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Learn Microsoft Word 2007 Step By Step: Creating and Opening documents

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In the previous article, we got familiar with the layout and interface of Microsoft Word 2007. Today we will discuss about creating new documents and opening existing documents. It’s really simple but one should know about it :-).

The Office Button:

The Office Button is synonymous to what it used to be the File Menu in previous versions of Microsoft Word. So When we click the Office button, it will give us the options like opening new documents, saving the current documents, opening existing documents, printing etc.

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Creating a new document:

Go to the office button –> New
It will show you all the templates that are available which you can use if you want to create a preformatted document or otherwise you can select the blank document to start straightaway.

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Installed Templates are those which are already installed on your system. All other templates are available for you to download from Microsoft download site. When you select a template, it will automatically go to the Microsoft site where you can go and download the template for you. Note: Downloading new templates requires you to have Genuine Office installed.

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The shortcut for creating the new document is Ctrl – N but it will, by default, open a new blank document rather than open the template gallery. If you want to open the gallery, then you should press Alt+F and then N.

Creating a new document from an existing one:

If you want to use an existing document which you created as a template, then you can do so by going to office button –> New –> In the left pane, select “New from existing…”

Opening existing documents:

Opening your existing documents is easy. Just go to office button –> Open –> select your desired file to open.

The shortcut for opening an existing document is Ctrl – O.

In the next lesson, we will discuss about saving a document. There are many options involved than pressing the save button :-). So stay tuned for the next lesson. And don’t forget to give me the feedback :-).

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