Saving Documents In Microsoft Word

How To Dave Your Document In Word

It's a good idea to save your document as soon as you create it in Microsoft Word and then keep saving it periodically as you make changes. It's no fun to make drastic changes to a document, have your PC crash and then lose all your hard work. Fortunately, saving documents is easy.

As soon as you create a new document, you can save it by pressing ctrl-s. If you haven't yet saved the document (and you won't have if you're just in the process of creating it), the Save As dialogue box will open. Give the document a name in the File name box (the text here is highlighted straight away, so as soon as you start typing, it will overwrite the current default name), and navigate to a location on your hard drive where you'd like to save the document. Click Save.

Saving Documents In Microsoft Word

Once you've done the initial save, all incremental saves can be performed in a split second by pressing ctrl-s. You won't be bothered again by the Save As dialogue box, unless you choose to rename your document by clicking the File tab > Save As.

Autosaving In Word

In addition to the manual saving you can do in Word, there is also the Autosave function that will prevent you from losing changes. This feature is a godsend for those people who save their documents infrequently. The autosave function instructs Word to save your document after a certain amount of time has elapsed. You can configure the autosave settings by clicking the File tab > Word > Options > Save.

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