Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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6. Click the Save button.
The file is now safely stored in the computer’s storage system.
At this point, you can keep working. As you work, continue to save; refer to the section “Saving or
updating a document,” later in this chapter.
From the And-Now-He-Tells-Us Department, you don’t really need to work through
Step 1 the first time you save a document. Instead, you can click the Save button on the Quick
Access Toolbar. Because the document hasn’t yet been saved, the Save As screen appears
automatically.
There’s no need to quit after you save a document. Indeed, the idea is to save as you go.
After initially saving, you use the Save command to update your document. See the section
“Saving or updating a document.”
Your clue that the file has been successfully saved is that the name you gave it (the filename )
now appears on the document’s title bar, at the top center of the Word window.
Always save your document, even after you type only a few lines of text.
The Save As command can also be used to save a document with a new name or to a different
location on disk or in a different format. See Chapter 24 .
Do not save a document to removable media, such as an optical disc or memory
card. Instead, save the document to the computer’s main storage device, the hard drive or SSD.
After saving the document, and quitting Word, you can use Windows to copy that document to
the removable media. Otherwise, Word may lose your document, or the computer may crash if
you remove the media before you’re done working on the document.
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