Save a File

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.)

Save a File

  1. 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.
  2. Click Save or Save As.
    The Save As dialog box appears.

    The Save As dialog box appears.

  3. In the Navigation pane, click the library in which you want to save the file (here, Documents).
  4. In the file list, navigate to the folder in which you want to save the file.
  5. Type a name for the file in the File name field.
  6. 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.