To work with data in Office 2010, you must create a file in which to store it. If the file you want to create is a Word document, an Excel workbook, an Access database, a PowerPoint presentation or a Publisher publication, you create a new file using the Getting Started screen. You are given the option of creating a blank file or basing the file on an existing template. To create a new item in Outlook, whether it is an e-mail message, a calendar appointment, a contact or a task item, you use the Ribbon.
Create a New Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access or Publisher File
- Click the File tab.
- Click New.
The New screen appears.
- Click the type of file that you want to create.
- Click Create.
The new file opens.
Create a New Outlook Item
- In the lower left corner of the Outlook window, click the type of item you want to create – Mail, Calendar, Contact or Task.
- Click the New type button, where type is the type of item. For example, if you are creating a Mail item, the button is labelled “New E-mail”. If you are creating a Calendar item, the button is labelled “New Appointment”, “New Meeting” and so on.
The new item opens.
To create a new file from a template, simply click the desired template in the New screen.
If you are connected to the Internet, you can access more Office templates. Simply click a template category under Office.com Templates in the New screen to display a list of available templates in the selected category; double-click one to download the template and apply it to a new file.