Creating a New File

If you need help opening the new files Office 2003 has available, use this free lesson as your handy guide.

New files

Now that you've learned to open an Office 2003 program, you need to learn about files. A file is a collection of data, or information. When you open Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2003, you'll notice that a new blank file conveniently appears, ready for you to begin working.

The more you work with Office 2003, the more files you will create.

Creating a new file follows a similar process in most Office 2003 programs.

Important terms:

  • In Word 2003, a file is called a document.
  • In Excel 2003, a file is called a workbook.
  • In PowerPoint 2003, a file is called a presentation.
  • In Access 2003, a file is called a database.
  • In Outlook 2003, a file is called a mail message.