How to Open a File in Word
Opening a file lets you resume working on a document that you have saved from earlier or that someone else has created and shared with you.
While you can open a document by double-clicking its icon in Windows, you can also browse and open files from within Word.
The Open screen appears, giving you a few ways to find a document.
The selected file opens.
From the Browse dialog box, you’ll need to click the Open button after selecting the file.
In addition to opening Word’s regular file formats, you can also open PDF documents for editing.
A dialog box appears, explaining that opening a PDF in Word converts it to a Word document and opens it as a copy. You’ll be able to edit the text, but some formatting and graphics may look different.
A copy of the PDF is converted into an editable document, and it opens so that you can edit the text.