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Open File Options in Microsoft Office 2013

When we want to open a file in one of the Microsoft Office applications such as Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel we have a variety of options on how to open the specific file.  These options will be described below and the application that I used for this post is Microsoft Excel 13. In this post are featured the common commands between Microsoft Office applications.

If we select the drop down button which is located at the bottom right corner of the Open dialog box and next to the command Open we can do one of the following:

  • Open
  • Open Read Only
  • Open As Copy
  • Open In Browser
  • Open In Protected View
  • Open And Repair

All the above commands let us open the files in a different way which I will describe below:

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