Word Window, New, Open and Change View

If you're just getting started with Word 2000, learn the parts of the Word window in this free lesson.

Opening a previously saved file

You will spend a lot of time editing documents you created and saved at an earlier time. There are four ways to open a previously saved file.

To open a previously saved file:

  • Choose FileactionOpen (Ctrl+O).

    OR
  • Click the Open button on the Standard toolbarOpen file button.

    OR
  • The last four files you saved appear at the bottom of the File menu. Choose one from the list.

File menu with recent items

Remember: Save As allows you to save a document under a new name. This is important to do when you intend to edit or revise a document because you may want to keep the original.