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 Windows Button
  2. Choose “All Programs”
  3. Then select, the “Microsoft Office” folder

    MS Word 2010

  4. Now, open your desired Office application
    for e.g Microsoft Word 2010
  5. Once the application opens, select File Item
  6. Click

    Open File

  7. Now, select the document you wish to open in Office 2010 and click Open Dropdown

    Open  Document

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