Opening and Closing an Office XP Program

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

Launching an Office XP program

To launch an Office XP program:
  • Click the Start button on the taskbar. Start button
  • Select All Programs.
  • Click to open the Office program you want to open, such as Microsoft Word 2002.
  • Your chosen program opens, ready for you to begin work.

launching Word 2002 from the Start menu


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

Word 2002 shortcut

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