Office 365 and Word

I've got Office 365 yet I can't run/open docs that I have on my desktop - do all these need to be in Sharepoint to open or is there a setting I'm missing?
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
All of my Office 2013 documents are on my Desktop.

In Word, Options, General, uncheck Show Start Screen when [word] starts. Now when you start Word, you should be able to use File and Open and navigate wherever you wish.
Vasil Michev (MVP)Commented:
Some (most) Office 365 plans do not include Office Pro plus, the desktop applications. If you are using such plan, you only have access to the Office web apps, so yes, you can only open documents from SharePoint/OneDrive for Business.

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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I am not sure I understand the above properly. I have an Office 365 subscription with Office 2013. I have the Home and Business edition as this edition has everything that Office 2010 Pro had. I can easily use documents on my Desktop.
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xmouserAuthor Commented:
Not seeing: In Word, Options, General, uncheck Show Start Screen when [word] starts. See attached.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Go to File, Options, and check. Your version is a bit different than mine as mine is installed to use on the Desktop.
xmouserAuthor Commented:
No File Options.... See attached.
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JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
It may the version you have is crippled as noted by Vasil above and not able to use the desktop.
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
@xmouser  - Thanks and I was happy to help.
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