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Open a Saved Doc

Once you’ve saved a document, you may want to access it again to make changes or print it out. This guide explains how to open a saved document in Microsoft Word 2010. Some steps may be different in earlier versions of Word, but similar in concept.

You’ll need:

  • A computer with Microsoft Word installed

Follow this step-by-step instructions to open a saved document

Step 1: If you already have Microsoft Word opened, click File in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.

Some versions of Word may have an ‘Office’ button in the same place. Click on this to bring up the menu to continue.

Step 2: Click Open.

Step 3: An ‘Open’ dialogue box will pop up. From this, find your way to the folder in which your document is saved. Folders are shown down the left-hand side of the dialogue box.

Step 4: Once you’ve located your document and clicked on it to select it, its name will be shown in the ‘File name’ box at the bottom of the dialogue box.

Step 5: Click Open.