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10.3: Saving a Document

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    Once you have successfully entered text into your document, you should get into the habit of saving work. Saving your work often is a good idea in the event of a computer error or power outage that could cause you to lose your progress. While Word does have an Autosave feature that can be helpful to recover most of your document, saving your work regularly is the sure-fire way to make sure your work is not lost.

    To save your work in word, you can do one of the following:

    • Keyboard Shortcut: “Control + “S”
    • Quick Access Toolbar: Use the Disk/icon in the upper left-hand corner of the screen.
    • Backstage View: Click on “File” in the Ribbon and navigate to “Save” on the left side of the backstage view.

    Difference between “Save” and “Save As”

    Microsoft Word has two different Save commands: “Save-As” allows you to name the file and save it in a location of your choosing. “Save” keeps the same file name and location. If you have never saved a file before, pressing “Save” will take the user to the “Save-As” menu of options. When completing the “Save As” command, Word will also allow you to save the document as another file type, like a portable document format (pdf) file, or other types.


    10.3: Saving a Document is shared under a CC BY license and was authored, remixed, and/or curated by Nick Heisserer.

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