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OpenOffice Tutorial: Open a Microsoft Word Document using the toolbar

How-To: OpenOffice Tutorial: Open a Microsoft Word Document using the toolbar
  1. To open a Microsoft Word document using the toolbar, first look for the folder icon in the toolbar. It should look like this.
  2. This is the "Open" button. Click on it once.
  3. The "Open" window should appear. In this area, you should see the documents that you can open, which includes Microsoft Word documents.
  4. To make it easier to find Word documents though, let's filter the list. Look for the "Files of Type" field and click on its down arrow here.
  5. Then, you should then see a list of file types appear. Look for the option "Microsoft Word 97/2000/XP (*.doc)" and click on it once.
  6. Good! This area should now only show folders, and Microsoft word documents. Just click once on the document you want to open to select it.
  7. Afterwards, click on "Open."
  8. Great! We have opened the Microsoft Word document using the toolbar. Congratulations!

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Open a Microsoft Word Document using the toolbar

This screencast demonstrates how to open a Microsoft Word Document using the toolbar of OpenOffice.org Writer. You learn:

  • The appearance of OpenOffice.org Writer when no document is open.
  • How to look for the "Open" button.
  • How to filter files and look for Word documents.
  • How to open a Microsoft Word Document using the toolbar of OpenOffice.org Writer.

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