Switching Among Files You've Opened
Often, you'll have many files open at once. If you are running Word 2003 in Windows 2000, each file you open gets its own icon on the Windows taskbar. You can have multiple icons on the taskbar while only one copy of Word is open. To display any open file, click its taskbar icon.
This behavior, which contrasts with most Windows programs, has not met with universal acclaim. In Word 2003, the choice is yours. If you prefer to set aside only one taskbar icon for Word—and to switch among files using the Window menu or other traditional techniques—you can have what you want.
To switch back to the classic “multiple document interface,” choose Tools, Options, View; clear the Windows in Taskbar check box; and choose ...