Opening and Closing an Office 2003 Program

If you're opening Office 2003 programs and are unsure where to start, let this free lesson help.

Launching an Office 2003 program

To launch an Office 2003 program:

  • Click the Start button Start button on the taskbar.
  • Select All Programs.
  • Click to open the Office program you want to open, such as Microsoft Word 2003 (you may have to select Microsoft Office and then the individual progam).
  • Your chosen program opens, ready for you to begin work.

launching Word 2003 from the Start menu


  • Double-click a program shortcut (located on the desktop).

Word 2003 shortcut

Once you've opened a program, Windows 2003 conveniently places it on the Start menu for easy access.