Creating a New File

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

Creating a new file in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint 2002

There is more than one way to create a new file.

To create a new file using the menu bar:
  • Choose FileNew from the menu bar (Ctrl+N).
  • The New task pane opens on the right side of your screen, offering several options.
  • Hover your mouse pointer over your choice and click.

Word 2002's New task pane

To create a new file using the Standard toolbar:
  • Click the New button. New button
  • A new file appears.