There are multiple was to open a Word document. You can browse to and double click the document. You can use the File | Open comment within Word. You can also use the My Recent Documents list.
- Within Word, click the Microsoft Office button and click Open.
- From the Open window, hold down the CTRL key and click each file you want to open.
- Click Open.
This tip works with most Office application so you can use it to open multiple presentations, spreadsheets, etc.