Creating a New File

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

New files

Now that you've learned to open an Office XP program, you need to learn about files. A file is a collection of data, or information. When you open Word, Excel, or PowerPoint 2002, you'll notice that a new blank file conveniently appears, ready for you to begin working.

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

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

Important terms:
  • In Word 2002, a file is called a document.
  • In Excel 2002, a file is called a spreadsheet.
  • In PowerPoint 2002, a file is called a presentation.
  • In Access 2002, a file is called a database.
  • In Outlook 2002, a file is called a mail message.