Sometimes, we need to open a file in MS Word. It can be a word doc, presentation, or any other file that has the same name. Opening a file in MS Word is a common task for everyone. Open the MS Word and at the top in the menu bar, click the File menu and select the Open option. In the Open window, find and select the file you want to open in Microsoft Word. Click the drop-down list next to the File name text field to change the file type, and then select open.