How to Open a Document in Word 2007

By Dan Gookin

You use the standard computer command Open to fetch a document that you previously saved as a file in Word 2007. To grab a file from your disk drive in Word 2007 — to open it — you follow three simple steps.

1Click the Office Button and choose the Open command from the menu.

The Open dialog box materializes.

2Click a document’s name with the mouse.

The Open dialog box contains a list of documents previously saved to disk. Your job is to find the one you want to open.

3Click the Open button.

Word 2007 opens the highlighted file, carefully lifting it from your disk drive and slapping it down on the screen.