3.3.2 Save and Save as

When your key in the document is stored in the internal memory of the computer, in order to preserve the document for future use, you must save it on the disk, to do so.

Select the save option from the File menu. The Save as dialog box gets invoked as displayed in figure below:


Enter a filename in the File name box and click on the Save button. By default the new document is saved Word document with an extension.doc.
Alternatively, you can click on the Save button on the standard toolbar or press Ctr+S to open the Save as dialog box.

Saving a File in a Specific Location:

To save a file in directory other than the default directory, which is the directory that is highlighted in the directory list of the Save as dialog box, select the name of the directory in which you want the document saved and click on the OK butto

To specify a different drive on which to save your file, follow these steps:

  • Click on the Save in the text box in the Save as dialog box.
  • A list of available drives will be displayed Selected the drive on which you want to save your file by clicking on it.
  • Click on the Save button to complete the process.

Auto save feature:

Word has an Auto Save feature which saves your documents after every 10 minutes automatically. To utilize Auto Save for the document more often than every 10 minutes, the steps are:

  • Click on the Tools Option in the Save as Dialog box and click on Save Options. Save dialog box is displayed as shown in figure below.
  • Select the Save tab and select the Save Auto Recover into every option.
  • Decrease the number of minutes by suing the decrement / increment button or by typing different number in the text box.
  • Click on OK.