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Opening Documents in Older Versions of Microsoft Office

When Microsoft Office 2016 is installed on your machine, its programs automatically become the default for opening all documents.

If you need to open a file in an older version of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access or Publisher, follow these steps:

    1. Click Screenshot of Windows Button
    2. Choose “All Programs”
    3. Then select, the “Microsoft Office” folder
      Screen shot of list of applications with MS Word 2010 selected
    4. Now, open your desired Office application
      for e.g Microsoft Word 2010
    5. Once the application opens, select Screenshot of File Item in the navigation menu
    6. Click
      Screenshot of clicking on Open File in the navigation menu
    7. Now, select the document you wish to open in Office 2010 and click Screenshot of Open Dropdown
      Screenshot of window showing document to be opened

Your document will now open in your chosen Office 2010 app!