Microsoft Office Tutorials and References
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world of the computer, you click the X button in the upper-right corner of the Word program
window (refer to Figure 1-2 ).
The catch? You have to close each and every Word document window that’s open before you can
say that you’ve completely quit Word.
The other catch? Word won’t quit during that shameful circumstance when you have unsaved
documents. If so, you’re prompted to save the document, as shown in Figure 1-4 . My advice is to click
the Save button to save your work.
Figure 1-4: Better click that Save button!
If you click the Don’t Save button, your work isn’t saved and Word quits. If you click the Cancel
button, Word doesn’t quit and you can continue working.
See Chapter 8 for more information on saving documents.
Also see Chapter 8 on how to recover drafts of documents you failed to save.
You don’t have to quit Word just to start editing another document. Refer to the next couple of
sections for helpful, timesaving information!
After quitting Word, you can continue to use Windows by starting up any other program, such
as Spider Solitaire or perhaps something more calming, like Call Of Duty.
Closing a document without quitting Word
You don’t always have to quit Word. For example, if you’re merely stopping work on one document
to work on another, quitting Word is a waste of time. Instead, you can close the document.
To close a document in Word, click the File tab and choose the Close command. Word banishes the
document from its window, but then the program sits there and waits for you to do something else,
such as start working on a new document or open a document you previously saved.
Bottom line: There’s no point in quitting Word when all you want to do is start editing a new
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