How to Start an Office 2013 Application in Windows 7

By Faithe Wempen

The most straightforward way to start an Office application is to select it from the Windows 8 Start screen. These instructions are for opening and closing Office 2013 applications for Windows 7 users.

  1. Click the Start button.

    The Start menu opens.

  2. Click All Programs.

    A list of all installed applications appears. Some of the applications are organized into folders.

  3. Click the Microsoft Office folder.

    A list of the Microsoft Office 2013 applications appears.

  4. Click Microsoft Excel 2013.

    The Excel application opens.

  5. Click the Close (X) button in the upper-right corner of the Excel window.

    The Excel application window closes.

  6. Repeat Steps 1–3 (choose Start→All Programs→Microsoft Office) to reopen the Microsoft Office folder on the Start menu.

  7. Click Microsoft PowerPoint 2013.

    The PowerPoint application opens.

  8. Click the Close (X) button in the upper-right corner of the PowerPoint window.

    The PowerPoint application window closes.

  9. Click the Start button.

  10. Type Word.

    The Start menu is filtered to show applications that contain those letters in their names.

  11. From the list of applications that appears, click Microsoft Word 2013.

    The Word application opens.