Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Opening documents
opening documents
When you click the File tab, Word displays the Backstage view .
The Backstage view is a set of pages containing information
and commands that deal with the document or the program
as a whole, such as opening, saving, and printing documents;
managing accounts; and setting options that affect the entire
icon on the taskbar, which makes it simple to switch from one
document to another (or you can use the Switch Windows
button on the View tab). You can also easily copy text and
graphics from one document to another.
If you’ve connected your Office suite to your Microsoft Account,
you can open documents stored on SkyDrive as if they were on
a local disk. If you have access to a SharePoint Server, you can
use it for storage in the same way.
While the Word program is running, you can open more than
one document at the same time. Each document has its own
open a document from the backstage view
1 On the ribbon, click File and then click Open.
2 If the document you want is in the Recent Documents list, click its
name or icon to open the document immediately. Otherwise, con-
tinue with steps 3 to 7.
TIP Word 2013 can open many kinds of document files.
Besides the default .docx format, you can select many others,
including Word 97–2003 (.doc), Word template (.dotx, .dotm, and .dot),
rich text format (.rtf), plain text (.txt), and OpenDocument Text (.odt)
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