Open an Existing File

Learn all about opening files in Office XP in this free lesson.

Opening an existing file

Once you've saved a file, you will want to open it.

To open a file:
  • Choose FileOpen from the menu bar (Ctrl+O).

    Opening a file via the File menu
  • The Open dialog box appears.

    Word 2002's Open dialog box

OR

  • Click the Open button Open button on the Standard toolbar.
  • The Open dialog box appears.