Quick start: Open a workbook in Excel Starter

After you have saved a file and closed it, you can open it again to resume your work. You don't have to open Microsoft Excel Starter first. Double-clicking the file will open Excel Starter.


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Click the Start button, start button and then click Documents.


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Find the file in the Documents folder, and double-click it.

Documents folder

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The Excel Starter startup screen appears, and the document is displayed.

Next steps

Now that Excel Starter is running, you can open more workbooks from within the program. Here are two ways:

  • To browse for files in the Documents folder or other folders, click the File tab, and then click Open.


  • To open a file that you worked on recently, click the File tab, and then click Recent.


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