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Word - Save Document

Saving New Document:

Once you are done with typing in your new word document, it is time to save your document to avoid losing work you have done on a Word document. Following are the steps to save an edited word document:

Step (1): Click the File tab and select Save As option.

Save As

Step (2): Select a folder where you would like to save the document, Enter file name which you want to give to your document and Select a Save as type, by default it is .docx format.


Step (3): Finally, click on Save button and your document will be saved with the entered name in the selected folder.

Saving New Changes:

There may be a situation when you open an existing document and edit it partially or completely, or even you would like to save the changes in between editing of the document. If you want to save this document with the same name then you can use either of the following simple options:

  1. Just press Ctrl + S keys to save the changes.

  2. Optionally you can click on the floppy icon available at the top left corner and just above the File tab. This option will also save the changes.

  3. You can also use third method to save the changes, which is Save option available just above the Save As option as shown in the above screen capture.

If your document is new and it was never saved so far, then with either of the three options, word would display you a dialogue box to let you select a folder, and enter document name as explained in case of saving new document.