If you want to be able to refer to the data in a file at some later time, you must save the file. You should also frequently save any file you are working on to save losing data if a power failure or computer crash occurs.
When you save a file, you can give it a unique filename and store it in the folder or drive of your choice. You can also change the file type. You can then open the saved file at a later time. (See the next section for help opening Office files.)
- Click the File tab.
A For subsequent saves, you can click the Save button on the Quick Access toolbar to quickly save the file.
The document’s Info screen appears.
- Click Save or Save As.
The Save As dialog box appears.
- In the Navigation pane, click the library in which you want to save the file (here, Documents).
- In the file list, navigate to the folder in which you want to save the file.
- Type a name for the file in the File name field.
- Click Save.
B The Office program saves the file and the new filename appears on the program window’s title bar.
Each Office program saves to a default file type; for example, a Word document is saved in the DOCX file format.