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Chapter 2. Working with Simple Documents > Opening Files of Different Types

Opening Files of Different Types

Word recognizes and can open files created in a wide variety of other programs including, but not limited to: Lotus 1-2-3, WordPerfect, Windows Write, Excel, Outlook, Schedule, and Microsoft Works. When you open a document that was created in an older version of Word, Word opens it automatically into the current version.

Open a File in a Non-Word Format

Click the File menu, and then click Open.

Click the Files Of Type list arrow, and then select the type of file that you want to open. n

Click the Look In list arrow, and then select the drive or Internet location, or click a button on the Places bar that contains the file you want to open.

Double click the file to open it.


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