How to Open Word 2007 from the Start Button

By Dan Gookin

Without fail, the place to start Word 2007 is at the fabled Start button. It may not be the coolest way to start Word, but it’s consistent and reliable — a good tool to have when you need to create a document.

  1. Click the Start button.


    This displays the Start menu.

  2. Choose Word from the All Programs menu.


    If you can’t find Word on the All Programs menu, look for a submenu named Microsoft Office or Office 12 or even Office 2007. Word may be lurking on that submenu.

Behold! Word starts! Watch in amazement as your computer whizzes and whirs. Before too long, Word appears on the computer’s monitor, trying hard to be friendly and inviting.