Answered By: Joelle Maurepas
Last Updated: Sep 15, 2015     Views: 58

It depends on the kind of file that you're opening, and the version of Windows you're using.

If it's a .pdf, you may have some problems opening it in Word.  

The general gist of it is this.

Let's say your file is called "work_form.doc."  You've saved it to your thumb drive and you've inserted the drive in the computer. 

Step 1: Open MSWord.

Step 2: Find the round, Windows logo button in the upper left hand corner of the screen.  Left-Click this button.

Step 3: Find the menu option titled "Open." Left-Click this.

Step 4: A new window will open up with two sections.  The left hand side shows places in your computer, the right hand side shows files stored in those places.  Look for the "Computer" Icon.  Underneath this you'll see a list of "drives" identified by names and a letter of the alphabet followed by a semicolon (:).  One of these should be named "removable disk" or "USB drive". Left Click this drive.

Step 5: Now, the right hand display will show all of the folders and files saved to your thumbdrive.  If you do not see your file listed, you may need to Left-Click into a folder to find it.

Step 6: Once you have found "workform.doc" Left-Click the name and then left click the "Open" button at the bottom of the window (or double click on it).  This will open the file in Word.  You can then modify the document, save it, and print it out on any computer with access to a printer.  
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