Create a New File

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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

Create a New Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access or Publisher File

  1. Click the File tab.
  2. Click New.
    The New screen appears.
  3. Click the type of file that you want to create.
  4. Click Create.
    The new file opens.

Create a New Outlook Item

Create a New Outlook Item

  1. In the lower left corner of the Outlook window, click the type of item you want to create – Mail, Calendar, Contact or Task.
  2. 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.