Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
In Depth Information
Access Files Quickly
Launch Microsoft Internet Explorer 7.
You can open any file you see in the desktop view directly in the
original authoring program by double-clicking the file icon. If you
download files from the Web to a folder or you work in several
applications and don’t have a handy view of folders on the
desktop, you can let Explorer be your navigation guide and open files in
Explorer that are immediately routed to the original authoring
program or displayed as inline views in the Explorer window.
Figure 16-20: Click Browse to locate a file to open
Open to display the Explorer Open dialog
box, shown in Figure 16-20.
Click Browse to open the Windows Internet Explorer
dialog box. Click All Files from the Files Of Type
dropdown menu and navigate to a location and select a file
to open. Your choices include
• PowerPoint: PowerPoint files selected in Explorer
open the files directly in PowerPoint.
• Word: Word files selected in Explorer open the files
directly in Word.
• Excel: Excel files selected in Explorer open the files
directly in Excel.
• XPS: XPS files open in Explorer as inline views, as
shown in Figure 16-21.
• PDF: PDF Files open in Explorer as inline views in
the Explorer window. Your Acrobat Viewer has
preference options to toggle the views between inline views
and opening files in an Acrobat Viewer.
Figure 16-21: XPS files open in Explorer as inline views in the Web browser window
Click Open, and the selected file opens in the
application according to the file type.