Opening Files in Office 2016

Office 2016 gives you multiple options for opening files. Choose the one the best fits your need.

Option 1: Open a file from your departmental fileshare

  1. Launch your Office 2016 application and choose the corresponding option from the left-hand column:
    1. Access 2016: "Open Other Files"
    2. Excel 2016: "Open Other Workbooks"
    3. PowerPoint 2016: "Open Other Presentations"
    4. Publisher 2016: "Open Other Publications"
    5. Word 2016: "Open Other Documents"
  2. Select This PC from the list and then click on the Browse button.
  3. In the Explorer Window that appears, navigate to your mapped departmental fileshare and select the folder where you want to open your file from. 
  4. Select your file and click the Open button.

Option 2: Opening a file from your computer

  1. Launch your Office 2016 application and choose the corresponding option from the left-hand column:
    1. Access 2016: "Open Other Files"
    2. Excel 2016: "Open Other Workbooks"
    3. PowerPoint 2016: "Open Other Presentations"
    4. Publisher 2016: "Open Other Publications"
    5. Word 2016: "Open Other Documents"
  2. Select This PC from the list and then click on the Browse button.
  3. In the Explorer Window that appears, navigate to the location on your computer where you want to open your file from.
  4. Select your file and click the Open button.

Option 3: Opening a file from OneDrive for Business

  1. Launch your Office 2016 application and choose the corresponding option from the left-hand column:
    1. Access 2016: "Open Other Files"
    2. Excel 2016: "Open Other Workbooks"
    3. PowerPoint 2016: "Open Other Presentations"
    4. Publisher 2016: "Open Other Publications"
    5. Word 2016: "Open Other Documents"
  2. Select OneDrive - Stonehill College from the list on the left. The contents of your OneDrive - Stonehill College will display on the right.
  3. Navigate to the file you want to open, and click on it to select and open the file.
  4. The file will open from your OneDrive.