Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Additional Microsoft Office Programs
To Open an Existing Ofi ce File
Assume you wish to continue working on an existing i le, that is, a i le you previously saved. Earlier in this
chapter, you learned how to open a recently used i le through the Backstage view. The following steps open a
database, specii cally the Charmed Excursions database, from the USB l ash drive.
1
File tab
Open dialog box
With your USB l ash drive connected
to one of the computer’s USB ports,
if necessary, click File on the Ribbon
to open the Backstage view.
Click Open in the Backstage view
to display the Open dialog box
(Figure 80).
2
Navigate to the location of the
i le to be opened (in this case, the
USB l ash drive, then to the CIS
101 folder [or your class folder],
and then to the Access folder). For
detailed steps about navigating, see
Steps 3a – 3c on pages OFF 28 and
OFF 29.
What if I did not save my i le in
a folder?
If you did not save your i le in a
folder, the i le you wish to open
should be displayed in the Open
dialog box before navigating to
any folders.
Figure 80
3
Access folder
selected
Click the i le to be opened, Charmed
Excursions in this case, to select the
i le (Figure 81).
4
Click the Open button (Open dialog
box) to open the selected i le and
display the opened i le in the
current program window (shown
in Figure 79).
selected
i le
Access folder
selected
Other Ways
1. Click File on the
Ribbon, click Recent
in Backstage view,
double-click i le
2. Press CTRL + O
3. Navigate to i le in
Windows Explorer,
double-click i le
Open button
Figure 81
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