Opening Files

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I kept Excel 2010 as long as our IT group would let me.  Now I'm using Excel Office 365.  When I click "open" it takes me to a screen that requires me to hit "Browse" before I get to a file tree.  


Is there a way to bypass this screen and get to the file tree directly each time I click on "open"?

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Select File > Options.

Select Save in the navigation pane on the left.

Tick the check box "Don't show the Backstage when opening or saving files with keyboard shortcuts".

Click OK.


THANK YOU!!!!!! @Hans Vogelaar