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Saving a Document

Soon after you create a document, you should save it—that is, tell Word to store the document as a file on a disk. When you save a document, you should give it a logical, plain-English name that will make it easy to identify the file when you need to open it again. For example, if you write an angry letter to your aunt Martha, you might name the file “Angry Letter to Aunt Martha,” or some such. You also need to select a location to store the file, such as on your computer’s hard disk or a network drive. Word can also save a document in one of several different formats, so you can choose the one that works best for you.

After saving a document for the first time, you can (and should!) resave it frequently as you work on it. Repeatedly saving a document protects you from data loss in case your PC’s power goes out or some other problem arises. When you save an existing document, Word simply updates the file to include any changes you made since the last time you saved it.


  

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