Open documents on Mac
The quickest way to open a document on your Mac is to double-click its icon on the desktop.
If a document’s icon isn’t on the desktop, there are other ways to open the document on your Mac:
If you recently worked in a document, choose Apple menu > Recent Items, then choose the document.
Open the document’s associated app, then choose the document in the Open dialog (if available), or choose File > Open. In some apps, you can choose File > Open Recent to open documents you have recently used.
Click the Finder icon in the Dock. In the Finder sidebar, click Recents, iCloud Drive, Documents, or the folder where the document is located, then double-click the document’s icon or name.
Note: Before you can open documents in iCloud Drive, you must set up iCloud Drive. See Use iCloud Drive to store documents.
Tip: You can open files created with Microsoft Office on your Mac. Use the Pages app to open Microsoft Word documents, the Numbers app to open Microsoft Excel spreadsheets, and the Keynote app to open Microsoft PowerPoint presentations. If you don’t have Pages, Numbers, or Keynote on your Mac, you can get them from the App Store.