How to Retrieve and Edit Saved Documents


Topic : How to Retrieve and Edit Saved Documents



Week : Week 2

Instructional Materials :

  • Computer System


Reference Materials

  • Scheme of Work
  • Online Information
  • Textbooks
  • Workbooks
  • 9 Year Basic Education Curriculum

Previous Knowledge :

The pupils have previous knowledge of how to use the computer and save documents on the computer system



Behavioural Objectives :  At the end of the lesson, the pupils should be able to

  • Retrieve saved documents
  • edit saved documents
  • save already retrieved and edited documents



Content :

open an old file

Sometimes, one may need to work on documents that are stored or saved in the computer system.

Such documents would usually have a name given to the file. To bring out the file to the screen of the computer system:

1 Click, File on the menu bar; a sub-menu will appear

2 Click, Open on the sub-menu and a list of all the files in the Microsoft Word package shows on the screen.


How to Retrieve and Edit Saved Documents







  1. Search for the file needed and click.
  2. The file then comes on screen and the necessary work on the file can be done.

Saving an old document

To save an old document:

1 Click the File menu.

2 Select Save.








The topic is presented step by step


Step 1:

The class teacher revises the previous topics


Step 2.

He introduces the new topic


Step 3:

The class teacher allows the pupils to give their own examples and he corrects them when the needs arise


Evaluation :


  1. List the steps involved in retrieving saved files on a system.
  2. How do you save an old document?


Conclusion :


The class teacher wraps up or conclude the lesson by giving out short note to summarize the topic that he or she has just taught.

The class teacher also goes round to make sure that the notes are well copied or well written by the pupils.

He or she does the necessary corrections when and where  the needs arise.


Assignment :

Prepare for the next lesson by reading about


Using tool bars to format a document 

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