Of course, not all of the documents you’ll work with in Word will be brand new; you also need to be able to open documents that you’ve already created. Luckily that’s a simple task with the Start screen and the Backstage view.
On the Word 2013 Start screen, in the Recent list, review the available documents.
Click the document that you want to view.
If you don’t see the document that you want, click Open Other Documents.
The Open screen appears.
Click the location where the file is stored.
Choose the file that you want to open.
To open a document when you’re already working ...