Opening Documents

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The Open dialog box is your key to finding and retrieving Word documents.

To display the Open dialog box, perform any of the following actions within Word:

  • On the File tab, click Open.
    Open in Word 2016
  • Click the Open Open  button on the Quick Access Toolbar (if this button was visible). How to add this button in the Quick Access Toolbar, see Adding commands to the Quick Access Toolbar.
  • Click a document's link in the Getting Started task pane.
  • Press Ctrl+O.
  • Press Ctrl+F12.
  • Press Alt+Ctrl+F2.

Note: more details are available in the Open the saved document section in the Create, open and save a document lesson of the Create basic documents free course.

See also this tip in French: Comment ouvrir des documents.

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