Saving Documents

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Saving your document in the same location with the same name is extremely easy. However, you need to take additional actions to put your copy to other place, and with a different name.

Save an opened document with the same name

To save the opened document with the same name in the opened location:

Word 365 Save button
  • Press Ctrl+S.

Save the opened document with a different name in the local PC

On the File tab, click Save As to open the Save As pane:

Word 365 Save As pane
  • On the left side of the Save As pane, select the This PC option.
  • On the right side:
    • If needed, change the location by:
      • Selecting any of the most used folders such as Course1, temp, etc.
      • Clicking the More options... option to open the Save As dialog box.
    • Type the name of your document and click the Save button.

Save the opened document to OneDrive

To save a document to OneDrive (or other external location such as Dropbox), do the following:

  • On the File tab, click Save. In the Save As pane:
    • On the left side of the Save As pane, click the OneDrive,
    • On the right side, type the name of your document and click Save:
    Save As to OneDrive in Word 365
  • Click the Save button on the Quick Access Toolbar (if this button was visible) or click Ctrl+S on the keyboard:

    In the Save this file dialog box, type the file name and click Save:

    Save this file dialog box in Word 365

    Note: If you changed the dialog box's path, you see another folder instead of Documents on OneDrive. Choose the correct folder in this drop-down list.

Automatically save documents

Saving a document periodically as you work is crucial to prevent information loss. Making Word save it automatically will reduce the chance of losing data in case of a power failure or other interruption.

   1.   On the File tab, click Options:

Word 365 Options

   2.   On the Save tab, under Save Documents:

  • Click the Save AutoRecover information every check box,
  • To adjust the time interval between saves, in the Minutes box, use the arrows to select a time or type a time for how often Word saves your document:
Save AutoRecover Word 365

   3.   Click OK to close the dialog box.

Note: more details are available in the Save and close the document section in the Create, open and save a document lesson of the Create basic documents free course.

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