This topic will be covered in more detail in PowerPoint 2000 and Access 2000 tutorials.

Important pointProceed using any of the two methods described on the previous page.